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Redmond Finney, former headmaster of Gilman School, has died

Photo courtesy of the Gilman School.

Redmond “Reddy” C. S. Finney, a headmaster of the Gilman School in North Baltimore for more than two decades and co-founder of two programs to enroll more African-American boys from the city, has died, the school announced in a letter to faculty and students.

Finney died in Northeast Harbor, Maine, where he had a summer home.

Rams LB Micah Kiser’s football IQ dates back to time at Gilman

Woodlawn native and current Los Angeles Ram linebacker Micah Kiser addresses reporters at Super Bowl media night in Atlanta Jan. 28. (James Crabtree Hannigan/Capital News Service)

By James Crabtree-Hannigan
Capital News Service

As Los Angeles Rams linebacker Micah Kiser came downfield toward the Houston Texans backfield during the third week of the 2018 NFL preseason, he was met by Texans offensive lineman Roderick Johnson.

Johnson pushed Kiser back about 10 yards, thwarted the rookie’s grasping attempts to bring down running back Lavon Coleman and eventually sent Kiser to the ground as the play ended.

A few minutes later, Kiser again charged toward the line of scrimmage as Coleman took a handoff. This time, Kiser deftly sidestepped a pulling lineman and immediately engulfed Coleman with a textbook tackle, dropping him for a 2-yard loss.

Summer is Anything but Quiet at Gilman


Gilman nature campShortly after school is out, Gilman comes alive once again with a variety of enrichment and skill-building summer programs for girls and boys in grades K-12.

 Gilman School Student is Accepted by All Eight Ivy League Colleges


At the age of six, Gilman School senior Mekhi Johnson heard a radio story about a student who was accepted at all of the Ivy League schools and told his mother, “I’m going to do that one day.”

Family Fun: Cultural Arts Festival Open to All at Gilman School


Parents can take their children on a free trip around the world without leaving town on February 11.

Eighteen Gilman Seniors Recognized in National Merit Scholarship Program


Gilman School’s excellent academic preparation has yielded results in the National Merit Scholarship Program. The program acknowledges the top students who take the PSAT during their junior year.

Six members of the Gilman Class of 2018 have been named National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists: Nick Auen, Bryan Huang, Bowen Jiang, Michael Johnson, Hari Menon, and Matthew Mu. Semifinalists are the highest-scoring entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% percent of Maryland’s students. They will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships that will be offered next spring.

Additionally, the National Merit Scholarship Program has named 12 Gilman seniors as Commended Students, recognizing their “outstanding potential for academic success.” They are among the top 50,000 of students who entered the program. Commended Students include: Barrett Crawford, David Gushue, Mekhi Johnson, Anh Le, Jack Mills, Jules Ouwerkerk, Aayush Pokharel, Sami Raza, Alexander Seibel, Max Stern, Kevin Zhang, and Zachary Zhao.

“The scholarship shown by these boys is impressive, and we could not be more proud to see them recognized in this way,” said Gilman Head Henry P. A. Smyth.

The Baltimore Fishbowl Guide to Baltimore Independent Schools is Here


Baltimore Fishbowl Second Annual Guide to Baltimore Independent Schools has arrived.

Introducing FROATS: Gilman Alum Produces Line of Fresh Boat Shoes



The Froats line of colorful, patterned boat shoes.

In 2014, Baltimore native Will Rienhoff left a steady job at a tech start-up in Thailand for a new chapter and a bit of adventure as an entrepreneur.

Gilman School Welcomes New Director of Alumni Relations, Director of College Counseling


Nathaniel Badder, Gilman Class of ’94, has returned to campus as the new Director of Alumni Relations and Outreach.