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Jeff Lautenberger

Managing Photo Editor
jeff.lautenberger@gmail.com
Jeff is a senior finally runnin' the SC Photo Staff. He is easily irritated and has been known to curse loudly when complemented on his pictures. So just donít do it. Ever. When not hiding from his invisible friends in the Chips lab, Jeff can probably be found hiding in the auditorium or on the sideline of some Blair sports game, with his camera of course.

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In 2006, Principal Phillip Gainous was surrounded a large group of television reporters during an impromptu interview regarding Blair's ID policy, which then involved  a color-coded system.
Mark DeStefano patrols the sideline during a boys' basketball game last season.
In the third inning, after a ball hit to the warning track was relayed to shortstop Anna Szapiro by Allison Rubin, Szapiro gunned a bullet to Juliet Garlow who tagged the Gaithersburg runner out at third. <i>Click for more pictures of the game.</i>
A large group of seniors watch the game from behind the left field fence.
Senior Anna Szapiro slams a double into center field in the bottom of the 6th inning as the Blazer bats came to life again.
The sun sets behind Blair as the Trojans bat in the top of the 6th inning.
Attempting to score on a grounder, Senior Allison Rubin is tagged out at home.
Senior catcher Claire Lieberman makes a lunging catch off a foul ball behind the plate in the 5th inning to ward off a Trojan threat.
Senior Annie Denenberg pitches with a runner on first.
Senior Liz Scroggs swings for a hit against the Trojans.
Senior Dani McClay prepares to catch a pickoff throw from catcher Claire Lieberman.
Senior Michelle Linford fields a grounder and throws a runner out at first.
Senior Annie Denenberg delivers a strike to Gaithersburg batter in a Regional Semifinal game Wednesday night. The Blazers defeated the Trojans 7-2 and advance to the 4A West Region Final Friday. <i>Click for a gallery of pictures from the game.</i>
Senior Allison Rubin connects for a slap-hit single.
Senior Juliet Garlow tags out a Gaithersburg running attempting a triple. The Blazers defeated the Trojans 7-2 to move on to the 4A West Regional Final.
Senior Dani McClay tags a runner on first during a pickoff attempt.
Senior Claire Lieberman slides safely into home following Senior Michelle Linford's single in the the third inning.
Senior Annie Denenberg delivers a strike to an RM batter Monday. The Blazers won their second round playoff game 9-1, and next face Gaithersburg Wednesday at 7. Click photo to view more of the spring sports.
Softball v. Sherwood
Baseball v. Sherwood
Baseball v. Northwood
Baseball v. Northwood
Boys' Lacrosse
First Round Playoff v. Sherwood
Boys' Lacrosse v. Gaithersburg
Boys' Lacrosse
First Round Playoff v. Sherwood
Boys' Volleyball
March 21 v. Springbrook
Boys' Volleyball
March 21 v. Springbrook
Boys' Volleyball
March 21 v. Springbrook
Girls' varsity basketball coach James Mogge is resigning after three years.
Senior Michelle Linford fields a ground ball and throws to first for an out late in the game.
2006 Gazette Player of the Year Dana Ward pitched a complete-game shutout against Blair last Thursday, striking out almost everyone in the lineup and giving up only two hits.
Junior Tim Visclosky drives through the Kennedy defense on Friday. The Blazers suffered a tough loss, 6-5, to the Cavaliers.
Blazer bats were mostly silent on Senior Night against extremely tough Sherwood pitching. Here, Senior Allison Rubin manages to reach first on a bunt.
Senior Keith Ingram doubles to center against the Sherwood Warriors Wednesday night.
On Senior Night, Annie Denenberg pitched a solid 7 innings, giving up only two runs and striking out several. However, the Sherwood Warriors (14-1) held the 4A West Division Champion Blazers (11-2) scoreless for their second loss.
Blair handily defeated a much weaker Northwood team Friday in the first matchup between these two schools' varsity baseball teams since 1986. After falling behind early, the Blazers rallied and won 17-6 in five innings of play.
Sophomore Mike Mozer controls the ball behind the Springbrook goal. After falling behind 3-0 only minutes into the game, the Blazers could not overcome a powerful Springbrook team, losing for the first time this year 18-3.
Blair handily defeated a much weaker Northwood team Friday in the first matchup between these two schools' varsity baseball teams since 1986. After falling behind early, the Blazers rallied and won 17-6 in five innings of play.
Dozens of people make their way down a path along the tidal basin as the sun sets behind them.
