Joshua has been an active participant in the school community since his arrival in the 1st grade. Joshua has been a well-rounded student and leader amongst his peers, making academics his priority while participating in extracurricular activities. In Lower School, Josh participated in many plays and performances. Josh played trumpet in the Lower School band and was a writer for the school newspaper. While committing to academics, Joshua loves athletics, especially basketball. He has thrived in local recreation leagues as well as participating in travel basketball, which has had him competing against players from around the country. Since Middle School Joshua has been an integral part of the school chorus, The Middlemen, for two years and is currently a member of the school track team. Joshua has also volunteered in the community at elderly facilities and participated in the Dunks for Diabetes initiative to raise money and awareness.


Joshua’s Parents said: We had no idea about the B.E.S.T. program until we were referred by a friend and our lives haven’t been the same since. With the help of B.E.S.T., Josh was afforded the opportunity to attend a great school like Gilman. Our Gilman experience has been fulfilling since he arrived on campus. The brotherhood at Gilman between boys of all ages, its core values, and its focus on the development of boys has been a perfect fit for Josh and his personality. We are grateful that Joshua is a B.E.S.T. scholar and appreciate the opportunity that B.E.S.T. provides to African-American families.