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Writers at Work: Beth Knapp, Justin Baker, and Bessie Oster

“It has been my goal to have an assembly that highlights the amazing educators we have at Gilman who are also authors, writers, and artists in their own right,” said Tickner Writing Fellow Arnisha Royston, opening the Writers at Work assembly as she welcomed the panel of familiar faces on the stage.

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Middle School Math Students Make It Count

Five Middle School students participated in the MathCounts Baltimore/Chesapeake Chapter Competition at McDonogh on Saturday, February 3. Gilman placed fourth in the Team Round and will continue to the State Competition in March at Johns Hopkins University. The team members also qualified to compete individually in the State Competition. 

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Five Gilman Winners at Yale Model UN

Twenty-nine Upper School students from Gilman competed at Yale Model UN over the weekend of January 18-21 in New Haven, Connecticut. Five came away with awards. “All of the members of the club are some of the most impressive young men at Gilman,” said the team’s coach, Upper School English teacher Jake Scott.

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Language Lessons that Go Beyond Words

In celebration of cultures around the world, the Middle School Modern Languages Department held its Festival of Languages event January 22-26. The highlight of the event came midweek with the International Food Festival where students shared dishes from their own cultures or from one they studied at school.

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Swap Till You Drop

Old books became new again when boys in pre-k through fifth grade took turns “shopping” at the Lower School Library’s annual Book Swap on Wednesday, January 17. Leading up to the event, students collected 6,000 books — more than double last year’s number!

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Lessons Beyond the Classroom from a Teacher-Coach-Advisor

The life of a teacher often brings about moments that come full circle. Shortly before high school graduation, Ned Emala ’13 worked with a general contractor for his Senior Encounter. A decade later, now a Gilman teacher himself, Emala put on a demonstration about patching drywall — among other practical life lessons — for students in his advisory.

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Writer at Work: Steven Leyva

Poet Steven Leyva, the first visiting writer for the Writer at Work Series this school year, said he writes a lot about the city of New Orleans where he was born. He noted that while he doesn’t have a southern accent, he has a slow, southern gait. “The south lives in my body, not just in my tongue,” he said.

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