On Wednesday, March 22nd, eighth-grade students, as part of their theater arts curriculum, under the leadership of Mrs. Nan Kaestner, visited Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The students were treated to an extensive walking tour of the historic theatre and a brilliant performance of The Wiz.
Tejal Kuna placed first in the Rotary Club Four Way Speech Contest that took place this past Wednesday! She delivered a persuasive speech on the importance of adequately diagnosing girls with ADHD. Tejal will be moving on to the district level competition which takes place on April 1. On April 4, she will be recognized at the Bonds Meadow Rotary Club breakfast, where she will deliver her speech to the full membership of the Rotary Club.
On Thursday, March 9th, third-grade students welcomed Jonathan Myers, Fox 45 Chief Meteorologist. This was Mr. Myers’ first visit to Gerstell Academy and the students enjoyed the interactive presentation.
On Wednesday, March 1st, the Gerstell Academy Upper School Robotics hosted an all-school Robotics Expo. The event was held on campus in the Carolyn B. Smith Hall. (Wilson Room) The purpose of the Expo was to demonstrate to interested lower and middle school students the pathway that robotics can provide throughout their educational journey. This “hands on” expo featured project-based learning with real life applications where students demonstrated elements of engineering, coding, and studied practical use concepts.
On February 26th, Gerstell Academy sophomore, Imari Owens won third place in the Regional Poetry Out Loud competition. Her love for the spoken word is evident to all who witness her recitation and passion for poetry.
Gerstell Academy senior Zavian Valedon has been selected as one of 16 finalists from 6-12th grades in the Baltimore metro area in the Champions of Courage Essay Competition. Each student submitted an essay, and subsequent video, on their personal Champion of Courage. (video link included)
The Gerstell Academy community is celebrating the accomplishments of our students with our winter concert series. On Friday, December 9th, the Middle and Upper School Music Concerts took place in the Paterakis Athletic Center Gymnasium. The Lower School concert took place during the morning of Friday, December 16th.
The Gerstell community wishes to congratulate senior Sameer Nasir on his selection as a student page for the Maryland General Assembly. The program began in 1970 by House of Delegates Speaker, Thomas Hunter Lowe and approved by the Maryland State Board of Education.