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.
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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.
From PressBox: As Baltimore Ravens cornerback and return specialist Cyrus Jones settles down in his new NFL home, the Baltimore native is using his life experiences to give back to the community that made him who he is today...
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.
New York Jets LB Brandon Copeland ‘09 is flipping houses during football season. The entrepreneur is renovating houses as a Plan B to the NFL, but this is the first time he has worked on blueprints and game plans simultaneously. Here’s the story from Sports Illustrated.
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.
The Wall Street Journal has favorably reviewed the latest book by Chris White ‘74, The Last Lobster: Boom or Bust for Maine's Greatest Fishery? WSJ subscribers can read the review here. His book was also included in The NYT Book Review's Shortlist. And you can listen here to his interview in a Roughly Speaking podcast, moderated by Baltimore Sun reporter Dan Rodricks.
Derrick Wang '02 reports that his opera, Scalia/Ginsburg, has several upcoming productions. It will be performed by Opera North in Vermont and New Hampshire from October 12-14, and at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, DE in the spring of 2019.
Todd Robin '94, vice president of Connected Care, Medtronic, is interviewed in this MedCityNews article about glucose monitoring devises. Read it here.
Nick Polydefkis ‘18 is already making a name for himself in water polo at George Washington University. Learn more here.
Marcus Wang '00, Co-Founder, President and GM of ZytoGen Global Genetics Institute talks about international business, branding, entrepreneurship, and his path to a startup that facilitates healthy pregnancies in this Charm City Dreamer podcast.