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Ariana McLean

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The fall play in 2005 - "Twelfth Night" - also performed at the Folger festival.
Seniors, clad in '07 merchandise, show off their spirit on their last class colors day on Friday. Click the photo to see an overview of this year's Spring Spirit Week.
Following pep rally, Blair held its first Battle of the Bands concert in the courtyard.
Juniors Zach Brown, Michelle Lopez and Jonathan Fortuna show off their school spirit in traditional Roman garments.
The Spring Spirit Week began Monday with Backwards Day. Sophomore Margaret Renninger was among one of the day's participants. Renninger even went as far as to wear her backpack on her chest and walk backward.
A Blazer rocks out as the lead singer of a local rock band at SGR Spectacular/International Night held Friday evening in the SAC.
Middle Eastern dance club put on a belly dancing number at for the international segment of SGR Spectacular.
Senior Lenny Slenkovich's business plan selling beef patties earned him a spot as runner up in the 2007 regional NFTE Youth Business Plan Competition.
Blair hosted the MCPS Concert Band Festival today. Above, Wheaton High School, as well as other high schools and middle schools in the county, performed for a panel of judges in the Blair Auditorium.
Junior Aaron Sacks's business "You're On Deck" creates custom playing cards.
Senior Braulio Salas runs a virtual art gallery.
Senior Anne Denenberg piches for the Blazers against Poolesville on Thursday.
Senior Elizabeth Scroggs swings hard at the softball game vs. Poolsville Thursday afternoon.
Seniors Diane Chase and Shante Henderson celebrate after winning their first game of the season. The girls softball team looks towards making it to the playoffs.
Thousands of demonstrators marched from the Mall, around the Capitol, passing the Supreme Court and Senate building in protest of current US foreign policies and relations, including the War in Iraq. <i>Click the photo to view a gallery, and more can be seen on the news section. </i>
These cheerleaders put together a peppy anti-war show at various locations on the Mall.
Exam week has begun! Many blazers can be found studying for exams that could determine their first semester grades.
Exam week has begun! Many blazers can be found studying for exams that could determine their first semester grades. On Friday, students will begin finals week with exams for first and second periods.
Point guard Jenny Williams goes to make a shot in the game against Northwest on Friday.
Point guard Jenny Williams goes to make a shot in the game against Northwest on Friday. <i>Click photo to read story. <i>
Junior Aaron Townsend runs a 400 meter race at the Howard County Invitational meet on Dec. 17.
Junior and JV lightweight Aaron Sacks won his match against Springbrook at the wrestling meet Dec. 6.
Junior and JV lightweight Aaron Sacks won his match against Springbrook at the wrestling meet Dec. 6.
Former Blair graduate Sebastian Johnson.  Johnson, who applied unsuccessfully for a position on the board, was the Student Member of the Board last year.
Even Clifford made an appearence at the Parade.
Clowns!
A ballet troupe parades down Ellsworth Dr. in costume for the Nutcracker.
Sangre Boliviana dances down the the street.
A man on stilts heads Sangre Boliviana, a local Bolivian dance troupe.
The sophomore CAP class held their semi-annual lobbying for their mock congress in the SAC Nov. 15 during third period. Students baked goods to sway votes on domestic issues. Students from other grades visited the event, to share in on the food and question tenth graders about their topics.
<b>Halloween is this Tuesday</b> and SCO has prepared many tips for the season. Click on the pumpkin above to find out about many <b>local pumpkin patches</b>. And, <A HREF=https://silverchips.mbhs.edu/inside.php?sid=6831>  click here</A> for a guide to <b>spooky activities</b> and <A HREF=https://silverchips.mbhs.edu/section/food.php>  click here</A> to see the <b>Halloween-y recipes</b> the food section has to offer.
Students from Azerbaijan, Jordan and Tajikistan visited Blair as part of an international program to learn about the First Amendment rights of the USA. Blazer and the visiting students were able to participated in an exchange of cultures and ideas on Friday during both 5A and 5B lunch. Here, Azerbaijani students pose with SCO Foreign Desk Editor Hokuma Karimova while waiting in the cafeteria lunch line.
