2019

  • February

    First-Year Team Member Earns Highest Honor at Districts

    Congratulations are in order for Lena DiPuccio '20, who was awarded the G. Robert Santo Speaker Excellence Award at the district speech and debate tournament. This award is presented annually to the top competitor in the Cleveland district, across all events. There are nine different events in which hundreds of students compete and Lena was selected from all of them. This is the first time a Gilmour student has been selected for this honor. Even more noteworthy is the fact that this is Lena’s novice year!

    District Chairperson of the North Coast District Carrie Coffer stated that no other competitor in the district was even close to Lena’s record this year. Lena competes in the Original Oratory category and her speech examined why America should get rid of the death penalty.  
  • Gilmour Has a Disney Dreamer

    Gilmour’s own Bryson Simpson '20 is one of the 100 “exceptional young people” selected for the Disney Dreamers Academy! Students were chosen for demonstrating intellectual curiosity, compassion, courage, a positive outlook and generous spirit, and optimism about the future.

    The Academy is a four-day experience designed in partnership with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine to reward young dreamers who demonstrate potential. During their stay at Disney, they will enjoy interactive career workshops in everything from animation, journalism and entrepreneurship to culinary arts and zoology; motivational talks; and networking and interviewing opportunities. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore the Disney campus behind-the-scenes and enjoy the theme parks during their March 21-24 stay.  

    Enjoy this clip from Bryson’s recent appearance on WKYC.
  • Time to Start Thinking Summer!

    Our summer camp brochure is now available and Camp Gilmour has something for everyone! Don’t miss your chance to register you children for day camp, preschool camp, sailing camp, one of our Sciensational workshops or any of the countless other offerings. Early bird deadline for registration is February 28 so register today!
  • Senior Presented with National Service Award

    On February 1, during a special ceremony in Our Lady Chapel, Madison Wagner '19 was presented with the National Catholic Educational Association’s Youth Virtues, Valor and Vision Award. Representatives from NCEA and Cross Catholic Outreach flew in for the event. Madison was one of only 10 students chosen nationally and was selected for her leadership and commitment to service.

    Read the press release about Madison's work with the club she founded 

    For more information about M.A.D. Club, visit makeadifferenceclub.org
  • Weber Stadium

    Fundraising continues for Phase I of the renovation of Weber Stadium, which includes the replacement of the artificial turf field and a resurfacing of the track. This project is a critical upgrade to our facilities so that we can maintain a safe, playable site for current and future Lancers. Contractors have been selected to perform the work but in order to move forward we need to reach our goal of $1.5 million by April. 
     
    You can review the outline for this three-phase project, giving levels and naming opportunities online. If you have any questions, please contact Director of Institutional Advancement Ray Murphy at (440) 473-8089 or murphyr@gilmour.org.
  • CJ Charleston '19 Called "Ultimate Ambassador"

    In a recent News-Herald article, writer Nate Barnes called CJ Charleston '19 the "Ultimate Ambassador" of Gilmour Academy. Read about his academic and athletic career as a Lancer and what's next for this young man.
  • Alumni Spotlight: Brittan Mawby Leiser '07

    After graduating from Gilmour, Brittan Mawby Leiser ’07fulfilled a lifelong dream by attending the University of Notre Dame, where she graduated with a business degree from the Mendoza College of Business. That degree led her to a career with Target Corporation and General Mills in Minneapolis before she returned to her hometown of Cleveland in 2016. Today, she is a financial advisor with One Seven, a registered investment advisory firm located in Beachwood, Ohio.
     
    The finance business isn’t for everyone, but after growing up with a father in the industry, Brittan learned from a very young age the key benefits of working hard, saving money, and responsibly planning a financial future. 
     
    “I am a big believer in people and truly enjoy building and fostering relationships. I am very passionate about helping individuals understand their financial health and enjoy assisting them as they achieve their goals so that, ultimately, they can live the lives they have always imagined. Nothing is more rewarding to me than making someone live out their purpose and feel worthwhile.”
     
    In an industry in which women represent less than 16 percent of the workforce, Leiser believes there is real value in the insight that she and other women can provide their female clients. She said, “I think that for a lot of women, they just don’t feel their male advisor can relate as well to their individual life circumstances or financial concerns. This isn’t to take away from men in the industry, but statistics do show that women are unique and, at times, do value the perspective of another female.”
     
    With this in mind, Brittan created AdvisHER, a financial blog (financialadvisher.com) designed to serve as an empowering, educational and less overwhelmingway for women to learn more about the wonderful world of personal finance.
     
    “I have had so many women reach out to me and thank me for creating the blog because they had previously felt somewhat hesitant to discuss these topics with their spouse or with their family members,” Leiser shared.
     
    Leiser believes that her experience at Gilmour helped shape her. She credited Socratic Seminars for teaching her to think one step ahead and for shaping her communication and leadership skills. She says that Kairos helped her better understand herself. 
     
    “Gilmour encourages the education of the mind and the heart. As someone who currently builds relationships, manages expectations, and, ultimately, helps clients strategically plan for their futures, I believe Gilmour’s emphasis on lifelong learning while also helping others is at the heart of how I approach everything I do.”
     
    Brittan married her husband, Matt Leiser at Notre Dame in 2014. They live in Chagrin Falls with their 1-year old son, Gavin, and two dogs. When she’s not working, she enjoys running, exploring new parts of the world with her family, baking chocolate chip cookies, cheering on all Cleveland sports teams, and teaching Gavin the words to the Notre Dame fight song. 
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