Redesigned Mercersburg Academy Magazine Celebrates Education

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Is that my magazine? The summer 2019 Mercersburg Academy magazine is on its way to mailboxes, and readers will notice a big change in this latest issue. With new sections like “Living the Values” and “Alumni Life,” the look and feel has changed, but the heart of the content—remarkable stories by and of students, alumni, and friends of the school—remains the same. This latest issue explores what it means to be disruptive or innovative in education. Take a sneak peek by accessing the digital version now.

In addition to looking at innovation and the future of education, this issue honors four longtime faculty members who just retired after serving the school for a combined 153 years. It also highlights changes in the school’s dining program as Mercersburg partners with nearby farms to bring locally sourced options to the dining hall.

Within the new section “Living the Values,” we highlight individuals in our community—students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends—who are living Mercersburg’s core values as outlined in our strategic design: lofty ideals, great faith, noble integrity, and a ceaseless devotion to a mighty task. In “Campus Life,” we celebrate current happenings at the school: invited speakers, Irving-Marshall Week 2019, Commencement this past May, and more. Want to relive the excitement of Reunion Weekend 2019? Take a look at the new “Alumni Life” section.

With a social media page, vibrant photos throughout, a glimpse into the Mercersburg Archives, and the ever popular “Class Notes” section, the redesigned Mercersburg Academy magazine aims to stay true to what readers love about each issue, while also accurately reflecting our growing and changing community.

After you finish the issue, we’d love to hear from you! What do you think of our new look? Do you have story ideas to suggest? Contact Megan Mallory, 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 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.)

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