THE EXPLORER : ALUMNI EDITION
June 2018
Dear Friends,
 
With Commencement and summer right around the corner, it is hard to believe we are already at this time! It seems it was just yesterday we were beginning the academic year with summer closing and the cool crisp days of fall waiting to appear. Having gone through this a process a few times myself with high school, undergrad, and graduate school graduations, I remember how exciting this time is for our new, soon-to-be alumni. I know that you all are familiar as well, and whether it has been two or 20 years since you became an alumnus or alumna of the Academy, you remember that anticipation of what is to come for the Class of 2018. 

We are excited to welcome these new graduates to our alumni family, as well as recognize Lindsay Swartz as she begins her new position of alumni development associate at the start of the 2018-19 fiscal year on July 1, 2018. Lindsay has a bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University in communication/journalism with a concentration in public relations, as well as a master’s degree from Central Penn College in organizational leadership with a concentration in organizational development. She has been with the Academy since Oct. 1, 2017, working as a development associate, assisting with many projects including some of the alumni events. I know you will welcome her warmly, and also be in good hands, as she begins to develop new alumni events and activities, and engage and work with you to see what would make your experience as a Harrisburg Academy graduate the best it can be. 

Below, you will see some current Academy students’ accomplishments, and highlights of happenings and staff changes here on-campus. As always, the door to the Development and Alumni Relations Office is open for any questions or suggestions, and we look forward to connecting with you again through the Alumni Explorer at the start of the 2018-19 academic year. Happy Summer!

With Spartan Pride,





Stacy Klann
Parent of Liam '32
Director of Development and Alumni Relations
(717) 763-7811 Ext. 1390
Harrisburg Academy News
Helping One of Our Own
Evan Shea ’16 , made an impression on the Academy’s faculty and staff during his time here, and his character, sense of humor, work ethic, and athletic abilities have been highlighted numerous times. He is currently going through a difficult health journey; visit his GoFundMe page for details.

On Wednesday, May 30, Harrisburg Academy students, faculty, staff, and administration participated in a “Caps for a Cause” fundraiser to assist the Shea family with the medical and travel costs associated with his treatment -- our community raised $410! Please consider a donation to help a fellow a member of our Spartan alumni community by clicking here
PRESS RELEASE: Harrisburg Academy Travels to ISEF to Celebrate Academy CASEF Grand Champion
WORMLEYSBURG, PA – Harrisburg Academy students and faculty were pleased to travel to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) to celebrate and support the Academy’s Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair (CASEF) Grand Champion, Alec W. ’19, while he exhibited at the fair.  Read more...
Spartan Athletics 2017-18 Wrap Up
Congratulations to all Spartan athletics participants for the 2017-18 academic year! Read more…
PRESS RELEASE: 2018 McCormick Medalist Steven B. Stewart Honored at Founders Day
WORMLEYSBURG, PA – Steven B. Stewart, an alumnus parent and retired longtime Middle School history teacher at Harrisburg Academy, accepted the 2018 McCormick Medal at Harrisburg Academy’s annual Founders Day celebration on May 20, 2018. The award is presented each year to one individual who exemplifies leadership and service to the school. Founders Day is held at the John Harris and Simon Cameron Mansion in downtown Harrisburg, Harrisburg Academy’s original location. Read more...
PRESS RELEASE: 2018 Alumnus of the Year, Dr. Richard Maniglia, to Speak at Commencement
WORMLEYSBURG, PA – Harrisburg Academy’s 2018 Alumnus of the Year, Dr. Richard Maniglia ’78, will be the featured Commencement speaker at the Class of 2018 graduation ceremony on Friday, June 8. He currently serves as a clinical associate professor of medicine and attending physician with the Infectious Disease HIV Clinic at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Read more...

PRESS RELEASE: Harrisburg Academy Names Dr. Abby Mahone Head of Early Childhood and Lower School
WORMLEYSBURG, PA - Harrisburg Academy is pleased to welcome Dr. Abby Mahone to the Harrisburg Academy community as the new head of Early Childhood and Lower School. Dr. Mahone will spend time on-campus throughout the spring and will officially start her new role on July 1, 2018.

The Academy's administration, faculty, and search committee valued their day-long interview with Dr. Mahone. Her desire to build relationships in the Academy community was evident throughout the process, and the committee was gratified to witness her genuine interactions with the students and faculty.   Read more...
Alumni Spotlight -- Allison Zuckerman '08
The Allison Zuckerman: Stranger in Paradise collection is currently at the Rubell Family Collection Contemporary Arts Foundation through Aug. 25, 2018, completing an 8-month residency.

According to the Foundation’s site , “Allison Zuckerman, the foundation's 2017 artist-in-residence, has created large format paintings and sculptures using the foundation’s main gallery as her studio. These new works take historical paintings and internet culture as their point of departure and utilize paint and digitally manipulated printed images to create hybridized portraits suffused with cultural and societal critiques.” 

Her exquisite work has captured the eyes and attention of many, and we are proud to showcase this Academy alumna and her talents. Congratulations, Allison! 

Click here to read more about Allison and her accomplishments.
Spring Gala Recap and Outcomes
Thank you to those who joined us at Harrisburg Academy's 32nd annual Spring Gala to celebrate our school and provide for our most important assets, the students! Because of friends like you, the event continues to be successful year after year, and provides much-needed financial resources for items such as tuition assistance, merit scholarships, and faculty fellowships.

This year's event raised over $55,000! Proceeds from the Gala make it possible for Academy students to explore and develop their interests in academics, athletics, and the creative arts. Read more...
Academy Fund
Academy Fund 
“I had the great fortune to be able to start learning music at a very early age, years before most schools begin teaching it. This early introduction was due to my school’s music program, which introduces students to strings in Junior Kindergarten. These music lessons sparked my interest in music, and without them, I never would have begun to play cello.” -- Kate C. ’20

What do Harrisburg Academy students experience in their core subjects and beyond? Something more and something different .

These varied, outstanding experiences far exceed those offered at local public schools — and benefit our students by elevating them above their peers across the region. Your contribution to the Academy Fund enables us to sustain the best education available in Harrisburg through dedicated financial resources.

The educational experiences and outcomes are why many of our families make the choice to enroll their children at Harrisburg Academy. Read more…
Mark Your Calendar
Commencement
Join us this Friday, June 8 at 3 p.m. at Parmer Hall on Messiah College’s campus to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2018. Click for more details

Questions? Please contact Debbie Potter
SAVE THE DATE! ALUMNI WEEKEND – OCT. 12-13, 2018
Join your fellow Spartans for a weekend of fun to reunite with former classmates!
 
Current Agenda for October 12, 2018 *
1:30-3 p.m. Alumni Achievement Awards and Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Harrisburg Academy
4-6 p.m. Alumni Reception at Millworks (340 Verbeke St. Harrisburg)
 
More information to follow! *Subject to change.
Please visit the Alumni page on our website for the most up-to-date event news.
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Do you have good news to share? Please contact Lindsay Swartz .
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