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.
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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.
The Sun cited senior tennis champ Derrick Thompson's 36-0 Gilman record in naming him Boy Athlete of the Week for May 22. Congrats, Derrick!
Joshua Fitzgerald '18 is one of 101 Maryland students to receive a scholarship from Comcast NBCUniversal for the 2018-19 school year. This one-time $1,000 scholarship is awarded to the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.
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.
The 2018 varsity tennis team didn’t drop a set the entire season 45-0 in league play or playoffs and brought home its fifth straight MIAA team championship!
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!
Jacob Delgado '20 has been selected to attend the 2018 Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar (TASS) at the University of Michigan. Kofi Whitehead '19, a former TASS participant, has been selected to participate in the Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP). He will spend six weeks studying at Cornell University this summer. Congratulations Jacob and Kofi!
The Sun cited senior golf captain Mac Webster's consistency in naming him Boy Athlete of the Week for May 1. Huzzah, Mac!
Seniors Soren Saggi and Mason Swindell and junior Ananth Joyula presented projects at the Catalyst Conterence, one of the largest online conferences for and by students. Topics of their presentations included algae in the Chesapeake Bay, climate change, and depression treatment.
The Gilman History Hounds qualify to compete in the International History Olympiad in Berlin, Germany, this July.
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.
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.