Between May 4 and May 8, freshman Jigyasa Dahal led a fundraiser in Blair's cafeteria and courtyard for the April 25 Nepal earthquake. The fundraiser was sponsored by teachers and sponsors of the "No Labels Diversity Workshop" club Anne Mathews and Tami Jeral.
Student intern Brittany Boyd received a Teacher of Promise award from the Maryland State Department of Education for her dedication towards teaching. Boyd received recognition out of several candidates from the University of Maryland.
On March 30, the President of the Montgomery County Public Schools' (MCPS) Board of Education, Patricia O'Neill wrote an open letter to students, parents and teachers regarding the amount of testing occurring during the 2014-2015 school year.
This year, Blair Senior Michael Winer won first prize in the Innovation category at the Intel Talent Search Finals. He won $150,000 in prize money for his project about the interaction between phonons and electrons in a crystal.
The Board of Education (BOE) will soon vote on the bell time schedule. After the dismissal of the first recommendation to implement later high school start times because of the cost (roughly 21 million dollars), MCPS released several new options on Jan. 6. On Feb. 10, the BOE will vote on these new plans.
The decision, which followed a report that a majority of the school board did not support the renewal of Starr's contract has sparked controversy across Montgomery County, primarily due to lack of explanations from the Board of Education.