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Stix Stars

LAX midfielder Wade Oursler '17 is one of the "heavyweights of the 2017 high school lacrosse season" in Baltimore Magazine's March issue. See the nod to lacrosse greats Theodore Bauer '70 and Harry "Mac" Ford '81 too.

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Quoted

Spotted in the Wall Street Journal, in a February 22 article about cooling investment in the apartment market: "'Our business has radically changed,' said Toby Bozzuto [Gilman 1992], president and chief executive of the Bozzuto Group, which owns or manages 59,000 apartments in cities across the U.S. 'I haven't seen anything this seismically different since 2008, when credit dried up.'" Read the article in the WSJ (subscription required).

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Outstanding

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Maryland Chapter selected Raymond L. Bank '71 as the 2017 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year. He will receive his award at the annual Fundraising Day in Maryland Conference's Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award Luncheon on June 5. Ray served as President of the Gilman Board of Trustees from 2002-2006 and was integral to the success of the $50 million Character * Leadership * Commitment: The Campaign for Gilman School. Congrats! Learn more about Ray here.

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JMU Champions

Two athletes from the Class of 2015 played for JMU's 2016 NCAA Division I Championship team. Jahee Jackson played offensive lineman and Rob Branch played safety. Go Dukes!

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Credit

John Chirikjian '13, a Yale senior, took a family portrait for a professor. Little did he know the photo would accompany an article about the impact of the recent immigration executive order on families published in the Washington Post. Read the piece.

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Aging2.0

Four Gilman alumni - Dan Baker '00, Alex Benfield '10, Sam Frank '08 and Jake Tunney '08 - are part of the team behind the inaugural Aging2.0 Baltimore Accelerator. The (fabulous) four, along with their teammate Maren Ray, have planned a series of events beginning in March with a goal to catalyze innovation in healthcare technology for the 55+ community through human-centered design. Events include a Kick-off Night and Hackathon on March 10 - 12, 2017, at the Digital Harbor Foundation, a series of Focus Groups, March 18 - April 8, 2017, at Brightview Senior Living, Erickson Senior Living, or CHAI, and the Final Pitches, April 18, 2017, at the Digital Harbor Foundation.

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Seal of Approval

B'more Organic, owned by Jennifer and Andrew Buerger '83, is one of three businesses to win the OnDeck Seal of Approval Contest. Winners receive $10,000 and a one-on-one coaching session with Barbara Corcoran, of "Shark Tank" fame. Read more on the OnDeck website.

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Spotlight

Michael Blum '71 directs a revival of "Threepenney Opera" at Spotlighters Theatre. Read about his interpretation and presentation on the Sun website.

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