Poly Mail                                                                                               March 2017

Alumni Volunteers Needed for BPI Career Day
Poly will host Career Day on Wednesday, April 26 at BPI. Alumni volunteers are needed to join our guidance department in exposing Poly students to the "real world" by coming back to campus and speaking to the students. Click here for details, or contact Anthony Herald in the Guidance office at AHarold@collegeboundfoundation.org. Please consider being a part of this worthwhile event!
CollegeBound Scholar of the Week
Aishwarya Shettigar from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute is a 2017 CollegeBound Scholar of the Week. Congratulations! Watch the video here
Photo credit: Brian Krista, The Baltimore Sun
BPI Men's Basketball Wins First State Championship!
On Saturday, March 11, 2017 history was made at the Xfinity Center on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park, as the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Men's Basketball team brought home their first state championship title with a win over Potomac High School from Prince George's County! In a well played game by both teams, Poly was victorious with a final score of 64 to 63! Congratulations to coach Sam Brand and his team and staff for a fine job! The team was well supported in College Park by many students, faculty and staff. Many thanks to everyone who came to show their Poly Pride!

Check out this great coverage from The Baltimore Sun here!
And because we can't get enough of this excitement, take a peek at this video from ABC2 News!

Winter Sports Wrap-Up
Poly Dance Team
  • Poly's Dance Team received the Overall Best Performance Award for BCPSS at the Dance Symposium, the team's first placement for 2017!
  • Baltimore City Paper's Reginald Thomas II followed the men's basketball team throughout their championship season.  Click here to experience the stories and images of this powerful photo essay.
  • Poly's Wavie Gibson was inducted into the Maryland Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Read about this great honor here. Congrats, Coach!
  • Stay up to date on Poly spring sports schedules and scores with Poly Sports News
National Honor Society Visits Baer School
NHS Visits Baer School
The National Honor Society recently visited the  William S. Baer School. The Baer School is a Baltimore City Public School that serves students who have severe disabilities. Poly Honor Society students assisted the Baer School students and teachers in everything from reading a book to activities of daily living. Poly is  the only public school with a volunteer relationship with the school! This year, Poly was able to bring 19 students to the school and were asked to return countless times!

Ingenuity Project Updates
Poly Students to Present at the Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.
Nine students from the Ingenuity Project at Poly have been selected to give oral presentations at the Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) being held at University of Maryland, College Park on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. This research symposium and scholarship competition was designed to engage high school students in STEM through original research. A total of 16 students were selected statewide to present orally and among these 16, the nine representing Poly Ingenuity are five juniors from the Class of 2018: Rebecca Brody, Robert Blanchard, Claire Wayner, Alida Schott, and Sophia Hagar; and four seniors from Class of 2017: Yoav Kargon, Aishwarya Shettigar, Amy Zhang, and Jacob Smith. Furthermore.  The top 5 presenters at this MD symposium will be invited to compete in the 55th annual National JSHS in San Diego, California.

Julian Brown '15 speaks to Ingenuity
Poly Ingenuity Alumnus Visits Poly
Julian Brown, Ingenuity at Poly class of 2015 and former lacrosse team captain, hosted The Right Path Conference, a discussion for our young men on using all of the resources at their disposal to become successful. Julian is a current sophomore at the United States Naval Academy (USNA). He was accompanied by Thomas Stone, a junior at the USNA from Ellicott City, who is serving as President Elect for the USNA chapter of NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers), Toneo Gulley, Navy football team captain and Marine Corps officer candidate, and Lieutenant Colonel Rafford Coleman, a graduate of Baltimore City College. The men shared their life stories and respective journeys to success, offering the students different insights on reaching one's full potential. This was a great opportunity for the students to see success stories from men with similar backgrounds as their own. 

Class Notes Highlight
Robert Hargest '59: Robert earned his B.S. from the University of Maryland in 1965 and JD in 1967 from The George Washington University National Law Center.  He authored "Death of the Constitution: A Brief History of Judicial Activism", which explores how U.S. Supreme Court justices have impacted elected government and the fundamental aspects of American life, paying special attention to the influence of progressive justices. Go Poly!
In Memorium
The Poly family is saddened to learn of the passing of the following community members:
  • Richard Roberts '66 passed away on March 15, 2017 and is survived by his wife Debbie, his son and his daughter.
BPIAA Membership Drive
The Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association is currently holding it's membership drive.  Now is a great time to join! Watch these great videos from Poly alumni about why a BPIAA membership is so important! Join today!
Poly/City Golf Tournament
The 2017 Annual Poly & City Golf Tournament will be held at the Country Club of Maryland in Towson, the usual place. However, due to work on the course, we have a NEW date this year, Monday July 17th. Please contact Doug Walters or the Foundation office at alumni@bpi.edu for information and/or to sign up. Details will be posted on the Poly web site, www.bpi.edu shortly.
STEAM Golf Outing
The 7th Annual STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Golf Outing will be hosted again at Oakmont Greens in Hampstead, MD on May 22, 2017. Each year we come together as a community to enjoy a fun day of golf, great food, and socializing to raise funds for STEAM.  The charitable donations of all our sponsors and supporters have aided in assisting teachers at public high schools (Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Baltimore School for the Arts) to provide academically enriching experiences and the success has been phenomenal.  The S.T.E.A.M. Golf Outing event would not be possible without you, and we look forward to growing this list of sponsors as we prepare to support this year's event (see attached flyer for sponsorship details). Please RSVP by May 8, 2017 to Frederick Taylor frederick.taylor@cwrtech.com to register. 
Reunion Calendar
Check out a list of upcoming reunions for all of the latest information! If you have updated reunion information, or need to add your class reunion to the list, please contact the Alumni Association at alumni@bpi.edu or 410-889-7659.  Recently added reunions include:
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