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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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En Garde!

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. 

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Classics is #1

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.

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Polo Champions Again

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.

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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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The Student Perspective

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.

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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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Counting

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.

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