All In on Founders Day

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.

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Tony award for Bradley King '02

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.

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Gilman's Class of 2021 Moves to Upper School

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.

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Go Forth: Class of 2017 College Choices

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.

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Awards Day 2017

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.

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Loving Latin

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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Will Bartz named Varsity Basketball Head Coach

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.

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Sparking Change

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.

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Summer Study

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.

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