Come out and support the 20 Lancer cinematographers whose work will premiere on the big screen for a panel of judges! Tickets are free, but you do need to pick them up from either event chair Sophia Minello ‘19 or Mr. Kilkenney.
On Friday, February 8, the International Club celebrated the Chinese Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, with the entire Gilmour community. According to Chinese tradition, 2019 is the Year of the Pig, which signifies prosperity, peace and progress.
During the celebration, the International Club prepared traditional Chinese New Year dishes, snacks and desserts and shared traditional Chinese activities such as calligraphy and lantern-making. This celebration helped the International Club to spread the joy and good fortune of the new year with the entire community and helped the Gilmour students and faculty become more familiar with the Chinese culture.
The International Club thanks all the people who participated in the celebration and looks forward to next year's Chinese New Year celebration!
This past weekend, Eric Brandt ‘21 qualified for the state tournament in Student Congress, bringing our total number of state qualifiers to 20! Additionally, Allie Mikolanis ‘19, who qualified for states in both Student Congress and U.S. Extemporaneous, qualified for nationals in U.S. Extemporaneous and Gwen Mascha ‘21 qualified for nationals in Student Congress. Nationals will be held in Dallas from June 16-21!
Student Congress state qualifiers pictured L to R: Allie Mikolanis ‘19, Gwen Mascha ‘21, Eric Brandt ‘21 and Cayla See ‘21
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.