Senior luchadores Odir Sorto and Juan Pastor are ready to take over Blair for Adventure Day.
Blazers were very spirited Tuesday for Wacky Tacky/Retro Day.
Estes amigos estan vestidos para el dia de Wacky Tacky. <i> Van a haber mas fotos pronto. </i>
These senior friends go all out for Wacky Tacky Day on Tuesday. <i>click here to view a gallery of the day. Pictures from previous days can be seen on the Picture Galleries section of SCO. </i>
Varsity Soccer beats Wheaton 4-1 on Sept. 11.
A young boy dances to a hip hop group that performed at the festival.
Two boys enjoy popsicles on the lawn of Takoma Park Middle School.
Beams of light will shine from the Pentagon for the next 24 hours in memory of those who died on Sept. 11.
People filled up the Astroturf and streets for the third annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival in Downtown Silver Spring.
Blair sets up for the first down at the line against Richard Montgomery in the first game of the season this Friday. <i> Click on photo to view more pictures from the game. </i>
Senior Shane Senior watches the first home game Sept.8.
MAHALA, an authentic Township Jive band from South Africa performed in downtown Silver Spring in celebration of South Africa's Youth Day, commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Soweto uprisings. The free concert, presented by Silverdocs, the AFI/Discovery documentary film festival, was followed by the world premiere, outdoor screening of "Soweta Blues" June 16.
Silverdocs, the AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival will be happening June 13-17 in Silver Spring. Click here for the<A HREF=http://www.silverdocs.com/2006/films/date.aspx>  screening schedule</A> .
Sidewalk Sam was among many artists who participated in "Starts with the Arts Family Festival" presented by VSA Arts, an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts to all people with disabilities. The festival was a celebration of children's imaginations and the importance of the arts in education. Activities, such as chalking sidewalk art with Sam, were free and open to everyone throughout Union Station in Downtown DC, on June 11 and 12.
Sidewalk Sam was among many artists who participated in "Starts with the Arts Family Festival" presented by VSA Arts, an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts to all people with disabilities. The festival was a celebration of children's imaginations and the importance of the arts in education. Activities, such as chalking sidewalk art with Sam, were free and open to everyone throughout Union Station in Downtown DC, on June 11 and 12.
Seniors return one last time to the halls of Blair to pay off last debts, get caps and gowns, and rehearse for graduation on June 2.
Seniors return on last time to the halls of Blair to pay of last debts, get their caps and gowns, and rehearse for graduation on June 2.
Sophomore Alex Demarais moves to strike the ball in the CAP 10 kickball tournament held May 26 during first and third periods.
Mary Beth Tinker, of Supreme Court case Tinker vs. Des Moines, discussed constitutional rights on May 25 in the Blair Auditorium. Accompanying her was Jamie Raskin, a constitutional law professor at American University who is running for State Senate in District 20.
The Concert Band opened the Spring Instrumental Concert Thursday evening in the Auditorium.
Paul Newport directs both the Women's and Chamber choirs, as well as the Guitar Ensemble, in "Journey of Peace," a Hebrew song that concluded the Spring Choral Concert on May 17.
Junior Erica Irving belts out "Material Girl" in a solo with InToneNation during the Spring Choral Concert on May 17.
The Blair Chapter of the National Honors Society held its induction ceremony Thursday, May 11 at 6 PM in the Auditorium. At the ceremony nearly 200 juniors were inducted into the society and the senior members were presented with golden stoles that they will wear at graduation.
The Blair Chapter of the National Honors Society held its induction ceremony on May 11 at 6 p.m in the Auditorium. Here, one of the approximately 200 juniors lights his ceremonial candle as part of the induction tradition. Also at the ceremony, seniors were presented with golden stoles that they will wear at graduation.
This group of student-directed Blazers sang "Roads to Peace" at the Spring Coffeehouse on Wed. May 10 at 7PM in the SAC.
Fashion Club, among other groups, performed at Blair's Spring Coffeehouse in the SAC on May 10 at 7 p.m.
