Catherine Gilman - Annapolis High School
Even though she is fairly new to serving the community, Catherine Gilman has already made an extraordinary impact. Catherine transferred to Annapolis High School last year and is thrilled that she has been exposed to a large variety of service opportunities. Catherine has been involved in Red Cross, Key Club, FBLA, Environmental Action Club, STEM Club and National Honor Society.
Catherine is also a leader in the Pass, Pick and Play donation drive. This service collects donated sports items and distributes them to kids who would otherwise not be able to participate due to financial hardships. Catherine collects the sporting goods at her school and this year she will be partnering with the Office of Service Learning and Mentorships to hold a drive at the AACPS Board of Education. Catherine devotes her time to Pass, Pick, and Play through the various drives she organizes and at the two day event at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center in Annapolis. Another service she enjoys is coaching a youth soccer clinic with her Annapolis Soccer team during the season. Catherine says she, “Enjoys working with the youth because of the appreciation they have for it.”
Besides service, Catherine enjoys reading and hanging out with friends. She is also a three sport athlete who plays soccer, basketball and tennis. In her upcoming senior year, she plans to have a partial schedule which would allow her to participate in the Early College Access Program at Anne Arundel Community College. Although she has not decided where she will study after AACC, Catherine is very interested in majoring in business.
Student Spotlight written by Kayla Kopf, Annapolis High School; Service Learning and Mentorships Intern