Lumen: Shedding light on all things Gilman
an In-Depth Look at the Gilman Community by the Community.
While it would be unfair to blame 2021’s Brood X cicadas on Gilman’s Class of 2004, it is worth noting that 17 years ago, the Class of 2004 thought ahead to 2021. In their Senior Will published in the 2004 Cynosure, the Class of 2004 bequeathed “Cicada Brood X” to the year 2021. Brood X held a special place for the Class of 2004. As the 2004 Bulletin noted, “The 105 members of the Class of 2004 will always remember Maryland’s first cicada appearance of the 21st century. Gilman’s youngest alumni celebrated the 107th Founders Day, not from the traditional Old Gym steps, but from within the Redmond C. S. Finney Athletic Center—sent inside by Brood X.”
Looking for some holiday cheer? Take a look through a collection of past Gilman holiday cards.
Thirty years later, the pre-first class, now called prep-one, is still going strong.
Since its founding in 1897, approximately 11,100 students have attended Gilman School. Of those, about 8,400 are alive and, of those, 5,900 made it all the way through to graduation. While many have achieved great notoriety or acclaim, one man stands above the rest.
Although it would not truly come into its own until 1972, the Gilman Middle School began 50 years ago in September 1970.
"Dr. Anne O. Emery was a leader of extraordinary force. She never stood still and our community is the better for it." - Stuart Simms '68
While the Covid-19 pandemic is unlike anything we have ever seen, this is not the first epidemic Gilman has encountered. I
Recently, and quite by accident, I was reminded of Charlie Gamper, a Gilman legend and one of the School’s all-time personalities. For those old enough to remember, Mr. Gamper, affectionately known as “The Duck,” died in 2008 following an unforgettable 38-year career.
In honor of Women’s History Month, learn about a few trailblazers who influenced Gilman.
On May 13, 1971, Clarence Young '73 describes the formation of Gilman's first affinity group.