The Caribbean Challenge dance battle between Step Team and Caribbean Club gets a little confrontational. The event happened after school, Friday, May 5 and closed with a Caribbean Club victory.
Caribbean Club and Step team battled with dance moves at the Caribbean Challenge after school on Friday, May 5.
Caribbean Club confronts Step team at the Caribbean Challenge after school on May 5 in the gym.
Freshman Willy Li leaps for the ball in the boys volleyball game against Seneca Valley on April 24.
Junior Eric Hysen won the SGA presidential election.
Freshman Willy Li leaps for the ball in the boys volleyball game against Seneca Valley on April 24.
Assemblies were held through out the day, featuring speeches by students running for SGA positions for next yeas, as well as by NSL teachers Kevin Shindel and Kenneth Smith (featured above) and SMOB Sebastian Johnson.
An assembly was held for each grade on April 24, featuring speeches by students running for SGA positions for next year. NSL teachers Kevin Shindel and Kenneth Smith and SMOB Sebastian Johnson gave speeches as well. Junior Eric Hysen and sophomore Will Bucher (above) are running for SGA President. Sophomore Molly Martinez and juniors Bao-Ngoc Nguyen and Saron Yitbarek (below) are running for SGA Vice-President.
Freshmen Peter Lansworth (Djibouti), and sophomores Christina Mullen (Comoros) and Amina Goheer (Jordan) strike and intellectual pose while participating in the Joint Defense Committee of the Model Arab League at Georgetown University April 21 and 22.
Freshmen Peter Lansworth (Djibouti), and sophomores Christina Mullen (Comoros) and Amina Goheer (Jordan) discuss and debate issues in the Joint Defense Committee of the Model Arab League at Georgetown University April 21 and 22.
The Blair Model UN Team participated in the Model Arab League Conference at Georgetown University on April 21 and 22. The team represented the countries of Algeria, Djibouti, Comoros and Jordan.
SGA presidential candidates sophomore Will Bucher and junior Eric Hysen respond to questions about student issues in a debate held on April 4.
SGA ran a booth during lunch on March 30 giving students the opportunity to make spring cards for children in the hospital through National Institute of Health (NIH).
Seniors Monica Maher, Abby Goldman, Sarah Janesko and Lynn Abe declared March 30 "Safety Thursday" and show off their spirit. This group of Blazers have made it a tradition to have a theme every Thursday.
This heritage dance group represents the Congo region of Africa.
The African Heritage Dance Group performs a dance from central Africa.
Tashawana Myles sings Jimmy Cliff's "Bight Sunshiny Day" to represent her country of Jamaica.
Hispanic club members represent Bolivia with an Incan fighting dance.
The Indian Club performs a modernized Punjabi dance.
A Punjabi Princess represents the Northern region of India.
Christopher Morrison, Prescilia Ndjana, Delon Medouze and Camille Meeks dance for the Caribbean.
The Caribbean Club begins its dance showcase on chairs.
Caribbean Club begins with a lot of cheers from the audience.
Middle Eastern Dance Club performs an original choreographed dance.
The Middle Eastern Dance Club emerges from silhouettes to perform a Persian dance at the International Show on March 24.
Members of the Ethiopian Club perform a dance to represent their tribe.
Junior Braulio Salas leads freshmen Cindy Velasquez in a dance representing the Hispanic Caribbean.
Senior Anjana Luital performs a Nepalese dance at the International Show.
Members of the Blair Walk Project had a discussion in the SAC on March 20 about upcoming field trips to local elementary schools to teach children how to properly cross the street. This project aims to lower the pedestrian accident and fatality rates and increase street safety awareness.
Members of the Blair Walk Project held a discussion in the SAC on March 20 about upcoming field trips to local elementary schools to teach children how to properly cross the street. This project aims to lower pedestrian accident and fatality rates and increase street safety awareness.
Blair's ENG class won first place in the Drawing the Line Commercial Challenge, for their public service announcement on how the media influences youth thinking about underage drinking. At the award ceremony, held March 16, they were presented with $1000 and a trophy.
Senior Adina Goldwasser dressed up in celebration of Purim, a Jewish holiday, on March 14.
