During Spring Break, Gilmour students and faculty went on three service trips - to Arizona, to West Virginia and to Honduras. This week, we’re highlighting the Arizona trip.
The group worked with students at St. John Vianney School in Goodyear, Ariz., a fellow Holy Cross school. They also volunteered at the parish’s food bank. After working a solid six-seven hours each day with school and parish initiatives, the group also enjoyed hiking, a Phoenix Suns game and a visit to the Indians training facility for a game. Enjoy these two videos put together by trip participants Anthony Savelieff '19 and Kaitlyn Littlejohn '19. To view these videos, enter the password "gilmour."
On Tuesday, 15 seniors were inducted into the Cum Laude Society during a special ceremony in Convocation. To be considered for induction as a senior, students had to be in the top fifth of their class and have an honorable overall record. Congratulations to the following inductees: Abigail Bartlett '19, James Berner '19, Megan Brzozowski '19, Qiran Chen '19, Gabriel Gainar '19, Yuke Gan '19, Anne Greene '19, Dominic Joseph '19, Emma Kaplan '19, Rachel Karam '19, Patrick Kelley '19, Sophia Minello '19, Anthony Patrick '19, Luke Shepherd '19 and Ziming Zhao '19.
Over Spring Break, Gilmour was awarded the St. Romero Solidarity Award by COAR (Community of Oscar A. Romero) Peace Mission, Inc. for the language department’s remarkable commitment to supporting the COAR Children’s Village in El Salvador. The Children’s Village is home to 50-100 orphans in El Salvador and, in addition to shelter, provides food, education, healthcare and counseling. The organization’s goal is to provide these young people the support to lift them out of poverty and into a position where they can be future leaders in their families, their parishes and their communities. This is only possible through the support of sponsors and, each fall and spring since 2005, Gilmour Spanish students have translated letters written by the orphans living at the Children’s Village to their American sponsors. This critical work allowed US sponsors to hear the voice of the child that they are sponsoring.
The award was presented on March 23 at the organization’s annual benefit held at the Center for Pastoral Leadership.
At the Sons of the American Revolution competition held on Wednesday, Gilmour had quite a showing. Despite a solid challenge from University School, Gilmour took the top three spots! Congratulations to the following winners:
-Gabe Gainar '19 - 1st place -Riley Barrett '20 - 2nd place -Tim Diemer '19 - 3rd place -Zach Mangel '21 - Honorable Mention
The Gilmour team also received recognition for its 35-year history with the competition and its stellar record, with multiple state and national winners.
Pictured left to right: Ms. Janis, Zach Mangel '21, Gabe Gainar '19, Tim Diemer '19 and Riley Barrett '20.