Rory serves as the Vice President of the Student Government Association, is a talented athlete, artist, and has accumulated over 200 community service hours during her high school year. She has an adventurous spirit, and thrives on spontaneity.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Emily Faulk Messinese, a graduate of Gerstell Academy in Finksburg, Md., was inducted into the Naval Academy Class of 2025 Wednesday, June 30, and will begin six challenging weeks of basic midshipman training as part of Plebe Summer.
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.
Elizabeth Chagalis, Gerstell Academy junior has received a national prize for her proficiency in Spanish language! Elizabeth is one of only two juniors in the United States to be a recipient of The 2021 Bertie Green Junior Travel Award from la Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica!
On Thursday, February 25, the Lower School celebrated Blsck History Month with a virtual field trip to Tuskegee, Alabama during which students learned about the achievements of the Tuskegee Airmen and the history of the Tuskegee Institute where they did their training.
Gerstell Academy senior, Kate Maerten won first place out of 12 finalists from nine surrounding counties in Maryland’s 2021 Poetry Out Loud Regional Competition. Kate has won this contest four years in a row!
Kirkland Kilroy, a Gerstell Academy sophomore, is a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders, an honors-only program for high school students who wish to enter the medical profession in research or as a physician.
Marley Saunders, Class of 2023, has been invited to join the U.S. Virgin Islands U17 Women’s National Basketball Team after her stellar freshman season as Gerstell's first Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM) All-Conference basketball player.
Students of Falcon Outreach took action and persevered to continue their November 2020 canned food drive even after the Upper School switched to remote learning after Thanksgiving. Once fully virtual, Falcon Outreach established drop-off times and placed bins outside of the Paterakis Athletic Center where a large quantity of nonperishable items accumulated, along with monetary donations.
Gaining working fluency in Spanish at Gerstell Academy has literally paid off for senior Hunter Linton. Hunter is one of twelve students in the United States who have won a $2,000 prize for his fluency as evidenced by an essay and a conversation in Spanish.
Martin Luther King Jr. offers an extraordinary example in leadership for students, faculty, and administrators at Gerstell Academy. Specifically, King’s leadership provides inspiration in tearing down white supremacy and inequality through non-violent resistance and appealing to the public’s sense of social justice.