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Youth Art for Healing coordinators hang Blazer artwork at Georgetown University Hospital Transplant Institute. Courtesy of Jacqueline Armstead
Youth Art for Healing coordinators hang Blazer artwork at Georgetown University Hospital Transplant Institute.

National Art Honors Society participates in Youth Art for Healing

This year, Blair's National Art Honors Society (NAHS) took part in the Youth Art for Healing (YAFH) program for a second year in a row.

Freshman starts fundraiser at Blair for Nepal earthquake aid

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.

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Blair intern named Teacher of Promise

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.

Recent Blair graduate dies of unknown causes

On Monday, the Blair community and alumni mourned the loss of University of Maryland sophomore Lowell Ensel (Blair class of 2013).

Blair principal wins Washington Post award

The Washington Post named Blair principal Renay Johnson a Distinguished Educational Leader for Montgomery County earlier this month.

MCPS to consider testing cuts

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.

A talk with Intel winner Michael Winer

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.
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Partisan bickering masks success of Obamacare

Republicans must stop spreading myths and enforcing a negative attitude towards Obamacare, so that every American can be insured.

The changing of the bells

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.

Starr to end term as superintendent early

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.