Join Headmaster Henry P.A. Smyth and connect with local alumni at the Washington, D.C. Alumni Regional Reception on Thursday December 8, 2016.
Is there a burrito with your name on it? There will be when you join Gilman Classes of 2013-2017 for free Chipotle burritos and trivia hosted by Charm City Trivia, Wednesday, January 4, at 6:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall.
The ninth grade class will hold its seventh annual Christmas tree and bake sale on Saturday, December 10, 2016. The sale will be held from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. (or until the trees are sold out) on the Old Gym parking lot.
Would you be interested in sharing your time and expertise with a graduating Gilman senior? The Upper School looks to expand its network of Senior Encounter Partners.
Greyhound TV will present a live broadcast of the Wednesday, December 7 varsity basketball game against John Carroll. The broadcast begins at 6 p.m.
Yes, Class of 1963, there is news.
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Peter Merritt '12 has won a Rhodes scholarship to study at Oxford University next year. He is one of eight Gilman alumni to have received the prestigious award since its creation in the early 20th Century. Peter will represent his native country of Bermuda.
A 2016 Yale graduate with a double major in political science and economics, Peter currently works as a paralegal in New York. He plans to pursue an M.Phil. in politics at Oxford. Once he completes his education, he would like to join a large international organization like the UN or IMF.
So how did a Gilman graduate earn a Rhodes Scholarship representing Bermuda? Peter's family moved from Bermuda to Baltimore when he was 11 in order to provide better educational opportunities for their children. "We were looking to move to an East Coast city that had frequent flights home, a good school for my brother and a good school for me. Everything just fell into place in Baltimore, and of all the schools that I looked at up and down the coast I couldn't have chosen a better fit than Gilman," said Peter. He started at Gilman in sixth grade, and his brother attended the Baltimore Lab School.
During their stay in Baltimore, the family returned to the island during holidays and summers. But "Baltimore was more than just a home away from home, and Gilman in particular played a large role in shaping who I am today. The school offers so much to its students in terms of academics, athletics, and extracurricular opportunities, making it easy for them to find what they love and pursue it," said Peter.
While at Gilman, Peter played in the jazz band and was captain of the varsity track and field team. He was a champion high jumper and was the anchor on the Championship 4x400 and 4x800 relay team, which set a record of 7:08.0 that still stands.
Johnnie Foreman, Jr. was his academic advisor as well as track coach. "He became involved in every aspect of my high school life, and was just the person I needed to motivate me at times when balancing school, sports and everything else became a little overwhelming," said Peter.
"Peter was a good kid who grew into a great young man. It was a pleasure working with him, both as a student and an athlete," said Mr. Foreman about his advisee.
Peter took the lesson of balancing his work and interests to heart. In recent years, he has taken up marathon running. He also spent a summer cycling across the United States.
Evan Behrle '10, the most recent Rhodes recipient, recently completed his scholarship.
- Director of Alumni Relations and Outreach