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Community Service In and Around Blair

In order to graduate, Blair students need to complete at least 75 community service hours. Some Blazers meet the minimum while others go above and beyond, but either way, they are helping out the community they live in. Students show a passion for giving back by joining clubs, going to events, creating projects of their own, and so much more.

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Senior Claire Douglas leads a discussion in a meeting for Students for Global Responsibilities (SGR). SGR is a student group that participates in various service projects throughout the community and is currently organizing their annual fundraiser, the SGR Spectacular.

Senior Claire Douglas leads a discussion in a meeting for Students for Global Responsibilities (SGR). SGR is a student group that participates in various service projects throughout the community and is currently organizing their annual fundraiser, the SGR Spectacular. 1Picture by Molly EllisonFreshman Genna Kules, far left, watches a performance during a meeting of the youth organization, City at Peace DC. Kules, as well as several other Blair students, are members of the organization, which promotes cultural understanding and non-violent conflict resolution through the performing arts. 2Picture by Molly EllisonSophomores Avi Li and Michael Morganstein set up the bake sale portion of their fundraiser concert Charity: Water, held November 12 at the Electric Maid in DC. Li, Morganstein, and a few of their classmates organized the concert and several student bands performed, including Midnight Sun, Bad Sauce, Door to the Sky, and Ladle Fight. All of the proceeds from the show went to the organization Charity:Water, which provides people living in underdeveloped countries with clean drinking water. 3Picture by Molly EllisonDifferent facts and statistics concerning domestic violence and sexual abuse are posted throughout a hallway in Blair. The posters were put up by Women's Advocacy Club in order to inform and raise awareness about certain issues in the community. This display of advocacy shows that there are a variety of ways to get your voice heard. 4Picture by Molly EllisonFrom right, Juniors Yisel Cintora-Vega and Tyler Maton, Senior Nissi Chilkamari, and Junior Edlawit Gebre, look over Blair's Eco-Report Card and Brainstorm ideas of how to make the school more eco-friendly. All four students are members of the school's Green Club, which works to improve the environment and promote eco-friendly activity in Blair. 5Picture by Molly EllisonSenior Tej Ganti, right, helps Senior Mercy Johnson, left, with a computer program during Peer Tutoring, held every lunch in the Media Center. At Peer Tutoring, students volunteer to help their fellow students with work they are having trouble with. 6Picture by Molly EllisonSenior Laura Gagliardo works on contacting the organization So Others Might Eat (SOME), an organization that works in DC on improving the lives of the homeless and poor by feeding and clothing them, giving them medical attention, and offering job training and placement. For her Girl Scout Gold Award, Gagliardo is working with SOME to bring healthy snacks to school children in the city. 7Picture by Molly EllisonSophomores Aaron Weckstein, left, and Elan Stern, center, play a card game with residents of the Victory Towers in Takoma Park at the weekly game night. Victory Towers is a senior citizens assisted living facility and holds a game night every Tuesday, which Weckstein and Stern try to volunteer at as much as possible. 8Picture by Molly EllisonSophomore Jordana Rubenstein-Edberg, center, stands with fellow members of City at Peace DC and listens to comments from others about her presentation. 9Picture by Molly Ellison

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  • asldfkjawhg on November 18, 2010 at 2:35 PM
    yeaaaaaa molly!!!!
  • Allen Ginsberg (View Email) on December 25, 2010 at 3:09 PM
    Wow, what an incredibly beautiful photograph. I would like this to be included in my gallery at the National Museum of Art. Keep up the excellent work!
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