Recent News Articles

Posted on Saturday, February 22, 2020
Society presidents Annaliesse Cantera ’20 (Marshall) and Addie Jenkins ’20 (Irving)At the close of the winter term each year, the Mercersburg Academy student body divides in half as members of the Washington Irving Literary Society and John Marshall Literary Society face off in a variety of athletic contests and the all-important and highly anticipated Irving-Marshall Prize Speaking Contest (better known as “Declamation”). In short: it’s Irving against Marshall. Every student at the school is... Read More
Posted on Saturday, February 22, 2020
Henry O’Brien ’20Mercersburg’s boys’ varsity squash team reached the championship match of the Division V draw at the 2020 HEAD US Squash High School Nationals before suffering a 6-1 loss in the finals to Woodberry Forest (VA) School February 23 at Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT. Alex Lorenzo ’20 won his match at #1 in straight sets, but the six other Blue Storm players came up short. Henry O’Brien ’20 (#2) and Dalton Fitzsimmons ’20 (#7) both took their opponents to five games. Results... Read More
Posted on Friday, February 21, 2020
Aurelius Dunbar ’20Three Mercersburg wrestlers competed at the 2020 National Prep Wrestling Championships February 21-22 at Lehigh University’s Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, PA. Aurelius Dunbar ’20, the No. 4 seed at 160 pounds, placed fourth to become just the fifth wrestler in school history to place three times at National Preps. is making his fourth National Preps appearance in four years, and went 3-0 on the first day of competition to advance to the championship semifinals. Dunbar (35-7... Read More
Posted on Monday, February 17, 2020
Students participate in pet therapy during Health and Wellness Day.Instead of the usual class schedule February 19, students took time to learn about healthy habits and engage in restorative activities as part of Mercersburg Academy’s annual Health and Wellness Day. “We are very excited to have a different sort of day and to take time to reflect on all that it means to be well physically, mentally, and spiritually,” says Chris Howes, assistant head of school for student life and culture. ... Read More
Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2020
Jake Evert ’20 on the podium at EasternsMercersburg’s boys took second and the Blue Storm girls earned a fifth-place finish at the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships February 14-15. Swimming events were held at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, with the diving events taking place at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, PA. Easterns is widely considered the top prep swimming and diving meet in the nation. The second-place finish for the Storm boys is... Read More
Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2020
Addie Geitner ’21Addie Geitner ’21 and James Colwell ’20 won individual events and Mercersburg athletes set or tied four different school records at the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Prep League Indoor Track & Field Championships February 15 in Lawrenceville, NJ. Geitner won the girls’ 1600m in a time of 5:30.00, and Colwell’s first place time of 7.90 in the boys’ 55m hurdles lowered his own school record. Other new school records came from Grace Lewis ’20 in the girls’ triple jump (34’ 3”, bettering... Read More
Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2020
Aurelius Dunbar ’20Aurelius Dunbar ’20 took second place at 160 pounds, and Alex Forrester ’23 (106 pounds) and Aiden Lorson ’22 (138 pounds) will join Dunbar at next weekend’s National Prep Wrestling Tournament after their performances at the Pennsylvania Independent School Wrestling Tournament (PAISWT), which was held February 14-15 at Westtown School in West Chester, PA. In a battle of nationally recognized wrestlers, Wyoming Seminary's Gabe Arnold (31-3) grabbed an early takedown and made... Read More
Posted on Friday, February 14, 2020
Quintin Metcalf ’20Quintin Metcalf ’20 scored 20 points and Kaylen Oweh ’20 added 18 points to send Mercersburg’s boys’ varsity basketball team to the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association quarterfinals with a tough 64-58 win over visiting Friends’ Central School February 14 in the Plantz Courts of Nolde Gymnasium. The Blue Storm (17-8), which is the tournament’s No. 5 seed, advances to face the host Perkiomen School Saturday, February 15, at 1 p.m. in Pennsburg, PA.... Read More
Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2020
Kiersten Donnelly ’21One of the busiest weekends of the year—and certainly one of the most meaningful stretches of competition—is in progress for Mercersburg’s varsity athletic teams February 14-15.  The Blue Storm swimmers and divers are competing at the annual Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships; after the first day of the two-day event, Mercersburg’s boys are in third place and the Storm girls are fifth. Swimming events are at Franklin & Marshall College in... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2020
CJ Hoffman ’23Linden Amster ’23Mercersburg Academy student trumpet player Linden Amster ’23 was chosen for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association’s 2020 District 7 Band.  Amster (of Gettysburg, PA) successfully auditioned December 7 at the PMEA auditions, which were held at Eastern York Senior High School in Wrightsville, PA. He attended and performed at the District Band festival February 13-15 at Annville-Cleona High School in Annville, PA. CJ Hoffman ’22, of Harrisburg, PA, who plays... Read More


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