The Washington Monument pokes through several cherry trees at sunset.
An airplane takes off from Reagan National Airport and flies over the Jefferson Memorial.
Visitors look at the cherry blossoms through the pillars of the Jefferson Memorial.
Girls sit along the bank of the tidal basin with the Washington Monument in the background.
The dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is visible through the blossoms of a cherry tree.
A branch of cherry blossoms droops down near the water of the tidal basin.
NBC4 Meteorologist Bob Ryan broadcast a live weather report under a cherry tree with scores of onlookers watching.
The tidal basin was filled with paddle boats and people enjoying the warm weather.
Dozens of people walk along the tidal basin to view the cherry blossoms on a sunny and warm Monday.
Senior Zach Hall pitches against Poolesville Thursday.
Junior Tim Visclosky leaps and scores a breakaway goal against Blake in the 3rd quarter. The Blazers, now with a 4-0 record, defeated the Bengals 10-4 Thursday.
Sophomore Mike Mozer scores a goal assisted by his brother, senior Nick Mozer. The Blazers pounded the Blake Bengals 10-4 and remain undefeated this season.
Senior captain Devon Madison controls the ball against RM March 21. Madison scored a goal in Blair's 5-2 victory.
Boys volleyball begins the season with a win on March 21.
Boys' Volleyball defeated Springbrook March 21 to begin their season. The team hopes to match its performance of the past two seasons which resulted in back-to-back County Championships.
Senior Sam Francois fights for the ball during the fourth quarter.
Junior Issy Melton gets double-teamed and fouled by the Colonels during the 58-31 loss.
Junior Joe Dubuche makes the most of his time on the court near the end of the game.
Senior Ross Williams is overpowered by several Magruder players but somehow manages to get a shot off and score. The Blazers, after starting strong, lost badly to the Fighting Colonels 58-31 Monday, ending their season.
Senior Matt McClain tries to get a shot up against Magruder. The Fighting Colonels ended Blair's season with a 58-31 victory Monday night.
A snowboarder catches some air at a hill behind Sligo Creek Elementary school in Silver Spring. A surprise storm dumped half a foot of snow across the region Sunday, much more than originally predicted. <i>Click for more photos.</i>
This giant snowman was constructed in clear view of Sligo Creek Parkway, causing several drivers to stop and take a look.
A girl laughs after a quick sled ride down a steep slope.
Kids make their way up a hill to go sledding behind Sligo Creek Elementary School.
Several men play a pickup football game on a snowy field in Silver Spring Sunday afternoon.
As the afternoon continued, most streets turned to slush, but trees and branches remained droopy from the heavy snow.
A group of girls play in the snow in Silver Spring.
Heavy, wet snow weighed down on the umbrella of this woman walking along Ellsworth Drive.
Despite the messy weather, several shoppers and walkers were out and about in Silver Spring.
Snow blanketed trees and benches in Downtown Silver Spring.
A man walks his dog on a trail along Sligo Creek near Wayne Avenue in Silver Spring.
Sligo Creek flows briskly between snow-packed banks.
Joggers and dog walkers ventured out Sunday morning despite the heavy snow.
Although the National Weather Service as late as last night forecast a quarter-inch of ice and rain to fall in the region, a surprise 4-8 inches of snow fell across the Washington metro area, including 5 inches here in Sligo Creek Park.
Senior Ross Williams is caught off guard by a Wolverine's behind the back dribble. Williams fouled Bazelas on the play.
Senior Matt McClain fights for a loose ball in a first half filled with defensive lapses and poor shooting by both teams.
Junior Issy Melton shoots for two of his 15 points.
Senior Darius Smith dribbles past a Wolverine defender in the third quarter.
Freshman Jeffrey Lin swimming Breastroke in the 200 IM.
Senior David Vuong swims at the Metros Championships held at the Germantown Indoor Swim Center.
Junior Issy Melton (15 points) gets trapped between two Wolverine defenders. Blair beat Watkins Mill 44-37 and advances to play Magruder in the second round of the state playoffs.
Senior Darius Smith drives through two Watkins Mill defenders in the third quarter of a playoff game. Fouled on the play, Smith completed the three-point play, and the Blazers held on to beat the Wolverines for the second straight time, advancing to the second round of the State Playoffs.
