Phil Han '04 has expanded his restaurants again with the opening of Noona's, a pizza spot in Mt. Royal that is dedicated to his older sister. Here's the story in Baltimore Magazine.
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Jason Finkelstein ‘94, has become a contributor to Forbes magazine. Here is a recent article. Jason, who describes himself as a "computer scientist turned product manager turned strategic marketer," is the CRO of Traitify, an HR tech company.
Brandon Copeland '09 and Darius Jennings '11 exchanged jerseys -- with bookend numbers! -- after they played each other on December 2, with the Tennessee Titans getting the win over the New York Jets 26-22.
Erik Atas ’97 has been selected as a Ravens Community Quarterback for his volunteer work. Erik, who leads the criminal department at Zirkin & Schmerling Law, offers legal counsel to people in treatment for substance abuse to help them expunge nonviolent crimes from their records. Learn more about Erik’s community service here.
Ravens CB/RS Cyrus Jones '12 was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week on Wednesday after scoring his first career return touchdown last Sunday. Here's the story in the Baltimore Sun. And here's a profile of Cyrus from PressBox.
Angelos brothers John '85 and Louis '87 have participated in the Orioles franchise for 25 years, primarily behind the scenes. They are taking a higher profile as they have assumed control of the organization. They introduced new executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias last week and spoke about their plans in this Baltimore Sun article.
Jets LB Brandon Copeland '09 never sits still for long. In the spring he will teach a financial literacy course at his alma mater, UPenn. Here's the story in the New York Post. During football season, he has also been flipping houses. Here’s the story from Sports Illustrated.
Kimball Byron '74 will complete his 50th run of the JFK 50 Mile Ultramarathon on November 17, setting a record for the most runs in America’s oldest ultramarathon. In 1968, the year he completed his first run, he became the youngest participant to complete the race.
The contributions of STX founder Richard Tucker '47 to the growth of lacrosse is the subject of this WJZ-TV story. Tucker created the first plastic lacrosse stick.
A bridge over Loch Raven Reservoir has been named in honor of Army Cpl. Chris Coffland ’84, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2009. Click here for a summary and photos from the ceremony, and read an article about Chris and the nonprofit founded by his sister after his death to support wounded veterans.
Chris Hlubb ’93 has returned to Maryland and is working to advance and develop agritech and aquatech projects and mentor entrepreneurs through the F3 Tech Accelerator. Learn more.
Two of the Class of 1968s "Fantastic Four," Willard Wiggins and Stuart Simms, recalled their experiences at Gilman School during the earliest days of integration in this Baltimore Sun article.
Alex "Sandy" London's new book was the Today Show's Young Adult pick for fall. BuzzFeed Books Editor Isaac Fitzgerald called it “a fantasy novel unlike anything you’ve ever read before…I can’t wait for book two!” Here's the link to the Today Show's book review segment. A fun Gilman connection: Sandy's literary agency, Sterling Lord Literistic, also represented Walter Lord '35 and Frank DeFord '57.
“Wired Different,” the new series from three-time NBA Champion Stephen Curry and Under Armour Basketball, explores those who are rewriting the future in their respective fields. In the third episode, Stephen's special guest is Mekhi Johnson '18. Here's the video.
Wolfgang Drake ‘16 earned a spot on the starting line of the 2018 Ironman World Championship, where he had the distinction of being the youngest competitor at the race. He represented the United States Army, United States Military Academy, and the West Point triathlon team in Kona. His efforts to join the West Point team are featured in this story.
Thomas Booker '18 continues to be honored for his high school football career even though he has moved on to the collegiate level. He was one of the 69 members of the inaugural National Football Foundation's High School Scholar-Athlete Class, honoring the top 2017-18 scholar-athletes from around the country.
Former Gilman football teammates Cyrus Jones '12 and Henry Poggi '13 reconnected as teammates with the New England Patriots for a few days before Cyrus was re-signed by the Baltimore Ravens. Here's a Baltimore Sun article, No, Cyrus Jones isn't a Patriots 'spy.' Cyrus had a solid debut for the Ravens returning punts and winning bragging rights in the Gilman face-off with the Titans' WR Darius Jennings '11.
J.D. Kameen ’10 recently presented an assembly to the Upper School. During his visit J.D. had lunch with seniors and reconnected with a few of his former teachers. Fun fact: J.D., an executive officer in the Marine Expeditionary Force, is one of at least four Gilman men from the classes of 2010 through 2012 who are currently among the few and the proud: Jay Brooks ’10, Andrew Mighty ’10, and Connor Hankin ’12, are all Marines.