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 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!
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.
Kofi and Amir Whitehead are included in the New York Times story "Generation Z: In Their Own Words." The newspaper selected 995 young people from around the country. See Kofi (Class of '19) here. See Amir (Class of '21) here.
Middle School students share pieces of themselves in the Box Portrait Project.
Gilman hallways aren't the only place you can see featured art from our talented students.
Senior Jalen Rucker has surpassed Cyrus Jones ‘12 to become Gilman Basketball’s all-time leading scorer. Click here for details and the list of the school’s all-time leading scorers.
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.
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.
Will Gildea ’19, Adam Masom ’20, Ben Thomas ’20, Ian Raley ’21, and Antonio Mendez-Trendler ’21 played in the South Florida Water Polo Tournament as members of the Naval Academy Aquatic Water Polo Team over Presidents' Day Weekend 2019.
Seventh graders Travis Lee Dutton, Aman Garg, and Jesse Zhong scored sixth of 21 area independent schools in the Johns Hopkins University Tower of Power competition with a tower of 139 cm. Well done!
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.
Arjun N. ’23 developed a plan and led a clothing drive for needy families. He and members of the Student Council collected and delivered 50+ bags of gently used clothing for the Franciscan Center of Baltimore.
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.
Charlie Niccolini ‘21 will play the role of the Crown Prince Edward in Shakespeare Theatre Company's upcoming production of Richard the Third from February 5–March 10, 2019 in Washington D.C. Get more information and tickets here.
It took a village to replenish Gilman’s tree canopy when 30 new trees were planted around campus on a cold and sunny fall Saturday. Alongside the hard-working Building and Grounds crew, 14 students assisted with digging, planting, and mulching. Learn more here.
An editorial by Noah Jun '19 on the continuing relevance of the classics has been published in Torch:U.S., the magazine of the Junior Classical League. Find it on pages 8-9 of the winter issue.
Gilman students were in the top two winning teams in the recent McDonogh Hackathon. Seniors Ehren Dietrick and Aidan Radinsky were part of the team that took first place in the Hackathon. Second place was won by a team including Gilman freshmen Connor Basham and Charlie Dietrick.
Inspired by the School’s 2018-19 Mind Body Spirit theme, we invited promising young men, identified by Baltimore City school administrators, to join us for waterfront yoga at Under Armour’s Performance Center. Our own Finney-Greene Scholars served as excellent role models for guests. Nigel Cooper ’20 documented the event with these photos.
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!