Professional baseball players and Gilman alumni Gavin Sheets ’14 and Peter Heubeck ’21 returned to Roland Avenue to have lunch with Middle School students and to participate in a panel discussion, led by Director of Wellness and Support Christina Kim and Director of Athletics Russell Wrenn ’96, at Upper School assembly on Wednesday, November 30. The pair, both of whom attended Gilman from first through 12th grade, shared about how their time at Gilman prepared them for life as a pro athlete. They also spoke about the importance of using positive self-talk and routines to support their mental health.
Sheets described what he learned at Gilman that he carries with him today:
“How to carry yourself. How to be a man in society. The Gilman Five are something I’ll never forget. That’s what Gilman is all about. When you leave here, you know how to be a man of character.”
Heubeck gave advice for the boys to heed before they graduate:
“Get as close to as many people as you can. You’ll have those friendships for a while.”
Watch the panel discussion below.
Another professional baseball player/Gilman alum, Maxwell Costes ’18, also recently spoke as students as part of a wellness series.