Seven members of the senior class have been named National Merit Semifinalists. Congratulations to: Clark Dowling, Will Dowling, Alex Duh, Charlie East, Noah Jun, Alan Wang, and Morgan Zinn. Well done!
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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!
We already knew that. But Luke Sabracos '19, the lead in recent tri-school musicals Barnum and Pippin, will step on the national stage when he represents Maryland in a talent contest on PBS called “A Celebration of Music,” which will take place in 2019 in Los Angeles. Learn more in this WJZ interview of Luke, his mom, and singing teacher Robert Ford.
Amir Whitehead '21 has been selected to the 2017-18 USA Fencing All-American Second Team. Amir will be competing in the Cadet competition at the Summer Nationals Fencing Competition in St Louis, MO.
Matthew Schneider '29 and his sister Maggie spearheaded a benefit concert for the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. The benefit was their idea, after they lost an uncle to leukemia. The two performed on quarter-size violins along with a group of Juilliard-trained musicians. Learn more in this Baltimore Magazine profile.
Gilman’s classics program continues to prepare students for excellence. More than half of the tri-school students who took the 2018 National Latin and Mythology Exams earned awards. Three of our students won awards in the National Greek Exams as well. See the list of awardees here.
Five Gilman bands participated in the Music in the Parks program at Six Flags recently. The US Band received a rating of Excellent, US Handbells received a Superior rating, and MS Handbells received an Excellent rating. US Jazz Band and the 7th/8th Grade Band also participated.
JV tennis are MIAA team champs! They prevailed against Loyola, 4-1. Congrats!
Aaron Lieberman ’20 was selected as one of three student composers -- and the only high school student -- for the Baltimore Choral Arts Society’s Student Composer Project. Learn more here. Congratulations Aaron!
In April the Classics Club attended the Maryland Junior Classical League State Convention and Gilman students placed 1st and 3rd in the Advanced level of certamen, a quiz bowl style competition. Learn more here.
More than 280,000 applications were sent to Ivy League schools last year. Less than five applicants achieved the distinction of acceptance by all eight schools. Mekhi Johnson is the first Gilman student to do so. Learn more here.
In a story on purpose-based learning, the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) features an urban hydroponics program that was created by Cameron Haire, Matthew Mu, and Meritt Wiggin, Class of 2018. The process of creating a greenhouse on campus was documented in this award-winning video by Meritt.
Parker Pearce '19 and Aiden Tydings '21 play on the #No. 1-ranked Maryland team of the U.S. Polo Association Interscholastic League. During spring break, the team successfully defended their national title so they are now two-time national champions.
Ethan Hoskins '19 won the top prize in the Painting and Mixed Media category and Will DeMuth '18 won second place in Baltimore County's annual Young Artists Showcase. Congratulations!
An article in the University of Maryland Medical System Foundation magazine features Gilman Lower School students, who raised more than $27,000 for the Drs. Rouben and Violet Jiji Neonatal Intensive Care Unit through Gilman's 2015 Read-A-Thon. Recently several of the boys -– now fifth graders -- attended the ribbon cutting for an upgraded, state-of-the-art NICU room that offers parents and infants more privacy and comfort. The boys are proud of the sign outside the room, which reads "Generously Funded by Gilman Lower School." One student said, '"How cool is that? [Years from now] I'll be able to say I went to that school and helped these babies."
Noah Seth '19 shares his perspective on recent NFL protests during the national anthem in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about the collision of sports and politics. The article was prompted by the Steelers' recent game vs. the Ravens, close to the place where Frances Scott Key penned The Defense of Fort M'Henry, the poem that was put to music as The Star-Spangled Banner.
Third graders Sam N. and Charlie H. wanted to celebrate their birthdays with a joint party with friends, but felt that they had "enough stuff." The boys asked their friends to bring gifts for the students in the Bridges Program at Gilman. Bridges features a five-week summer institute as well as year-round academic and social support for students from eight Title I Baltimore City schools. The "stuff" given to friends of Sam and Charlie included playground equipment, books and clothing. Recently the boys presented their party gifts to the Upper School volunteers for the program, who will share them with Bridges students.
Creativity, hard work and persistence pays off. Here's junior Meritt Wiggins' grand prize winning film and the story behind it.
In Gilman Middle School's second appearance at the MathCounts competition, Ryan K. '21 placed in individual competition and will advance to the state level. "Maththletes" Saraj D. '23, Manav P. '21 and Neill S. '23 also participated.
Jill Anthony was the faculty coach.