The overall result of 2019’s Irving-Marshall Week at Mercersburg? The same as in 2018, and 2017, and 2016, with the John Marshall Literary Society outlasting the rival Washington Irving Literary Society for the fourth year in a row. Marshall won this year by a score of 1350-650 on the strength of a first-place Declamation finish by Elizabeth Heidecker ’19.
A pair of legendary Mercersburg alumni—Larry Sheridan ’51 and Bob Leavitt (1903)—have been chosen for enshrinement in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Hall of Fame and the Pennsylvania Track & Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame, respectively.
Join us in celebrating the service and accomplishments of distinguished alumni Steven Guttman ’64, James Snyder ’69, P ’05, Robert Hunter ’59, Joseph Huber ’64, Masroor Ahmed ’99, Bebe Lloyd ’94, and Magdalena Kala ’09. The group of seven will be honored Thursday, June 6, at the Faculty, Staff, and Alumni Recognition Dinner, which is hosted by the Alumni Council and officially kicks off Reunion Weekend 2019.
Steven Zhang ’11 has been appointed president of Inter Milan (officially Football Club Internazionale Milano), which is one of the world’s most popular professional soccer teams. Inter Milan has won 18 league championships in Serie A, Italy’s top soccer league. The squad has three UEFA Champions League titles (with its most recent coming in 2010), and is the only club in the 20-team Serie A to never have been relegated to a lower-division league.
Harold FitzGerald "Gerry" Lenfest '49—a luminary in the history of Mercersburg Academy and American philanthropy, and a pioneer in the field of communications—died August 5 in Philadelphia at age 88. He leaves a profound legacy at Mercersburg and in communities across the nation.
Burton Richter ’48, who received the 1976 Nobel Prize in physics, died July 18 in Stanford, Calif. He was 87. Richter was director emeritus of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (originally the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) at Stanford University.
More than 750 alumni, their guests, faculty, staff, and friends of Mercersburg gathered on campus Thursday, June 7, through Sunday, June 10, to celebrate their connection to each other and to the school. Classes ending in 3 and 8 held their five-year reunions, breaking last year's record attendance of more than 600.
Jayvien Sandridge ’18 was chosen by the Baltimore Orioles June 6 in the 32nd round of the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Sandridge was a varsity baseball letterwinner all three years at Mercersburg, and helped the Blue Storm to three Mid-Atlantic Prep League titles (the team has won or shared the league crown in each of the past eight seasons).
Mercersburg Academy is thrilled to announce that the school’s new health center will be named the Rutherford Health and Wellness Center in honor of longtime faculty members Frank ’70 and Debbie Rutherford. Click here to see photos of the building.
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center. Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. 300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236 GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236 717-328-6173