Thank you for your sacrifice. Your selflessness will never be forgotten. I know this is one letter in a pool of thousands, but I want this to be different. I want this to change your perspective. A phrase I have always kept close to heart is seek to understand, then to be understood.
Congratulations to Gabby Manning, a senior, who has been selected for the 2018 IAAM "A" Conference All Conference Soccer Team. Gabby has made Gerstell history by being the first "A" Conference All Conference team member.
Brett attended the University of Kentucky to study economics. He joined the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps and upon his graduation in December will be commissioned into the United States Army Reserves as a Transportation Officer. This is an excerpt from his speech he delivered during the 2018 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony.
Congratulations to Kate Maerten, Class of 2021, who placed first in Gerstell's 5th Annual Poetry Out Loud competition. In second place, just three points below Kate, is Caleb Frey, Class of 2020. We congratulate the participating students for their demonstration of passion, conviction, and persistence. They showed great courage reciting their poetry.
Terri Rinehart brings creativity and enthusiasm to the classroom as she floats about the Gerstell campus. In her second year, Mrs. Rinehart has accepted additional teaching responsibilities, including 6th grade U.S. History, Upper School World History 100, Leadership 100, and Leadership in Film. She is also a ninth grade advisor.
Two Gerstell Academy alumni are competing in college basketball this season: Kymiah Carpenter '18 plays for Juniata College and Colin Rimel '18 plays for York College. Gerstell is proud of Kymiah and Colin and wishes them the best of luck this season!
Mr. Tony Sumo, a veteran member of Gerstell Academy's Facilities Department, shares his story on the power of perseverance. Mr. Sumo's journey started in a small villiage of Liberia and now he serves as a well regarded member of our community.
Antonio Saltaformaggio celebrates his fourth year at Gerstell Academy where he has taught 6th grade U.S. History, Upper School World I & II History, and American Government. He was the Boys' Varsity Soccer Assistant Coach in fall 2015 and since 2016, has served as the Middle School Girls' Red Soccer Head Coach.
After graduating from UMBC with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting and a minor in Anthropology, I've moved from one thing to the next without much time to breathe. I accepted a position over the summer as an acting intern at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (CSC) in Baltimore and appeared in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Patapsco Female Institute State Park in Ellicott City.
Mrs. Martinez is part of Hogwarts Running Club with a motto of #somuchgood. They compete in fundraisers for organizations around the world. Her love for running has inspired her to start a Lower School running club at Gerstell, along with Mrs. Staub.
Maggie Gruber, Class of 2016, is thriving at High Point University. She loves everything about the school - academically and athletically - and is studying Exercise Science, Health and Wellness, with a minor in Entrepreneurship.
David Warburton, a graduate of Gerstell Academy’s first graduating class in 2012, played for the D.C. United U18 Academy soccer team during high school. His desire to earn a Division I soccer scholarship led him to Loyola University where he studied Economics.
To promote creativity and visual art skill, Gerstell Academy will feature an original student artwork on its upcoming 2018 holiday card. Gerstell Academy’s administration and the Art Department invite ALL Gerstell Academy students to participate in our 2018 Student Art Holiday Card Contest.