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.
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Thomas Booker '18 was one of six winners at the 55th Annual Scholar Athlete Awards Dinner, selected from 65 nominees in the Greater Baltimore region. The honor is well deserved. The three-sport athlete was an All-Metro first-team selection as a DE and two-time all-state selection. Thomas is a member of the National Honor Society and is VP of the senior class. He will play football and study economics at Stanford in the fall.
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.
Indoor track senior captain Mason Freeman ’18 has been named Maryland Boys Indoor Track Athlete of the Year. He was the top finishing competitor from Maryland at the New Balance Indoor Nationals, with a jump of 22’ 4.25”.
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.
Eric Zhang '21 recently received the Sort Baltimore Aquatic Club (NBAC) Maryland Outstanding Swimmer award for his age group.
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!
The Sun includes pitcher-infielder Maxwell Costes '18 among its players to watch this season, and the Greyhounds rank No. 5 in the preseason Top 15 poll.
Arya Kazemnia ’24 is officially one of the top 100 geography students in Maryland. He has qualified to compete at the state level of the National Geographic Bee on Friday, April 6, 2018.
John Theodore ’19 has won a silver medal in the ERG Sprints/World Rowing Championships. He placed second of 70 athletes in the Junior Mens Age 17 heat. In the U19 World Rowing Indoor Championship, John came in seventh out of 223 athletes.
Sawyer Lynch ’18 is serving as a page in the Maryland Senate this spring. He was one of 105 students selected for the Maryland Page Program during a competitive statewide selection process.
Juniors Alex Lawson and Morgan Zinn have been selected by Johns Hopkins University for their Humanities Overnight Program. They will spend 24 hours on campus to meet students and professors in the Humanities Department, sit in on classes, and stay overnight in on-campus housing.
While the Upper School's new Environmental Sustainability course is opening the eyes of students to issues affecting the environment it is also inspiring them to take action in the community. After a visit to the Patapsco Wastewater Plant, Charlie Ratcliffe '18 wrote this Op-Ed in the Baltimore Sun.
Congratulations to Jairus Gaines '18 for another fantastic tournament outing, this time with the IJGT Faldo Series US Grand Final in Monteverde, FL. Jairus carded 68-69-69 to place 2nd in an international field of 75 competitors.
During the fall 18 boys Middle School studied engineering, soldering, aerial photography and FAA guidelines in the after school Drone Club. Led by Global Air Media founders Eno Umoh '04 and Austin Brown '05, over the course of eight week each boy built and flew his own drone. They took great pride in their work and, at the end of the session, got to keep their drone. Click here for a slide show of the boys at work. In the spring a new group will take over the Middle School's Innovation Lab after school.
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.
Congratulations to Sami Raza '18, who has been invited to Princeton for their Creative Arts and Humanities Symposium weekend in October!
Jules Ouwerkerk '18 and John Theodore '19, Gilman's unofficial crew team, will be competing in the Head of the Charles Regatta on October 21-22. The regatta, now in its 53rd year, is a three-mile race upstream, drawing tens of thousands of spectators.
Piper Bond '18 and Jalen Rucker '19 are interviewed in a Baltimore Sun article about the dangers of carrying a backpack that is too heavy.