<p>Senior Darius Smith drives through two Watkins Mill defenders in the third quarter of a playoff game. Fouled on the play, Smith completed the three-point play, and the Blazers held on to beat the Wolverines for the second straight time, advancing to the second round of the State Playoffs.</p> <i>Photo by Jeff Lautenberger/Silver Chips.</i>
In the midst of a 12-3 run to start the second half, coach Mark DeStefano and the Blazer bench do something they haven't had the chance to for weeks: smile.
Senior Sam Francois (22 points) is fouled while going up for a rebound.
Senior Darius Smith comes away with the ball after a struggle on the floor.
Senior Matt McClain attempts a tough shot under the basket.
Senior Ross Williams slams home two to cap off a stellar Senior Night in which he scored 15 points and the Blazers defeated Watkins Mill 59-46.
Near the end of Senior Night against Watkins Mill with a double-digit lead, the Blazers showed off their skills with a series of dunks including this one. Blair finished the regular season with a 4-17 record.
A jazz group started Act II with a bang, playing "Tank!" by the Seatbelts, which included stellar sax and drum solos.
A self defense skit, performed by Daniel Quang (in air), Brian Change, and Jason Li was a popular act.
John Kaluta, Monika Chadda, and Robert Donaldson perform "Driftin' too far far from the shore" during Act II of Magnet Arts Night.
Nine students showed off their moves in an Indian Folk Dance.
Sally Huang played zither with Ya Zhou on piano during the prelude to Act II.
Seniors Rachel Lee, Alice Fan, Wenjia Zhu and Bao Nguyen dance during their Ft. Lbs. act.
InToneNation sings "Paperback Writer," a song by the Beatles but arranged for this performance by senior Diego Ardila.
A self defense skit, performed by Daniel Quang (in air), Brian Chang, and Jason Li was a popular act.
...and then bursts out singing a troubled rendition of "My heart will go on."
Senior Tim He runs on stage, gets a little excited, flings off his pants...
Amy Liu and Lena Jia perform a Handerchief dance during Act I.
Freshman Rohan Bhale shows off his Rubik's Cube talent by completing the puzzle on stage in less than a minute.
Junior Mindy Or sings On My Own from Les Mis as Noori Chai plays accompaniment on piano.
Senior Samarth Gola was one of 8 seniors performing a Bhangra Dance, the first act of the show.
Senior Cyril Lan played Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody in F# minor on piano as a prelude to the show.
Christopher (left) and Eve Arias share their home with several relatives and other family members.
Theft at some vending machines in Blair increased recently and was countered by the relocation of a soda machine.
Boys' basketball is struggling again this year, despite having a new coach and plenty of talent on the team.
Samuel Francois (30) fights for position against the Bengals.
Blake beat Blair 64-51 Jan. 26, dropping the Blazers to a 3-12 record.
Protesters pack into the area between the press platform and stage for a closer look.
Tens of thousands converge on the Mall to rally against President Bush's Iraq policy and proposed "surge" in troops.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson calls for peace at the rally with Members of Code Pink standing at his side.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, representing the RainbowPUSH Coalition arrives at the podium holding the hand of United for Peace and Justice National Coordinator Leslie Cagan.
Families of soldiers and soldiers themselves appeared on stage with large signs and pictures of fallen friends and family members.
Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) speaks at the rally. Kucinich is seeking the Democratic nomination for President in 2008 on an anti-war platform.
The organization Code Pink displays a large clear box containing thousands of shoes, representing soldiers who have died in Iraq.
Moriah Arnold, 12, traveled from Harvard, MA to speak in front of tens of thousands of people on the Mall. She was the youngest speaker of the day.
Several college students vocally express their outrage with the Iraq war during the rally.
Two members of the Raging Grannies stand on stage singing a song mocking President Bush.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered on the National Mall Saturday to protest the Iraq war. Politicians, actors, and activists spoke at the rally supporting U.S. withdrawal from Iraq and rejection of Bush's proposed troop "surge." <i>Click for photo gallery.</i>
Blair center Sam Francois fights through traffic to score his only basket of the night off an offensive rebound.  Francois gave the Blazers energy in a reserve role, but was whistled for a costly foul in the fourth quarter.
Senior Ross Williams fights for position under the basket and scores against the Sherwood Warriors in Friday's loss at home. 
<i>Click on photo to read story.</i>
Tori Patton comes away with a loose ball for the Blazers.  Blair's aggressive defense led to several Sherwood turnovers, but the Warriors came out on top, 65-52.
Senior Ross Williams finishes off a fast break with an easy layup.
