On Dec. 5, Blair won second place in the biannual Knowledge Master Open (KMO). The Blazers scored 1773 points, 3 points behind the winning school, Novi, Michigan's Detroit Catholic Central High School.
From Sept. 17 to Sept. 25, freshman Amy Li won gold at the Fourth Bi-Annual Junior Wushu World Competition in Macau, China.
From Aug. 9 to Aug. 13, junior Gabriella Studt competed alongside seven other American girls who represented the U.S. at the China Girls Math Olympiad (CGMO) in Guangzhou, China. The U.S. team consisted of Cynthia Day, Courtney Guo, Laura Pierson, Studt, Danielle Wang, Alicia Weng, Victoria Xia and Jingyi Zhao.
Senior Samuel Zbarsky and 11 other North American students went to the International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, to compete with over 30 teams from 26 countries around the world. The American and Canadian teams competed in both the individual and team events and did some sightseeing around the city.
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales of the U.S. Army allegedly killed 17 civilians in a shooting rampage near his military post in southern Afghanistan. As of March 22, the charges against Bales include 17 counts of murder and six counts of attempted murder, along with dereliction of duty and other breaches of army law.