Hall of Famer and Blair graduate Tom Brown came to Blair to receive a golden football award from the National Football League (NFL) on Nov. 13. He spoke to student athletes about playing sports at collegiate and professional levels and the impact his teachers and coaches had on him.
Voters in Takoma Park, Maryland elected Kate Stewart as the new mayor at the Takoma Park Community Center and selected city councilmembers of their wards on Nov. 3. Since the voting age in Takoma Park was lowered to 16 in 2013, several Blair students were able to vote in the Tuesday elections.
As we get closer and closer to the primary elections on April 26, the races are beginning to intensify in the 8th Congressional District (which includes Blair and most of Montgomery County), and the Maryland Democratic Senate.
Mohammed Shafiq Khan, 21, crashed into a tree at the intersection of Gist Ave. and Ray Dr. in Silver Spring on Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the early morning. On the evening of Thursday, Oct. 22, Yoftahea Afework Melese, 20, crashed on Carroll Ave.
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region released a report examining the causes of disconnection from school and work among Montgomery County black youths in order to recommend a more comprehensive strategy for narrowing the achievement gap