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Latest Mercersburg Academy Magazine Highlights College Admission Process
The fall 2022 Mercersburg Academy magazine was mailed last week and features a look at the shifting landscape of college admission. Eager to see the latest issue? View the digital version.
This magazine highlights how Mercersburg’s Office of College Counseling actively supports students as they pursue their ideal college fit. Director of College Counseling Michael Conklin and Senior Associate Director of College Counseling Vicki Thompson share insights on equipping students for the college admissions process and how parents can offer their support along the way.
Katie Stroup Brooks ’72 talks about helping students chart paths for career success. She is a nationally recognized board-certified career counselor and coach who has helped college students and adults find meaningful careers for more than 35 years. She shares insights on how Mercersburg gives students the educational foundation necessary to succeed in college.
Mercersburg is one of a handful of prep schools across the nation to partner with the United States Naval Academy in a program that allows students enrolling at the Naval Academy to spend a year at Mercersburg as postgraduate students before heading to Annapolis. Mercersburg’s graduating Class of 2022 included 11 students headed to Annapolis, West Point, or the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
In addition to these stories, the latest magazine includes features on faculty and staff retirees, including Tom Thorne, a member of the language department since 1993, and Wells Gray, a member of the arts department since 1999.
To see complementary content to the current issue or to read past issues, visit this page.
After you finish the issue, we’d love to hear from you! What did you think of the magazine? Do you have story ideas to suggest? Contact Lisa Prejean, Mercersburg Academy magazine editor, at
Mercersburg Academy magazine is an eight-time recipient of the CASE District II Accolades Award for independent-school magazines. (CASE is the international association for advancement and communications professionals in education; District II includes six states in the Mid-Atlantic region and the District of Columbia, as well as portions of Canada and the Caribbean.) The magazine also received a 2021 APEX Award for Publication Excellence.
Mercersburg Academy is published by the school’s Office of Strategic Marketing and Communications, designed by Mid-Atlantic Media in Owings Mills, Maryland, and is printed at HBP in nearby Hagerstown, Maryland. (John Snyder ’76 is HBP’s president.)