June 9, 2016 |
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A Haitian immigrant and the daughter of an Asbury Park, N.J., taxi driver, Withney Barthelemy was not exactly the prototypical candidate for an elite prep school. But at the behest of a teacher, she applied to a 300-acre boarding school deep in the hills of south-central Pennsylvania - Mercersburg Academy - and it offered her a full scholarship. "It provided me with so many opportunities I wouldn't have had any other way," said Barthelemy, who moved to the United States when she was 4. "I felt like I was wanted despite the economic background I had. " She had what might be viewed as a dream high school career.
February 4, 2016
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. High School Nanakofi Appiah OL 6-7 255 Flowers (Md.) Nowoola Awopetu WR 5-11 185 Port Richmond (N.Y.) Justin Covington RB 5-11 205 Cardinal Hayes (N.Y.) MJ Dumas OL 6-5 310 Lawrence North (Ind.) Peter Fallon OG 6-4 280 Mills (Mass.) Paul Grattan OL 6-3 295 Mount Lebanon (Pa.)
December 1, 2015 |
Michael Gary, who grew up in a low-income housing development in Connecticut and credits his successful career in education with attending a private, college-prep school, has been tapped to become the next head of the Friends Select School in Center City. Gary, currently the admissions director at Phillips Exeter Academy, a New Hampshire day and boarding school, will take the helm of Friends Select on July 1. He succeeds Rose Hagan, who is stepping down in June after leading the Quaker school for 21 years.
April 5, 2015 |
Last August, on the next-to-last day of the tryouts for USA Baseball's under-18 national team in Houston, John Aiello's brief pitching stint abruptly went bad. "I threw a curveball and, basically, my elbow popped out," the Germantown Academy standout said. Tests revealed a tear to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, an injury that required Tommy John surgery. It was performed a month later by Phillies physician Michael Ciccotti at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
April 28, 2014 |
Matt Reed pitched a one-hitter Saturday in Germantown Friends' 3-2 win at Devon Prep in a nonleague baseball game. Reed struck out four and allowed one earned run. At the plate, Reed had the game's only extra-base hit, a double. In other nonleague play: Nick Centeno led an Archbishop Ryan team that had a season-high hit total in a 13-3 home win against Pope John Paul II. Centeno had three of Ryan's 14 hits, including a double and a triple. Father Judge won two home games over Public League schools.
February 24, 2014 |
Shannon McKernan won the 100-yard freestyle and led Germantown Academy's 400 freestyle relay team to a first-place finish Saturday at the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships at La Salle University. GA won the team title, earning 526 points over the two-day event. McKernan finished the 100 freestyle in 50.82 seconds. She and Patriots teammates Hayli Randolph, Madison Visco, and Meagan Dollard completed the freestyle relay in 3 minutes, 26.37 seconds. Also for the Patriots, Sierra Schmidt won the 500 freestyle in 4:50.8.
October 11, 2013 |
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Just over four decades ago, Deborah Simon, a shy teenager whose parents were going through a difficult divorce, rode up the grand, tree-lined entrance of Mercersburg Academy to study amid the hills of south-central Pennsylvania. By the time Simon graduated in 1974, the daughter of an Indianapolis shopping-mall magnate had gained a second family of friends from all over the country, an acting portfolio, and, most importantly, confidence. On Thursday, Mercersburg will unveil Simon's stunning payback to her alma mater: a $100 million gift that equals the second-largest donation to a private secondary school in American history.
February 24, 2013 |
Germantown Academy's girls set a national record in the 400-yard freestyle relay Saturday en route to winning the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday at La Salle University. Shannon McKernan, Meagan Dollard, Madison Visco, and Rachel Zilinskas finished the 400 in 3 minutes, 21.63 seconds, surpassing the 3:22.34 mark that GA had set in 2006. Peddie School won the boys' title. The results BOYS Top 10 teams: Peddie 459.5, Malvern Prep 320, Loyola Blakefield 315, Phillips 253, Haverford School 210, Germantown Academy 191, Penn Charter 180, Cathedral 170, Deerfield 166.5, Mount St. Joseph 129. 200-yard medley relay: 1, Peddie, 1:31.53.
February 24, 2013 |
Germantown Academy's girls set a national record in the 400-yard freestyle relay Saturday en route to winning the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday at La Salle University. Shannon McKernan, Meagan Dollard, Madison Visco, and Rachel Zilinskas finished the 400 in 3 minutes, 21.63 seconds, surpassing the 3:22.34 mark that GA had set in 2006. Peddie School won the boys' title. The Results BOYS Top 10 teams: Peddie 459.5, Malvern Prep 320, Loyola Blakefield 315, Phillips 253, Haverford School 210, Germantown Academy 191, Penn Charter 180, Cathedral 170, Deerfield 166.5, Mount St. Joseph 129. 200-yard medley relay: 1, Peddie, 1:31.53.
December 2, 2012 |
Billy Cassidy drained five of his seven three-pointers Saturday as Friends' Central defeated Peddie School, 61-56, in a Mid-Atlantic Prep League/Friends Schools Challenge boys' basketball game. Karonn Davis added 19 points and six rebounds. Freshman De'Andre Hunter contributed six points, six rebounds, and five blocked shots. In another Challenge game, Abington Friends outscored Hill School, 30-12, in the second half en route to a 49-37 victory. Jordan Greene led Abington Friends with 16 points, and Montana Mayfield chipped in 13. Nonleague.