Educational consultant Alexandra Scott will be the featured speaker at a school meeting Friday, January 18. Scott’s talks and workshops focus on the emergence of transgender and gender non-binary students and adults.
Fourteen Mercersburg students are spending this weekend at Columbia University in New York City for the 18th-annual Columbia Model United Nations Conference and Exposition (CMUNCE XVIII). The event began Thursday, January 17, and runs through Sunday, January 20, on Columbia’s campus in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan.
“The Isolated Figure,” an exhibit by New York City-based professional artist Bruce Williams, opened at Mercersburg Friday, January 11. The show features a total of 29 pieces from Williams in the Burgin Center for the Arts’ Cofrin Gallery and gallery niche. Williams will be on campus visiting classes and attending an artist reception at the exhibit on Friday, January 18 from 6:30-8 p.m.
This service has been postponed due to winter weather and unpredicted travel conditions. An announcement will be made when the service is rescheduled.
Mercersburg Academy will host the third-annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service on Sunday, January 20, at 4 p.m. in the Irvine Memorial Chapel. The service is held by the Mercersburg Ministerium Association to commemorate the life and ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. All are welcome to attend.
Head of School Katie Titus announced this week the appointment of William “Bill” Kissick as Mercersburg Academy’s chief development officer. Kissick comes to Mercersburg from St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H., and will relocate to Mercersburg this summer.
Eight students from Colegio Alemán de San Felipe, which is Mercersburg’s sister school in central Chile, arrived at Mercersburg January 10 for the 12th year of the exchange between the two schools. The group is spending four weeks at Mercersburg and is scheduled to return to Chile February 9.
Approximately 220 student musicians from Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania rehearsed and performed at Mercersburg Academy as part of the Franklin-Fulton County Band Festival on Friday and Saturday, January 11-12. This was the first time since 2007 that Mercersburg has hosted the event, which rotates between Franklin-Fulton County Music Educators Association member schools.
A school meeting January 11 spotlighted a panel discussion on immigration in the United States with three Mercersburg Academy alumni as panelists and history faculty member David Bell as the moderator. The panel included attorneys Aaron Chiu ’99 of Washington, D.C., and Joshua Bratter ’91, P ’21, of Miami, Fla., as well as Ann Fegley Rodriguez ’97, a legal assistant from Wake Forest, N.C.
Students in Sydney Caretti’s Studio Art class traveled to New York City January 11-13 to experience the sights, sounds, cuisine and art of New York. This was the fifth year Caretti, an arts faculty member, has taken students on this trip.
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