Blazers enjoy the unusally mild March Friday afternoon during 5A lunch.
Junior Maureen Raj was a finalist in the Washington, D.C. area Shakespeare Speech competition with a performance from "Macbeth" and a Shakespearean sonnet.
Seniors Alec Garrin and Guru Khalsa play Polly Baker and Lank Hawkins, respectively, in this year's spring musical "Crazy for You." Click on image to view gallery.
In Nevada, Lank Hawkins, played by senior Guru Khalsa argues with Everett Baker, played by senior Kacheve Stafford.
"I'm beside myself," declares the REAL Zangler (Ottalini on right with Arnsdorf), in the comical number "What Causes That?"
The girls act as basses and the boys as the bassists in "Slap that Bass."
Pamela Bryant performs at the Fifteenth Annual East Coast Jazz Festival on Feb. 17.
Bobby (Arnsdorf) as Zangler and Zangler (Russell Ottalini) as himself perform in "What Causes That?"
The guys and gals hang out at the local saloon in Deadrock Nevada created by the Blair stage crew in Crazy For You.
Sassy Irene, played by Erica Irving, puts on quite a show in "Naughty Baby."
Polly gives Bobby a harsh look in "Could You Use Me?" when they first meet.
Junior Isaac Arnsdorf (Bobby Child) and senior Alec Garrin (Polly Baker) share a kiss in "Could You Use Me?"
"He can't be bothered now!" Tap dancing follies girls of Crazy for You sing and dance.
Junior Lindsay Abbett of Quince Orchard HS and Sarah Horvitz of Springbrook HS were elected to run for Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) on Mar. 2 at the Nominating Convention held at Northwest HS.
Senior Alec Garrin and junior Isaac Arnsdorf rehearse for the Spring musical, "Crazy for You," which premiered Mar. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $2 for students on opening night and $4 for students all other nights.
Hispanic club sponsor Elba Castro and Hispanic club leaders give students from Sherwood High School tips and support for starting a Hispanic club during 5A lunch on Feb. 23.
A ninth grade parent meeting was held on Feb. 23 in the SAC where freshmen team leaders recognized student achievements. Here James Short and Summer Roark present a student with an award.
Blair English teacher Pamela Bryant performed a vocal set on at the Annual East Coast Jazz Festival held at the Double Tree Hotel in Rockville on Feb. 17. Blair's Jazz Band also played on Friday night. The event lasts through Feb. 20 and is open to the public.
Blair English teacher Pamela Bryant performed a vocal set at the Annual East Coast Jazz Festival held at the Double Tree Hotel in Rockville on Feb. 17. Blair's Jazz Band also played on Friday night. The event lasts through Feb. 20 and is open to the public.
Junior Gabrielle LaBrosse-Ellis shows off her homemade sign for spirit day on Friday.
These sophomore girls, like other blazers, get ready for the pep rally by painting their faces and putting on tattoos.
Junior Perry Kamelo gives a big hug to the blazer mascot.
Blair's poms performed at the pep rally held on  Feb. 17 in the gym.
During the pep rally, the spirit court consisting of the winners from each spirit day of spirit week were presented to the school.
Blair's award-winning poms put on a finale performance at the pep rally.
The Junior Varsity basketball teams show off their moves during the pep rally.
The Varsity Boys Basketball team showed off their moves at the winter sports pep rally.
Go Blazers go!
The Blair Cheerleaders were the opening performance at the winter sports pep rally on Feb. 17.
These spirit club members sold Blair paraphernalia during lunch on Feb. 17.
Sophomores Alex Demarais and Ben McLeod represent their class with black face paint.
Seniors Sarah Wolk, Margot Pass and Clare Marshall go all out for class sprit day.
This group of sophomores shows their school spirit and class pride by wearing black "sophomore" shirts on Class Spirit Day of Spirit Week. The week ended with the first winter sports pep rally in two years.
Seniors Clare Marshall and Margot Pass get ready for the pep rally by putting on blazer tattoos during lunch.
The Swim and Dive team put on a memorable performance at the winter sports pep rally.
