The Gerstell community wants to stay connected and engaged as well as offer an opportunity for our Alumni to network. We invite alumni to maintain their connection to Gerstell by sharing news about their lives. Please contact the office of Development and Alumni Relations to share your accomplishments. We love hearing from you!
Max Friedman '19 and his father Jeff recently returned from the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta where Max was honored as the 2020 male high school recipient of The Coach (John) Wooden Citizenship Cup Award. The award is given each year to those athletes who have demonstrated the greatest level of character and leadership on and off the field, and for their contributions to sport and society.
Alumna Molly Blake, Class of 2016, recently shared what it was like to enter the front lines of the medical field in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic in an article recently written by Yahoo Sports. As the only Women’s Lacrosse player at Liberty University studying nursing, Molly was faced with her senior lacrosse season being canceled this spring. Molly made the difficult decision to forego her senior lacrosse season to serve others during this unprecedented time.
Antonio Holland’19 has attended the Virginia Military Institute for the past year as a Cadet on a 4-Year Army ROTC Scholarship. Most recently, he received a fully qualified offer of appointment to the United States Military Academy West Point (Cass of 2024) after being nominated by U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen.
In May of 2019, alumna Sydnie Abrecht ’15, graduated magna cum laude from Mercyhurst University after studying Early Childhood and Special Education, with a Psychology minor. She played Division II lacrosse and had the honor of participating in four NCAA tournaments. Sydnie had the thrill of playing for the Lakers when they won a conference championship as well.
The Gerstell Academy Oaks and Seedlings Program is the partnering of older students (Oaks) to younger students (Seedlings) in mentoring relationships in the Middle and Upper Schools. A special relationship happened as a result of the Oaks and Seedlings program between Kimberly Lapidario (Class of 2018) and her "grand oak," Meghan Sova-Williams (Class of 2012).