The 108 members of the Class of 2017 marked their high school graduation on Sunday, June 11 when Gilman families, friends, faculty members, and the graduating class gathered in front of the Old Gym steps for the 119th Founders Day exercises. Read all about it, view a video of the entire ceremony and get the link to downloadable high resolution photos here.
Bradley King '02 has won a Tony award for his Broadway debut, the musical Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, for Best Lighting Design of a Musical. Brad returned to Gilman in March, joined by the show's author, composer, lyricist, orchestrator and original star, Dave Malloy for a look inside the making of a groundbreaking Broadway musical. Watch the video of their discussion here.
During closing exercises on June 8 the Class of 2021 completed Middle School and were welcomed to the Upper School by Mr. Heubeck during closing exercises. The class was recognized by Dr. Kwiterovich for their authenticity and wide range of talents. Family and friends of the newly-minted freshmen can view a slide show here.
Less than two years after a dive into the ocean left athlete and artist Archer Senft a quadriplegic, he beat the odds, completing high school, being inducted into the Cum Laude Society, and making plans to attend the U Penn School of Engineering. He also returned to making art, but in a new way. See The Art of Archer Senft at Sotheby's Art Gallery, 4800 Roland Avenue, June 8 through July 30. See details about the show and more about Archer's story here. He is the son of William Senft '79.
Food Services Manager Celeste Collier and Edie Meacham RN, School Nurse, will offer two tours of the kitchen and dining facilities on Monday, August 28.
It's a bittersweet time of year as the Middle School prepares to say goodbye to 8th grade students and the Upper School prepares for their arrival. Several events mark the transition. Learn about the recent tie ceremony and advisory kickoff lunch and see a slide show of the two events here.
The 108-member Gilman Class of 2017 will attend 68 institutions from sea to shining sea; 78% of the class is heading to a most competitive or highly competitive college according to Barron's scale.
Congratulations to all Gilman students recognized for their outstanding efforts at the 2017 Awards Day ceremonies. The Upper School came together for the yearly ceremony on May 22 in the Finney Arena. See the list of awardees and view a video of the ceremony here.
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.
Will Bartz '99 has been named Gilman's new Varsity Basketball Head Coach, succeeding Owen Daly, who resigned upon his appointment as the new Director of Admissions for the Upper School. Bartz attended F&M College, where he served as a student assistant basketball coach and a graduate assistant under the legendary Glenn Robinson. He comes to Gilman from Indian Creek School in Anne Arundel County, where he taught math and became the first basketball coach in school history. In addition to coaching basketball at Gilman, Bartz will be teaching Upper School math.