Way to go! Make 07 up yours.
These junior lady blazers made shirts to add creativity to their spirit.
"Oo ah, you wish you were a senior!" Seniors Adam McLeod and Alex Brown show off their '06 pride on class spirit day, Feb. 17.
SGA liaison Junior Terence McPherson and his ape pal deliver candy grams.
Senior Josh Gist sports a fresh suit for Formal Day.
Some Blazer girls show off their Valentine's Day flowers.
Junior Josh Griner, Blair's very own Clark Kent lurks in the halls.
Senior Jenny Jones has some sweet goodies to give out.
Strike a pose! Senior Xieu Ngoc Nguyen goes all out for Valentine's Day.
Many Blazers celebrated Valentine's Day with stuffed animals, singing Valentines, roses, candy, plush monkeys and more. Here, freshman Rivka Zuares poses with a fun Valentine's Day gift.
Junior Erica Irving is the glamour girl of Blair Boulevard dressed for formal day.
Even teachers, like Mr. Roth of the math department, take part in the spirit of Formal Day.
Surprise! Will you be mine? Delivered valentines surprise Blazers in class.
Chamber Choir delivered singing valentines   throughout the day.
Seniors Alex Berglund and George Batista Jr. look sharp for Valentine's Day.
Freshman Lily Ross gives her Valentine pup a squeeze during 5A lunch.
Sophomore Madeline Billhimer and senior  Jackson Vassighi dress up for Formal Day.
Many kids go to Takoma Park Middle School to sled.
The Blair Pom Squad took second place at the MCPS Pompon Championship on Feb. 11.
Fans cheer at the poms competition to show their support.
On Feb. 11 Blair hosted the MCPS Pompon Championship competition in the gym. Blair's squad won second place along with the spirit award.
Junior Tori Patton makes a layup during the fourth quarter of the boys' varsity game against Walter Johnson on Feb. 10.
Junior Tori Patton makes a layup during the fourth quarter of the game against Walter Johnson on Feb. 10.
Navy Yard is an up and comming station on the green line.
Senior Sebastian Johnson finished second in his semifinal round of Jeopardy Teen Tournament.
Blair seniors look through booklets prepping students for after-high school life at the Feb. 3 motivational assembly.
Love-sick cowboys fall for the follies girls in "Slap that Bass."
Art decorating the station.
Blazers race to the ball during an intramural floor hockey game held on Jan. 27. The competitive season continues with only a few more games left to go.
Senior Avi Wolfman-Arent and junior Jessie Hallberlin fight for the ball during an intramural floor hockey game on Jan. 27.
Senior Chauncea Carothers belts out "They Live in You" from The Lion King at the New Faces Show held in the auditorium Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. The performance featured a variety of numbers from different musicals directed by Blair students and starring aspiring student thespians.
Juniors Diego Ardila and Rayna Andrews perform in "June is Busting Out All Over" from the play Carousel during the New Faces production.
Freshman Adam Jackson and sophomore Mindy Or sing "Sun and Moon" from "Miss Saigon."
Senior Chauncea Carothers belts out "They Live in You" from The Lion King, at the New Faces Show held in the auditorium Jan. 11 at 8:00 PM.  The performance featured a variety of numbers from different musicals directed by Blair students and starring aspiring student thespians.
The concert also featured Blair's Symphonic Orchestra.
English teacher Lucas Henry controls the ball during an intramural floor hockey game held on Jan. 9. Blair has seven floor hockey teams that compete weekly.
Blair's Chamber Choir sang in the Winter Choral Concert held in the Auditorium Jan. 6 at 7:30 PM.
The Winter Choral Concert finale included the different Blair choirs and audience members singing the "Hallelujah!" Chorus, accompanied by the symphonic orchestra. The concert was held Jan. 6 in the auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
Boys in Blair's Chamber Choir sing in the Winter Choral Concert held in the Auditorium Jan. 6 at 7:30 PM.
A goalie makes a save during a highly competitive intramural floor hockey game on Jan. 6.
CAP Alumni Adedeji Ogunfolu from the class of 2005 speaks at CAP Alumni Night on Jan. 4.
