School News


Maviah Delly, kindergarten student was chosen to represent Gerstell Academy in a national contest after winning the state grade level contest in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest. On May 2nd, Maviah received an engraved State Winner Medallion. His class leaders, Mrs. Jessica Holthaus and Mrs. Margaret Welliver received the Glass Diamond Award. The Gerstell Academy Lower School also received a $200.00 Zaner-Bloser coupon.
Dr. Greenspoon, upper school history teacher, mentor, and advisor to his students, wrote an article exploring the topic of the importance of religion in a child's upbringing. The article was included in a newly released book on the role of religion in the lives of children. The purpose of the book is to provide readers with a fuller understanding of how religion has historically played an integral role in a child's upbringing.
The Upper School Ethics and Debate Team traveled to the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill on April 7th to participate in a weekend competition sponsored by the Parr Center for Ethics. The students won the regional competition held in February before advancing to the national competition. The students were among 24 teams competing as they presented their ethical analysis on a variety of case studies. The topics were provided in advance, and the students, led by Leadership instructor, Mr. Dane Menges, displayed their presentation and public speaking skills.
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Gerstell Senior Victoria Rubalsky pictured with local villagers in Sacatepequez, Guatemala.
On January 21st, Gerstell Academy Lower School students attended the First Lego League Expo held in Baltimore.
Led by Upper School Leadership instructor, Dane Menges, the Upper School Speech and Debate team won the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ethics Bowl on Saturday, February 4th. The student team consisted of 11th Graders Zachary Brendler, Colt Hanlin, Matthew Szedlock, Brandon Tan, 10th Graders McKenzie Funk, Sid Gupta, Khadijah Shad, and Ninth Grader Jessica Silverman.
Gerstell Academy Art 100 students showcase their realistic pencil drawings in the glass case located in the lobby of the Paterakis Athletic Center. The featured selection, by Freshman Camille Clingan, is a depiction of a Gerstell Academy wooden chair.
The Gerstell Academy Boy's Varsity Basketball team showcase their trophy after beating Winter's Mill High School during the annual "Battle of the Birds" on Friday, December 9th.
Annie Xenakis, Gerstell Academy 8th Grade student wins 2016 Student Art Holiday Card Contest.

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Leadership permeates all aspects of the curriculum. Students are encouraged to demonstrate their leadership in school, at home, and in the community.

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