Ninth-grade students Kimberly Lapidario, left, and Zachary Brendler, right, are shown with Upper School English teacher Jackie Guenther.
Ninth-grade students Kimberly Lapidario, left, and Zachary Brendler, right, are shown with Upper School English teacher Jackie Guenther. (Submitted photo)

Gerstell Academy freshmen Zachary Brendler and Kimberly Lapidario were selected as finalists in the 2015 Penguin Random House Book Fair Student Writing Contest sponsored by the Carroll Community College Foundation.

The finalists will be published in "Writers Today ... Authors Tomorrow" and their final placing will be announced at the book fair to be held March 7 on the campus of Carroll Community College.

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The students will have the opportunity to read a selection aloud from their short stories.

Gerstell Academy is in Finksburg.

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