Celebrating 65 Years
The Class of 1955 Remembers
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama at the start of the civil rights movement; Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California; the Brooklyn Dodgers won the World Series over the New York Yankees; Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man; the new sound of rock 'n' roll gained popularity; Ray Kroc's first McDonald's fast food restaurant opened; Bill Haley & His Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" and Mitch Miller's "The Yellow Rose of Texas" topped the music charts; and, perhaps still vivid in your memory, Gilman School's Class of 1955 proudly crossed the stage at graduation.
Sixty-five years ago, in the presence of beloved teacher-coaches and the friends who had become family, you took innumerable lessons learned, humility, honor, integrity, respect, and excellence with you across the stage and into the great wide world. Please enjoy this walk down memory lane — a chance to revisit the Cynosure, news, and photographic memories from the year you graduated — in anticipation of your reunion celebration in October.
Be sure to check your email for information about your class' virtual reunion this weekend!
Enjoy the following publications from your days at Gilman.
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THE GILMAN NEWS
Your Support Makes a Difference
We are grateful for the many alumni who continue to support Gilman, especially as needs mount amidst a shifting economic landscape. Gifts in honor of your reunion are making a meaningful difference, better positioning the School to ensure that each boy continues to have access to the same Gilman education that allowed you to grow in mind, body, and spirit. It's not too late to make a difference. Click here to give back, allowing a young man to follow in your footsteps or Venmo: @GilmanSchool
Check gilman.edu/aw2020 for updates on Alumni Weekend and to register when the time comes.
We look forward to seeing you this fall!
During these uncertain times, Gilman continues to strive to strengthen the mind, body, and spirit of its students...and of its alumni. Now more than ever, we look to celebrate what connects us, what inspires us, and what lifts us up.
We hope that this trip down memory lane, a chance to write about an encounter with a classmate, a story of a fellow Greyhound giving back to the community, and seeing reminders that Gilman continues to be Gilman, offer an uplifting break in your day.
2020 Class Notes
Alumni on the Front Lines
The Latest Buzz