• February

    Eighth Grade Students Take Another First in Speech Tournament

    Once again Mollie Edmondson ’21 and Asya Akkus ’21 placed first in their respective categories in the Speech Tournament held here this past weekend. Mollie competed in Declamation, which means that she memorized and delivered a 10-minute speech that was previously written and delivered by someone else. Asya wrote and presented a 10-minute speech in Original Oratory. This season, they have competed against students across the state and have been consistently at or near the top of every tournament. Congratulations to Mollie and Asya!
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  • Lower School Students Learning Together

    It’s all about collaboration at the Lower School as students from different grade levels work together on different projects.
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  • Seventh Grader Qualified for Regional Power of the Pen

    Congratulations to Angelina Lonardo ’22, who has qualified for the Regional Power of the Pen competition, which will be held on April 1 at Padua High School. Angelina scored in the top 50% of students from 19 other school districts. Great work and good luck, Angelina!
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  • Donuts to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

    Happy Valentine's Day! The Middle School Student Council celebrated Valentine's Day by serving their classmates a variety of donuts. A special thanks to the Spirit Committee for thinking of a way to spread cheer to the entire building!
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  • Steinway Artist Performs at Lower School

    Lower School students enjoyed a special treat this morning! As part of our partnership with Steinway, we will periodically be able to host Steinway artists. Today, Lara Downes, a Steinway artist based out of California, visited the Lower School to deliver an important message about dedicating yourself to a cause, or making a promise to yourself, and taking steps to bring it to life today. In a beautiful combination of conversation and piano playing, Lara conveyed to the students that with focus and determination, they, too, can follow their dreams.

    Students wrote their own promises to themselves and some shared with the group. All left inspired by Ms. Downes' message.

    Thank you again to Mr. Figgie, Figgie Capital and the Figgie Foundation for making this Steinway partnership possible.
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  • January

    Students celebrate Chinese New Year

    The Gilmour community celebrated the Chinese New Year today. Hosted by the International Club, the festivities included a number of Chinese traditions. Guests enjoyed homemade dumplings and an assortment of Chinese teas. There was a station at which guests could enter their birthday and figure out what Chinese year it was. This is the year of the Rooster. At another station, the Calligraphy Club helped people then write their birth year in Chinese characters. Guests also enjoyed learning the basics of the paper-folding technique, origami. Lower School, Middle School and Upper School students and some families enjoyed learning more about the Chinese culture.

    Slideshow of the celebration
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  • New Inspire and Excel Merit Students Recognized

    It was a special night on campus last night as we recognized our Inspire and Excel Merit Scholarship recipients. These kids aren't just stellar students, they're also terrific soccer players, computer coders, figure skaters, community service volunteers, basketball players, piano players, and a taekwondo black belt! Welcome to Gilmour!
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  • Live on Lakeside appearance yesterday

    Our very own Ryan Ryzner and Jonny Botek '17 appeared yesterday on "Live on Lakeside" at Channel 3. They were on the show to talk about Gilmour's VECTOR program.  Ryzner, Program Director, and Jonny, a student in the program, described the opportunities the program provides for our students.   
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  • Amazing Race Transition to 9th Grade

    Twenty-four 8th grade students participated in the Amazing Race transition event on Friday. Students raced around the Upper School introducing themselves to their future administrators, teachers and staff as they completed an activity in each of the rooms.

    After visiting nine different locations and completing a range of difficult challenges, students crossed the finish line in the Athletic Center where they received their GA “swag” bags. Congratulations to the Blue Team for finishing in first place!
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  • Presentation by former director of NASA John H. Glenn Research Center

    James Free, former director of NASA John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland and, more recently, the deputy associate administrator for technical programs in the agency’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate in Washington, D.C., was on campus today to speak about the mysterious world of space exploration.

    Faculty, staff and students enjoyed an engaging chat about his experiences, work and passion.
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  • Oh What a Night!