CAP alumni currently attending colleges and universities around the country talked to current CAP students about their educational experiences after graduation. In a question and answer
discussion, the former students gave advice on preparing for and choosing a college. The annual CAP Alumni Night was held in the SAC on Jan. 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Fashion club struts their stuff at Blair's Club Showcase.
Fashion club turns Blair's gym into a runway as students model their newest designs.
Middle Eastern Dance Club puts on a performance full of jingling bells and colorful scarves.
Blair administrators, including Mr. Gainous shake their "Laffy Taffy" with two Caribbean dancers.
The two snare drummers in Blair's drum line staged a "battle" in their performance at the pep rally.
Carribean Club performs at the pep rally.
InToneNation, Blair's acapella group, sang holiday carols in different classes Dec. 23, before winter break.
New Era, a local Blair go-go band, livens the crowd at the SGR Spectacular. <i>Click on the photo for a gallery.</i>
Junior Danielle Peck competes in the 55-meter hurdle Dash at the Montgomery County Developmental Meet on Dec. 14 at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex.
Outsource was one of the local Blair
bands that performed at the SGR Spectacular held on Dec. 16 in the SAC. The event raised over $1,000 for the Invisible Children's Fund.
Cheick Hamala Diabate, a griot (traditional storyteller) from Mali, performed stories and songs and spoke about the griot tradition to 11th grade CAP students on Dec. 13 in the SAC. Here he is holding a Nagoni, a traditional Mali instrument from which the American Banjo can be traced.
Junior Ebony Winfield takes a shot during the girl's basketball team's first home game against Kennedy.
Students wait in the stadium for further instuctions during the fire evacuation on Dec. 8.
Blair's Chamber Choir sings holiday songs at the Starbucks in the Woodmoor shopping center on Dec. 1.
In an effort to end world hunger the Oxfam  organization and SGR collected donations during lunch in the SAC on Nov. 21-23.
Silver Spring residents and visitors bundled up this cold Saturday morning to view the Thanksgiving Parade.
A covered wagon rolls down Fenton in celebration of American History and Thanksgiving.
A clown livens the crowd.
Native American dance troops performs at the Thanksgiving Parade.
Blair librarian Ms. Madden, helped with crowd control and event coordination at the Thanksgiving Parade.
Candy filled the hands and mouths of spectators, thanks to the many parade participants who gave out sweets.
Towards the end of the Parade was the awaited appearance by Santa Claus.
Giant Panda balloon, sponsored by the Discovery Channel, travels down Fenton Street in representation of the Tai Shan, the new baby panda at the National Zoo.
A local Bolivian dance troupe perfroms enthusiastically.
Local Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops paraded through downtown Silver Spring with homemade signs.
The Hoggettes preceded the Washington Redskins Marching Band, serving as one of the attractions in the Parade.
County Executive Douglas Duncan served as the Grand Marshal of the Thanksgiving Parade. He also, like many politicians, took advantage of the parade and campaign for Maryland Governor under the Democratic Party.
Blair marching band participates in the Silver Spring Thanksgiving Parade Nov. 19.
This giant penguin balloon serves as the Silver Spring mascot in the thanksgiving Parade Saturday, Nov. 19. This year's parade included, for the first time, 50 foot balloons traditionally seen in holiday parades.
Residents and visitors of Silver Spring watch the Thanksgiving parade downtown.
Gobbles the turkey greets a child at the Thanksgiving Parade held on Nov. 19 in Downtown Silver Spring.
Blazers gathered in the Media Center on Nov. 17 to learn about the crisis in Darfur, Sudan, and what they can do to help. John Heffernan, a senior investigator for Physicians for Human Rights, spoke at the presentation which was organized by Students for Global Responsibility and Amnesty International Club.
Junior Avi Edelman talks to eighth grade students at Eastern Middle School in hopes of recruiting more minority students to the predominantly white Communication Arts Program (CAP) at Blair.
Hundreds relaxed on the National Mall to view the free simulcast of "Porgy and Bess" live from the Kennedy Center Sunday, Nov 6.