Senior Darius Smith sweeps under a Sherwood defender on his way to the basket. The Blazers lost to the Warriors at home Friday evening, falling to 2-7 on the season.<i>Click on photo to read story.</i>
Sophomore Jenny Williams passes to a teammate early in the first quarter. Blair lost to Sprinbrook, dropping their record to 0-4.
Senior Darius Smith shoots a fade-away jumper behind four Springbrook defenders. The Blazers fell to 1-3 on the season after Tuesday's loss.
Senior Ross Williams slams through the Springbrook defense.
Senior Matt McClain (15), left, stretches out for a rebound, sending a Kennedy forward on top of another Blazer. Blair lost its opening game of the season 58-39.
Mark DeStefano, coaching his first year at Blair, paces the sidelines against Kennedy. Although upset with Blair's loss to start the season, DeStefano remains confident in his team's ability.
Senior Matt McClain (15) reaches high to attempt to block a shot against the Kennedy Cavaliers.
Senior Darius Smith (10) drives towards the lane for a layup in Blair's first basketball game of the season against Kennedy.
Richard Chavez (40) goes up for an offensive rebound against Kennedy during Blair's 58-39 loss to open the season.
Marie Mencher (left) directs the marching band during its rendition of Jump On It.
Seniors Shaagnik Mukherji (center) and Ele Rubenstein jam with the jazz combo.
InToneNation performs during a club showcase November.
Boys from the fashion club pose for the crowd.
The fashion club performs their first skit during the club showcase, which some believe resembled a rape.
Senior Andrew Bort plays with the Jazz Combo during the second club showcase.
Senior Josh Zipin (9) controls the ball and sends a centering pass against the Wildcats.
Sophomore Michael Funes (19) sends a header towards the goal in the first half of Blair's 3-0 loss to Walter Johnson which ended Blair's spectacular season. The Wildcats were the only team to defeat and shut out the Blazers all year. <i>Click on photo to read story.</i>
Yendoukoa Lamboni (23) gets slide tackled from behind by a WJ player early in the first half.
The Blazers were defeated by the Wildcats 3-0 last Friday, ending one of the best Boys' Soccer seasons in Blair history. Here, senior Alec McLean (13) pushes away a Walter Johnson defender and races away with the ball. <i>Click on photo to read story.</i>
Seniors Lamboni Yendoukoa (23) and Josh Zipin (9) watch as Nick Siebenlist directs the ball past outstretched goalie Matt McClain on a penalty kick.
Senior striker Yendoukoa Lamboni (23) connects with Mike Worden's lofted ball to send a header into the back of the net to give the Blazers the lead.
Sophomore Michael Funes (19) launches a header towards midfield during Blair's 4-2 defeat of Quince Orchard in the 4A West-East Regional Quarterfinal. <i>Click on photo to read story.</i>
Seniors Matias Salinas, left, and Yendoukoa Lamboni apply pressure towards the Quince Orchard goalie during Blair's 4-2 playoff victory Halloween night. The Blazers next face Walter Johnson Friday night in the Regional Semifinals. <i>Click on photo to read story.</i>
Senior Matias Salinas (21) and QO defenders watch as Salinas's shot goes on target for Blair's first goal in the opening minute of the game.
Blair players celebrate in the rain after a hard-earned victory.
Ross Williams (6) tries to break a tackle by two Einstein linesmen.
After enduring 2 hours in heavy rain and a virtual mud pit, the Blazers defeated the Einstein Titans 8-6 on Oct. 27. The win, Blair's first of the season, energized the entire team and resulted in a celebration lasting several minutes.
A very muddy Ross Williams and the Blazers finally have something to cheer about after defeating the Einstein Titans 8-6 on Oct. 27. The Blair defense played strong despite the mud and driving rain to earn the Blazers their first win of the year.
Goalie Matt McClain and defender Phillip Allen watch helplessly as a Wildcat shot finds its way to the back of the net for the winning goal, snapping Blair's hope for an undefeated season.
A leaping Matt McClain makes one of several spectacular saves against a tough Walter Johnson attack.
Sweeper Alex Asare-Wassow boots the ball out of the zone against the Wildcats.
Matias Salinas fights for the ball against a Walter Johnson defender. The Wildcats defeated Blair 1-0, ruining Blair's perfect season. <i>Click on picture to read story.</i>
Even under double coverage, Kennedy receiver Abreham Scott was able to track down Melvin Harris' pass for Kennedy's second score of the game early in the first quarter.
