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Clark+Will Dowling '19

Seniors Clark and Will Dowling are National Merit Scholarship award winners. The brothers will each receive a scholarship of $2,500 for the college of their choice. Clark has settled on UPenn; Will has not yet decided but is leaning toward Dartmouth. National Merit Scholars are an elite group. Of 1.6 million entrants, Clark and Will are among 2,500 awardees that were chosen from 15,000 finalists.

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Jack Peternotte '27 with his trophy

Jack Paternotte ’27 has won the Mid-Atlantic Squash Championship for under-11 players. He is ranked #1 in the state for his age group and #41 in the U.S. Jack always plays in his Gilman gear and proudly represents the School. He is known by players and parents as a gentleman on and off the court. Well done, Jack!

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Gilman Best Buddies chapter visits Harbour School

In their efforts to support their special needs siblings, senior Grant Emry, junior Taylor Classen, and sophomore Cole Emry are bringing awareness of and support for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities by organizing a Gilman Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge group and have now launched a Best Buddies chapter. Learn more here.

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Hank Bethel is Gilman's 2019 football scholar-athlete

Hank Bethel '19 was one of 69 high school scholar-athletes honored by the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in March. Scholar-athletes are selected primarily for their ability on the football field and in the classroom. Other factors taken into consideration include extracurricular activities, leadership, and community activities. In the fall the multi-sport athlete will head to Bucknell University, where he will play lacrosse. 

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Hound Art Studio website

There are many ways to follow the work of our artists this spring. Paintings and drawings by Gilman and Bryn Mawr seniors enrolled in our Advanced Art elective are on exhibit at the Roland Park office of Monument | Sotheby’s International Realty through March 31. A group of US artists have posted their work on this new website, to view or to purchase. And don't miss Art Walk, April 12-28, to see our talented artists from all divisions.

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Be k Wittstadt '21

Congratulations to Beck Wittstadt ‘21, who took first place the sophomore 800 at the Ocean Breeze Invitational, setting a meet record of 2:00.33. His current national rank is fourth in the sophomore 1600 and eighth in the sophomore 800. His 1600 time of 4:26.00 was set at MIAA Championships earlier in January.

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Relay swim team Verheyen.Hedgecock.Morgan.Perry

The 200 medley relay squad has broken the 2016 record. The relay team went 1:39.26, bettering the 2016 mark of 1:40.77. Congratulations to Max Verheyen, Nathan Hedgecock, Philip Morgan, and Wade Perry! Max also broke the 200 freestyle school record.

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National Swimmer

Max Verheyen ‘19, a varsity swimmer since his freshman year, has qualified for the Scholastic All American Team at USA Swimming.  While competing at the Futures competition, Max achieved both Winter and Summer JR National cuts in the 400 IM, and Winter JR National cuts in the 200 IM, 100 Breast, and 200 Breast events. Requirements included academic performance as well as swimming achievement. Congratulations Max!

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