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Jonah V '25

Jonah Varghese '25 has won the School's Geography Bee. He has taken the qualifying test for the Maryland State Bee, and will find out in early March if he will be advancing to the state competition. Gilman's winner has advanced to the state level in 10 of the past 13 years. 

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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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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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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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Reading Funds NICU

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."

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Sharing Stuff

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.

 

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