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Snowboard Champs

Juniors Ethan and Christian Coherd will represent the United States at the 2017 U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) Junior World Championship in the Czech Republic on February 20-21. Ethan will be competing in the Giant Slalom and Slalom events and Christian will be the team alternate.

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Counting

In Gilman Middle School's second appearance at the MathCounts competition, Ryan K. '21 placed in individual competition and will advance to the state level. "Maththletes" Saraj D. '23, Manav P. '21 and Neill S. '23 also participated.

Jill Anthony was the faculty coach.

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Cyber-Hounds Go Platinum

Gilman's cybersecurity team participated in the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program, advancing to the platinum level of the state rounds and placing in the top 10% nationwide. Congratulations to: Bowen Jiang, Alexander Pickett, Shobhit Shivank (not pictured), Garrett Shriver, Max Sobkov and Theodore Xie.

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Watson Strikes Gold

Senior Indoor Track Captain Ayende Watson had a historic day at the MIAA Indoor Track Championship meet, sweeping all of the jumping events by winning gold medals in the long jump, triple jump and high jump. In addition to Ayende's stellar performance, Adero Mandala, Garrett Shriver, D'Angelo Shears and Tory Young won gold in 4 x 800. Our 4 x 400 team set a new league record.

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Watson leads Greyhounds to Frostbite Win

Senior captain Ayende Watson led the Greyhounds to a 95-68 team win over Archbishop Curley at the Frostbite Invitational setting Frostbite records and qualifying for the New Balance Nationals in the triple jump (45'9) and long jump (22'6). His triple jump set a new MIAA indoor record. Watson also won the high jump (6'0) and placed third in the 55-meter dash. The Baltimore Sun named him the Athlete of the Week. Read their summary of his athletic accomplishments over the past three years.

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Drumline

The beat goes on - the Gilman Drumline is ready for the big Gilman-McDonogh game - are you?

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Signing Day

Three seniors have committed to play college lacrosse next year. Greyhounds attackman Austin Hudson has committed to Washington & Lee; midfielder Woody Kelly has signed with University of Denver; and midfielder Wade Oursler has signed with University of Maryland. Congratulations, boys!

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Batting 5,303

Trevor Khouzami '22 is sharing his love of baseball with the Carver Vo-Tech baseball team through a fundraiser that went far beyond his expectations.

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Unofficial Crew

An unofficial "Gilman" double in the Head of The Christina regatta held October 2 regatta Wilmington, Del. John Theodore '19 and Jules Ouwerkerk '18 raced their first race together (after only practicing for a couple of weeks in their double) in one of the most challenging head races in the mid-Atlantic region. They finished fourth with not much difference between their opponents (most of them established varsity crew teams who have been rowing together for much longer).

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Shout Out

Max Ranney received a Facebook shout out from Lynne B. Kahn (Max '18's mom) for his super volunteerism with the Baltimore Hunger Project.

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Greyhound Goes to Pebble Beach

Congratulations to Jairus Gaines '18, who tied for 10th in the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. "Jairus played golf with a capital G!" said AD Tim Holley. He is the second Gilman golfer to be selected to play in this prestigious tournament, following his former teammate, Charles Young Jr. '16, who played two years ago. Learn more about Jairus' lifelong passion for golf in this Baltimore Sun article.

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Hardworking Hounds

Over Labor Day weekend 15 juniors worked for more than four hours washing cars to raise money for their class fund. 15 students (along with a few parents) washed a steady stream of cars at the Exxon on Seminary Avenue in Lutherville. With sunny skies, the boys had a great time catching up after summer break while raising money for their class.

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Gilman Olympians

Over the summer four of Coach Vaughan Smith's water polo players participated in the USA Water Polo's National Junior Olympics: Max Bethel '17, Gus Gulmert '18, and Nicholas Polydefkis '18 played on the Navy Aquatic Club's 18U team, and Will Gildea '19 on the 16U team...

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