Senior Mayra Ramos and freshman sister Dadee perform a traditional El Salvadorean dance at Hispanic Folkloric Night Nov. 4 in the SAC. At this event, presented by the Hispanic Club, Blair students and their friends and family celebrated Hispanic heritage, music, dance and tradition.
Senior Gu Khalsa and freshmen Jumi Bello and Russell Ottalini perform in the teaser of "Twelfth Night," which premiered Nov. 4.
Freshman Jumi Bello plays a local fool in Kelly O'Connor's production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." The play will run again this coming weekend on Nov. 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Here we have junior Mantas Vidutis as an army solider, sophomore Li Ly as a priest and freshman Mouhanad Alrifay as a matrix-inspired character.
Junior Alex Lamarre might be the phantom of Blair.
Goblin-troll and also junior Alexandres Georgiadis is just one of the halloween celebraters at Blair this Monday.
Senior Martin Brooks lurks the hallways on Halloween.
These blazers who off their urban style hats for spirit week.
Junior Andrew Bort is looking sharp this hat day in a black fedora and matching suit.
Junior Christine Douglas sports a blue spiked skull cap as spirit for hat day on Oct. 27.
M-I-c-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!
Juniors Zach Sepherd and Odir Sorto know hat day is not just about the hat, but the whole character.
Even the staff dress up this Wacky Tacky Day. TV studio teacher Ms. Taylor mixes and doesn't match in the name of school spirit.
Strike a pose! Senior Chauncea Carothers is proud of her wacky fashion today.
Amanda Ruiz and Phi Quang are a pair of wacky tacky sophomores.
These blazer ladies even bring their wacky school spirit to the county wide SGA meeting.
Mr. Mogge's AP Modern World students, Anna Coughlan, Sally Chang, Robin Kamera and Sean Griffin, are definately wacky and tacky!
These cross country stars, sophomore Johanna Gretschel and junior Emanuel Wacktola, have school spirit for wacky tacky day.
Sleek and chic, pocket protectors are a must-have fashion accessory.
A spiffy pair of Velcro shoes will have even the dullest person looking smooth and snappy in no time.
Cross country Juniors Paul Ishimoto, Brenda Akinnagbe and Sophomores Johanna Gretschel, Amina Goheer and Christina Mullen show off their spirit at the County Championships on Sept. 22 despite the cold weather and rain.
Close up of Halsey Sinclair's first place cross country metal.
Blair Junior Halsey Sinclair (left in red) places first with 18:59 and twin sister Ashlyn Sinclair (right in red) places sixth with 19:31 for the
girls' team at the Cross Country County Championships on Sept. 22.
Best buds and juniors Anne Charles and Margaret Khan dress classy for twin day.
Sophomores Chenelle Morrow, Marc Smith and Taylor Green get creative for twin day, dressing up as fraternal triplets.
Go Caps! Juniors Courtney Deluca and Juli Sandberg-Bernard show off more than their school spirit.
You know you've got a good man when he'll dress like you for twin day. Juniors Lenny Slankovich and Jennifer Cao participate in the second day of spirit week.
Seniors Greg Donaldson and Josh Gist are completely coordinated twins.
Juniors Georgette Peligrino and Karen Carrillo are decked out for twin day, right down to their matching purses.
"Brothers-from-another-mother," Barun Aryal and Sebastian Johnson, show off their Blair spirit as Seniors on twin day.
Taking twin day to the next level: Juniors Christopher Hernandez and Angel Nunez with sophomore  quintuplets Blanca Vasquez, Yenny Miranda, Denisse Quiroga, Michelle Flores and Rosa Figueroa.
Juniors Claire Harper and Nicole Severi are two peas in a pod.
"Twin" Juniors Zach Shepherd and Odir Sorto strike a pose for spirit week.
Seniors Rachel Martin, Lauren Bodin, Chatise Scott-Webster, Ben Tousley and Rita Mitchell put their own comic spin on their final Pajama Day.
Senior Valerie Fomengia celebrates Pajama Day with a special friend.
Junior Odir Sorto knows that you can't start the day without the sports page.
