The 2022 National Spanish Challenge Poster Coloring Contest offered an opportunity for our students to showcase their creativity as they incorporated artistic talent with elements of Hispanic culture and language.
As part of a community service project during the first two weeks of May, members of the Upper School National Art Honor Society (“NAHS”) collected art supplies for the Boys and Girls Club of Westminster.
Christian Scholz '23 has been a high-level robotics competitor since the age of 14. His team, Robo-Lions 2199 (Robo-Lions), qualified and competed in the 2022 FIRST Robotics Worlds Championship in Houston, Texaslast weekend.
Congratulations to our Lower and Middle school students who competed in the Battle of the Books on April 1st at Gerstell and April 7th at the Montessori School in Westminster. We thank these young leaders for proudly representing Gerstell Academy and demonstrating their passion, conviction, and persistence throughout the evening.
Angelina Appiah ’12 is following her dream of becoming a CPA. She graduated from the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC, formerly UMUC) with an online accelerated Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a minor in Business Administration.
Four Gerstell Falcons, Adam Wasserman, Brady Dillon, Andrew Khmaladze, and Braden Hammond recently competed and set personal records in the 2022 CCPS Invitational Powerlifting Meet at Winters Mill High School.
March 14 is a day to celebrate the mathematical constant pi (π) and to eat lots of pie. Pi Day celebrates the mathematical constant π (3.14). It is celebrated in countries that follow the month/day (m/dd) date format, because the digits in the date, March 14 or 3/14, are the first three digits of π (3.14).
Eesha Gupta '22 is a member of the Gerstell Academy Intern/Mentor Program: Spanish in the Community. This program focuses on three out of four of Gerstell Academy's pillars; College Preparatory Academics, Leadership Education, and Modern Language Proficiency.
Ashtyn Logue '26 and Olivia Sprinkle '24 have once again been recognized as returning Carson Scholars. This honor is given to Carson Scholars who maintain their eligibility under the requirements of the Scholarship Fund. Gerstell Academy Portrait Leader, Dr. Ben Carson and his wife, Candy, started this fund under the principle that if children could be taught early to excel, they would stay motivated and have a higher chance of educational success in life.
The Kindergarten classes kicked off a unit on the land of make-believe by celebrating Read Across America Day. The annual Read Across America Day, started by the National Education Association in 1998 to promote reading, was purposefully aligned with Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
Polina Yashnyk, Class of 2017, graduated from Loyola University Maryland in Spring 2021 with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Economics and summa cum laude honors. Now residing in Washington, D.C., Polina works for the federal government in public sector management consulting, supporting financial services operations.
“Is all of this food for us?” This question was posed by a nine-year old boy who lives in a family shelter. When the Falcon Outreach students replied, “yes,” he continued to ask, “Why would you give all of this to us?” Junior Rylie Bruffey shared this story after delivering food to the shelter and commented, “His curiosity made me realize how he and many other people are not used to generosity from others. I look forward to doing this again next year because it inspires me to appreciate the opportunities and love that I receive.”
Zavian Valedon, a junior at Gerstell Academy, has won the 2022 Bertie Green Junior Travel Award from the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH), a national honor society for high school students studying Spanish or Portuguese.
Gaining working fluency in Spanish has literally paid off for a senior at Gerstell Academy. Elizabeth Chagalis is one of 12 students in the United States who has won a $2,000 prize for her advanced proficiency as evidenced by an essay and a conversation in Spanish.
Congratulations to our Falcon's First Tech Challenge Robotics Team "6390" on their performance at the FIRST Chesapeake qualifying competition on Sunday, January 30, 2022, at Capitol Technology University.
Middle School Theatre Arts Instructor, Nan Kaestnerremembers going to see the movie My Fair Lady as a 5-year-old, getting the album, and soon after, learning all the songs and performing them for her parents in their living room using the window seat as a stage.
“Champions of Courage” is designed to commemorate Black History Month by celebrating positive role models for youth. The essay competition provides an opportunity for students to participate in a scholastic competition, to gain confidence in their abilities, and to be recognized for their achievement.
During the month of January, under the leadership of Mrs. Kimberley Eysaman and Mr. Rodgers Hagert, our Kindergarten students have learned all about polar animals and their habitats. The students were most fond of the study of penguins.
Kylie Redman, a senior, has accomplished much during her four years at Gerstell Academy. She was originally drawn to Gerstell Academy because of its focus on Leadership Development; she liked being a part of a small academic community that felt like family.
Each year local VFW posts hold three essay competitions, the Voice of Democracy for grades 9-12, the Patriots Pen for grades 6-8, and the Youth Essay for grades 3-5. Students write essays based on given patriotic themes and the essays are evaluated by members of the local community.