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!
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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.
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.
Kofi Whitehead '19, published an OpEd in the Afro-American newspaper based on his senior speech, "Today I am a (Black) Man." Read it 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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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."
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.