The Upper School Classics club competed in the Maryland Junior Classical League State Convention earlier this spring. High school students from across Maryland competed in Certamen, a quiz bowl style competition where teams compete against each other in Latin grammar, translation, Roman history, myth, and cultural trivia. Gilman's advanced team of juniors Bryan Huang and Matthew Mu placed second, and the intermediate team of freshmen Justin Bai and Shobhit Shivank placed third.
In addition, the students competed in academic testing of various subjects. Justin Bai placed 1st in Level 2 Grammar, Derivatives, and the Heptathalon; Shobhit Shivank placed first in Level 2 Vocabulary and third in Grammar; Bryan Huang placed first in Level 5 Latin Literature and third in Grammar and Vocabulary; and Matthew Mu placed second in Level 5 Vocabulary.
During the convention Bryan Huang was elected vice president for the 2017-2018 school year.