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Posted on Thursday, April 1, 2021
A campus student organization was formed in fall 2020 to support Mercersburg students who identify as members of the Hispanic or Latinx community. The Latinx/Hispanic Student Union is modeled after the school’s Black Student Union (which has been a fixture on campus since its founding in 1989). Like with the BSU, membership is open to any interested students; approximately 25 students have already taken part in meetings and activities during this unusual school year.
Posted on Thursday, April 1, 2021
Madi Norris ’21 might be one of the busiest people around. After varsity field hockey practice or one of her other myriad activities during the week, she often gets a ride from a faculty member to nearby Whitetail Ski Resort, where she teaches kids how to snowboard. She’s there until 9:30 p.m., gets back to campus, and does school work until around midnight. On the weekends, she’s at Whitetail again as early as 6 a.m. 
Posted on Thursday, April 1, 2021
“It’s great. There’s really no experience like it,” says Jay Howley ’21 when describing living on the Mercersburg Academy campus. Howley, a four-year senior, has lived in the borough of Mercersburg and/or on campus his whole life, and this year, as a prefect in Tippetts Hall, he is helping others feel at home too. He thinks of his role as a “big brother” and an older influence to the younger boys on his hallway, many of them first-year students.
Posted on Friday, July 31, 2020
As the grade dean for the Class of 2020, it was Dan Walker’s job to support the seniors from the start of the school year right through Commencement.
Posted by Jenny Bell ’17 on Friday, July 31, 2020
Coleman Weibley is always willing to lend a helping hand, even when he’s not asked. So when the COVID-19 crisis began to affect Mercersburg’s students, Weibley didn’t hesitate to step up and help out.
Posted on Friday, July 31, 2020
Maggie Betkowski ’21 of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, and Rose Potter ’21 of Middleburg, Virginia, both have a knack for helping people, and they both consider Mercersburg home.
Posted on Friday, July 31, 2020
Faculty member Sarah Bozzi has been sewing all her life. So perhaps it is no surprise that when the Mercersburg Academy community found itself on lockdown and moving to online learning for the spring term, Bozzi pulled out her sewing machine.
Posted by Clara Getty ’21 on Friday, July 31, 2020
Andy Choi ’99, an academic cardiologist, is an associate professor of medicine and radiology and the director of cardiac CT and MRI at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Posted by Clara Getty ’21 on Friday, July 31, 2020
Dean Hosgood ’98 is an epidemiologist who studies the risk factors that make some populations more susceptible to diseases than other populations.
Posted by Clara Getty ’21 on Friday, July 31, 2020
Out of the seven people in his unit at Stony Brook University Hospital, Ross Weller ’03 was one of the first three who would be moved to the front line of the pandemic.

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