In support of siblings with special needs, senior Grant Emry, junior Taylor Classen, and sophomore Cole Emry have been active in Special Olympics for years. They are among the student organizers of a Gilman Polar Bear Plunge group, which more than tripled in size in 2019.
In an effort to increase awareness of and support for the intellectually and developmentally disabled in the Gilman community, the boys have now launched a Best Buddies chapter in the Upper School. Recently the group made their first visit to The Harbour School to meet with their buddies, talk about being gentlemen, and play kickball. They plan to meet with Harbour students once a month.