The Gerstell Academy Girls’ Varsity Basketball team won the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland IAAM “B” Conference Championship on Sunday, February 18th prevailing against the John Carroll Patriots with a 41-39 victory. The game was held on the campus at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, MD.
As part of the kindergarten science curriculum students study a unit on penguins. At the conclusion of the unit, kindergarten students practice their public speaking skills during leadership circle as they present their memorized penguin facts. This year kindergarten students took their learning a step further as they boarded virtual flights to explore penguins in their natural habitat.
Imari Owens (class of 2025) and Elaine Casey (class of 2024) represented Gerstell Academy at the Poetry Out Loud regional competition this past Saturday, February 17th at the Delaplaine Arts Center in Frederick, Maryland. Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation competition and facilitates opportunities for students in high school to celebrate the spoken word and demonstrate their public speaking skills.
Gerstell senior, Nathan Pokov, recently won a high school poetry contest he entered in December and is pleased to announce that his poem will be published in "American High School Poets" - Like a Lion2023 Anthology. The poem was written about and inspired by his middle brother and entitled “perfectly Imperfect”.
On Friday, January 12th, the varsity girls’ basketball team hosted Garrison Forest for an IAAM (Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland) game. This match was more than just a conference game, as the Falcons selected this event as an opportunity to impact our community by creating a breast cancer awareness charity game. Led by captain Kate Roberts, the Falcons used their time, talents, and treasures to plan and fundraise for the cause, working tirelessly for months.
Falcon Outreach, the Upper School club devoted to community support, led by Co-Presidents Lexi Larson and Bode Yelland, organized a successful and rewarding Canned Food and Gift Drive, with support from students and families from Lower, Middle and Upper Schools.