Spirit week is a time to celeberate.  Just ask Seniors Amy Allen and Chauncea Carothers, Sophomore Kim Mason and Junior Jonan Wyatt (sitting).
Sweet dreams! Social studies teacher Patricia Anderson is so comfortable in her PJs that she is taking a nap.
Junior Sean Griffin dresses the part for the first day of Spirit Week.
Junior Karen Biddle shows off her school spirit in her pajamas.
Principal Phillip Gainous participates in the first day of spirit week on Oct. 24 by wearing his pajamas.
Junior Danielle Peck brings the ball down from the air to gain control during the Blair vs. Wheaton game on Oct. 17.
Junior Emma Liebmann controls the ball during the Blair v.s Wheaton game on Oct. 17.
Junior Zoe Norvell beats her opponent to the ball during the Blair v.s Springbrook game on Oct. 15.
Senior Sydney Valdez hits a 16 yard line drive in the Blair v.s Springbrook game on  Oct. 15.
Sophomore Iliya Smithka fights for the ball during the Blair v.s Springbrook Field Hockey game on Oct. 15.
Sophomore Iliya Smithka fights for the ball during the Blair v.s Springbrook Field Hockey game on Oct. 15.
Heather Mizeur, Domestic Policy Director for Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), spoke to Blair's Young Democrats club on Oct. 12.
Senior Stephanie Paul plays in the tennis match on Sept. 29 of Blair v.s Quince Orchard.
Blair staff members just miss beating the Montgomery County Police, 82-80, in the Hurricane Katrina and Rita relief aid fundraiser basketball game organized by the SGA on Sept. 29. Physical Education teacher Emanuel Charles takes a foul shot for Blair.
Bread and Puppets perfomers from Vermont put on abstract street perfomances to demonstrate the atrocities of war during the protest on Sept. 24.
Bread and Puppets performers from Vermont put on a street theater performance in protest to the war.
Junior Olivia Bozik bumps the ball during the Blair vs. Gaithersburg game. The score of the game was 14-25, 15-25, and 15-25.
Hundreds of thousands of people showed up at the A.N.S.W.E.R war protest held on the mall on Sept. 24 to voice their opinions against the war in Iraq and other political issues.
The Washington Ethical Society (WES) orgainized a two and a half week trip for students and adults to go to El Salvador and volunteer to help renovate improvished communities. On the construction site everyone had to carry bricks, shovel and mix cement.
Thomas Friedman, renowned New York Times foreign affairs columinst and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of
"Lexus and the Olive Tree" and "From Beirut to Jerusalem," speaks to 10th grade CAP students about his experiences as a journalist and his thoughts on globalization.
Blazers show their class spirit.
Some sophomores represent their class with pride.
Blair's marchingband performs during the football game.
The Blair cheerleaders show their spirit.
Radio Station WPGC 95.5 hosts the Blair versus Springbrook football game.
A Blazer looks on at the winning score of the football game against Springbrook on September 16. <i>Click on picture to view picture gallery of the game.</i>
Bassist Carlos Henriquez, who plays frequently with the ledgendary Wynton Marsalis, participates in the Silver Spring Jazz Festival's finale "jam session."
The stage at the Silver Spring Jazz Festival was centered under the Majestic and in front of the field of astroturf.
Various artists perform at the "jam session" at the Silver Spring Jazz Festival, following Wynton Marslais' headling performance.
The Town Square Garage in Downtown Silver Spring holds many audience members attending the Silver Spring Jazz Festival on September 10.
Tennor Saxophonist Ron Holloway (right) and a fellow performer improvise a tune, as the Silver Spring Jazz Festival on September 10 came to an end.
Students sign up for the Web Design Club during Blair's Activity Fair on the 13th.
Junior Lindsay Abbett of Quince Orchard HS and Sarah Horvitz of Springbrook HS were elected to run for Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) on Mar. 2 at the Nominating Convention held at Northwest HS. A special election committee made up of student delegates from the high schools and middle schools of Montgomery County participated in the primary election between five SMOB candidates.
Senior Edra Brisbane performs a belly dancing solo.