Last year, the Gilman Alumni Association Board of Governors (AA BOG) reimagined its tradition of presenting Gilman ties to the graduating seniors during their final weeks on campus. Because of pandemic restrictions, we couldn't bring the Class of 2020 together in Centennial Hall. So, instead, we took their ties to them. The event provided a great connection between the alumni and the seniors and was so well received by all that we decided to replicate the experience this year.
So, on Wednesday, May 26, more than 40 family members, faculty members, and/or members of the AA BOG - all Gilman alumni themselves - met at School early in the morning and then headed out to at least 10 different Maryland counties (as well as D.C. and Pennsylvania) to deliver Gilman ties and 2021 class pins to this year's seniors. These ties are cherished mementos of Gilman graduates dating back to the School's earliest days, and help to connect Gilman across the generations.