Berryville Student Chosen as Culbertson Scholar at Mercersburg Academy

2011 Culbertson Scholar is Delaney Taylor

The F.M. Kirby Foundation of Morristown, New Jersey, has established an endowed program of scholarships at Mercersburg Academy to honor the late John H. Culbertson of the Mercersburg Class of 1924. This year’s Culbertson Scholar is Delaney Taylor, daughter of Lesley Linster of Berryville, Virginia.

The object of the program is to recognize a student entering the 10th grade who gives evidence of exceptional promise and who has already demonstrated outstanding accomplishment.

Mercersburg Academy is a co-educational, independent college preparatory boarding and day school in south central Pennsylvania, with students in grades nine through twelve and a postgraduate year. It has prepared students for college and life beyond since 1893. This year there are 432 students from 30 states, the District of Columbia, and 34 countries. For more information about the school, contact the Office of Admission and Financial Aid at (717) 328-6173 or view the school’s website at


  1. What an accomplishment! You should be very proud. I noticed the article only mentioned the mother, I would like to say congrats to Lesley and Mark Taylor (Delaneys Father).

  2. Way to go Delaney! Everyone at HCDC is very proud of you!