    What a great day to be a Lancer! First a Student/Faculty basketball game at the pep rally. Then newly-accepted students and families joined us for Military Appreciation Night at the boys basketball games. Several students went live on the AllSportsCleveland radio pregame show and the Gilmour Pops Ensemble entertained us. Then a girls soccer State Champion board reveal ceremony and let's not forget the Lancers were a perfect 3-0 in the Battle of Som, defeating rival US at Freshman, JV and Varsity!
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  • Speech and Debate Team Scores Top Performances

    Gilmour took first place last weekend at the Ohio High School Speech League Tournament at Lincoln West High School. Elizabeth Espenschied '19 placed sixth and Megan Porter '17 second in Prose Oratorical Interpretation. Megan also gained her third bid to states.
    Nikhil Nair '17 came in fourth in Congress, while Ava Thomas '18 and Emma Kaplan '19 placed fifth and sixth in Informative.
    Allie Mikolanis '19 placed sixth in United States Extemporaneous. Teammate Nupur Goel '17 placed second in Original Oratory, followed by Madison Wagner '19 (fourth) and Richard Jones '20 (sixth).
    Other top performers included Zach Holtz '18 (first, Humor and third, Duo Interpretation), Sabrina Bauman '18 (third, Duo Interpretation and fourth, Drama) and Bella Caruso '18 (fifth, Drama).
    The speech and debate team has already qualified three students through the bid system to the state tournament - Nupur Goel, Ava Thomas and Zach Holtz.
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  • First Reconciliation

    The second-grade students are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time and are learning about sin, forgiveness and God’s mercy. The students created “forgiveness boxes” as they prepared and reflected on their own lives. Throughout the month of January, they will make their First Reconciliation in small groups. Please keep them in your prayers.
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  • Junior’s Civic Pitch Selected for City-Wide Competition

    Congratulations to Ava Thomas ’18, whose civic pitch was selected as one of five pitches that will be presented in the “Quality of Life” category at Accelerate 2017: Citizens Make Change on February 22. Anyone with an idea to improve the community was invited to submit a pitch for the competition, which had five categories. The “Quality of Life” category was for initiatives that impact life experiences, including health and wellness, recreation and social services. Ava’s idea is to create memory mat kits that can be delivered to area nursing homes for Alzheimer patients.

    Ava's pitch on video
    The thing that makes Ava’s selection even more impressive is that this is not a competition for students, nor is it a competition with a high school division. Ava's entry was measured against the proposals of citizens of all ages who submitted their unique ideas that promote change in the quality of life of people in the Cleveland area. 
    Ava will deliver her pitch to a panel of community leaders at the competition on February 22, where one winner from each category will be chosen as will an overall winner. Good luck, Ava!
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  • Athletics Department Launches New Website

    We are thrilled to share with you some exciting news – the launch of the brand new Gilmour Athletics webpage! This project is something the Athletic Department has wanted for a long time and we have spent the past several months working tirelessly to get it up and running. Today, gilmourlancers.com debuts as the new online source for all information regarding Lancer Athletics. 
    You will be able to easily access the new site by either clicking on the athletics tab on the current Gilmour Academy website or by typing gilmourlancers.com directly into your search bar.
    The new athletics website was created in partnership with PrestoSports, a company known for its cutting-edge design on hundreds of collegiate athletic websites throughout the country. With the launch of our new site, Gilmour Academy becomes the first high school in our region to be included in this elite group. 
    Our new site will allow fans greater access to athletic information. From the home page, you will find the schedule of upcoming athletic events, as well as a list of recent results. All social media platforms will be featured on the page, allowing all users the ability to access current news regardless of whether they are on those particular media platforms or not. 
    Also be sure to check out the Sports tab and its drop-down menu, which will allow you to select a specific team and then access a convenient, printable format for the schedule and roster pages. Here, you will be able to view sport-specific photos as well as access coaching information.
    We invite you to explore the new site. Over the next few weeks, we will continue to add even more features. They will assist colleges in their recruitment of our student-athletes as well as provide for greater connectivity with our alumni base as well as current and prospective families.
    If you have any questions, please contact Associate Athletic Director Kristy Booher Angelo at booherk@gilmour.org.
    Enjoy the site!
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  • President-Elect Trump Taps Two Lancers to Serve as Top Advisors

    President-elect Donald Trump will have not one, but TWO Gilmour alums working alongside him in the White House., Gary Cohn '79 and Robert Lighthizer ’65.
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