Gilman has 77 reasons to be proud of its Latin program this spring. That's how many boys and girls earned awards on the 2017 National Latin exam. Three Gilman boys wrote perfect exams, receiving a certificate in addition to their gold medal. Only 6% of test takers achieved that distinction. And two boys received a special award for receiving their fourth gold medal. Congratulations to Justin Bai '20, Tom Broadus '20 and Mekhi Johnson '18 on their perfect papers and to Mekhi and Andy Eller '17 on winning their fourth medal. Well done gentlemen! You demonstrate that knowledge is monumentum aere perennius.
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Competing with the Baltimore Rowing Club's Varsity team (aka, the unofficial Gilman team), Jules Ouwerkerk '18 and John Theodore '19 held their own against well-oiled crew teams from clubs in New England, reaching the finals in the Mercer Sprints and Cooper's Cup. A disappointing showing in the MidAtlantic Regionals, where they had hoped to qualify for nationals has not diminished their enthusiasm. They look forward to the summer season to prove that they are a force to be reckoned with.
The Baltimore Touchdown Club recognized Thomas Booker '18 and Brandon Madison '18 as members of its 20th annual Super 22 Team at a dinner held May 16. The Super 22 honors rising seniors for their athletic and academic prowess. Congratulations, Thomas and Brandon!
Max Bethel '17 has been awarded a Global Online Academy (GOA) Citation for his Catalyst Conference project, "Towards an End to Opiate Addiction." His presentation is the culmination of a capstone project that asked students to transform learning from their courses into a research-based solution for a real-world issue. Only 20% of all presentations earned this distinction. You can see his presentation here.
Third graders Sam N. and Charlie H. wanted to celebrate their birthdays with a joint party with friends, but felt that they had "enough stuff." The boys asked their friends to bring gifts for the students in the Bridges program at Gilman. Bridges features a five-week summer institute as well as year-round academic and social support for students from eight Title I Baltimore City schools. The "stuff" given to friends of Sam and Charlie included playground equipment, books and clothing. Recently the boys presented their party gifts to the Upper School volunteers for the program, who will share them with Bridges students.
At the end of the school year, some dedicated students just aren't ready to put down their books. Kofi Whitehead '19 is one of them. He will spend six weeks studying at Cornell University this summer. Kofi has been selected to participate in the 2017 Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar (TASS). With an acceptance rate of 13%, he was one of only 56 students selected from around the country for the rigorous program.
Parker Pearce '19 and Aiden Tydings '21 are part of first USPA I/I Open National Interscholastic Championship winning team for the Maryland Polo Club, which is now the #1 interscholastic team in the nation. The tournament was hosted by Cornell University. Read more about the match. Parker was awarded the tournament Sportsmanship Award. Well done, Parker & Aiden!
A tip of the hat to Jairus Gaines '18 for his outstanding performance at Woodholme Country Club at the second round of the 2017 MIAA Individual Golf Tournament. Jairus entered the second and final round of the tournament tied for thirteenth place, but carded an impressive five under par 68 to finish the event in fourth. Jairus was the low score medalist for the second round, and completed his outing with a birdie on 17 and an eagle on 18 to earn the lowest score of the day. Congratulations Jairus!
Congratulations to juniors Bryan Huang and Matthew Mu and freshmen Justin Bai and Shobhit Shivank, all of whom placed in Certamen and other competitions during the Maryland Junior Classical League State Convention. Bryan was elected vice president of MJCL for the 2017-2018 school year.
Gilman Board of Trustees member and co-founder of the Gilman Black Alumni Leadership Institute Karlo Young '97 delivered the keynote address for the 2017 Cum Laude induction on April 10. Watch his address here.
Joe Davies '80, Charlie Fenwick '66, and Parker Pearce '19 join the GTV crew, Julian Baron '17, advisor Cesare Ciccanti, and Nathan Heinlein '17, in the crow's nest at Shawan Downs on April 9. The crew streamed the Horseman's Invitational Steeplechase Trials. Watch the recording.
Creativity, hard work and persistence pays off. Here's junior Meritt Wiggins' grand prize winning film and the story behind it.
The Baltimore Sun has announced their 2017 All-Metro boys indoor track first and second team. Congratulations to Seniors Ayende Watson, who won a spot on the first team, and Tory Young, who made the second team.
Swimming with Mariner Swim Club, Max Verheyen '19 was recognized as a Maryland Outstanding Swimmer of the Year in the 15 year age group for the 2016 Long Course season at the Maryland Swimming Senior Championships held at the Naval Academy the last weekend of February.
Sixteen juniors and seniors spent a spring break day in New York City learning about careers in finance from Gilman alumni working at Morgan Stanley, Barclays, and Goldman Sachs.
Irish Sports Daily, a website of All Things Fighting Irish, has its eye on 13-Year Man Thomas Booker '18. Coach Tim Holley shares his observations about what makes Thomas so attractive to Division I teams in this article.
Freshman Class President Avery M. presents a $1,400 check to Bettye Adams, principal of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Elementary. The amount represents half of the earnings raised through the annual Christmas tree and bake sale.
Congrats, Class of 2020!
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.
Connor Mitchell '18 has been awarded a prestigious NSLI-Y scholarship to study in Moscow for six weeks this summer. This all expenses-paid program, sponsored by the U.S. State Department, allows outstanding students to study a "critical language" in a host country.
WMAR-TV Channel 2 has named Drew Ehrlich '17 as their Student Athlete of the Week, saying "he's the prime example of Gilman's mission to educate the whole boy." Watch here. The three sport athlete will join the Tribe in the fall, playing football for William & Mary.