Senior RB Ross Williams races past a Kennedy defender for a first down during Blair's 35-0 loss October 20. The Blazers are now 0-7 on the season. <i>Click picture to read story.</i>
The Blair defense laid a huge hit on a receiver to break up a potential touchdown during the 3rd quarter of Friday's 35-0 loss to Kennedy. Although the defense played strong throughout the second half, the offense struggled the entire game and could not move the chains until the final drive of the game.
Two Blair students are interviewed by an NBC4 camera crew after school Wednesday. The media, also represented by ABC7, News Channel 8 and WUSA-TV9 arrived at Blair to report on the new ID policy. <i>Click photo to view the story. </i>
As students exited school Wednesday afternoon, they were met by several TV news crews waiting just off campus. Many Blair students were asked questions about how the new ID policy affects them and whether or not they feel the school has become more divided because of the colored IDs.
Camera crews and TV journalists enter Blair to conduct an interview with Principal Phillip Gainous regarding Blair's new ID policy.
Principal Phillip Gainous was surrounded a large group of television reporters during an impromptu interview regarding Blair's ID policy Wednesday afternoon.
Pending a May 8 decision, Principal Phillip Gainous may end his 23-year stay/tenure at Blair.  Here, Gainous is interviewed during the ID controversy on October 18, 2006.
Seniors Odir Sorto y Lisa Wong eran nombrados Rey y Reina de Homcoming 2006. Para ver mas fotos de viernes pulse este foto.
Senior Ele Rubenstein, left, and the Blair Drumline show off their skills.
Andrew Bort and the Blair Drumline perform during Friday's pep rally.
The Homecoming King and Queen show off their royalty.
Seniors show off their school and class spirit.
Poms before during the second pep rally..
Yendoukoa Lamboni shoots towards the net against Damascus. The Blazers connected for 7 goals and shutout the Swarmin' Hornets to remain undefeated on the year. Currently, the Blazers are ranked #7 in the region by The Washington Post. <i>Click on picture to view story<i>
Senior Mike Worden rises for the header against a Damascus defender. The Blair varsity boys' soccer team beat Damascus 7-0 October 10 to remain undefeated on the season. <i>Click on picture to view story<i>
Band and Orchestra students prepare and wrap hot dogs as part of their concession stand volunteering duties at FedEx field. The Blair Band and Orchestra Patrons operate the stand at all home Redskins games.
Broadcast students prepare to air Shades of Life during a practice run through. The show was the first live show broadcast in 10 years.
The Blair soccer team rushes to midfield to congratulate each other after a stunning upset over nationally ranked Churchill. After a solid defensive first half and offensively stellar second half, the Blazers ended up on top 2-1 to remain undefeated. <i> click to read the story. </i>
Yendoukoa Lamboni scores late in the game to put Blair ahead 2-0 against the nationally ranked Churchill Bulldogs.
Senior Yendoukoa Lamboni celebrates after scoring a stellar goal, Blair\'s second of the game, to put the Blazers up 2-0 late in the second half.
Senior Yendoukoa Lamboni fights for the ball late in the second half against Churchill. The Monday night game ended with a celebrated victory for Blair.
Mikey Worden moves past a Churchill defender during Blair's 2-1 upset over the Bulldogs.
Julio Fernandez, guitarist for Spyro Gyra, plays during the 3rd annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival, Sept. 9. Spyro Gyra, founded in the late 1970's, was the headliner of this year's festival. <i> Click on photo for a gallery. </i>
Julio Fernandex, left, and Jay Beckentein put on a show with the rest of Spyro Gyra. Beckenstein founded the group in the late 1970's, and has released over 25 albums since then.
The Afro Bop Alliance played second, after Michelle Walker. The band mixes African and Latin styles to create a fusion of different sounds.
Near the end of their set, Spyro Gyra had most of the audience on their feet, clapping and moving to their upbeat tunes. They ended their set to a standing ovation and came back on stage for a 7 minute encore.
A family in the front row leans in for a better look at Spyro Gyra.
Scott Ambush plays bass with the lively Spyro Gyra, this year's headliner.
Don Braden plays saxophone with the Terell Stafford Quintet at the 3rd annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival on Sept. 9. <i> Click on photo to view a photo gallery of the event.</i>
Bassit Max Murray plays along with the rest of the Afro Bop Alliance, a Latin jazz ensemble.
By 9:30pm, several thousand people crowded around the stage on the turf in Downtown Silver Spring.
Keyboardist Tom Schuman of Spyro Gyra plays a solo.
Michelle Walker, of the Michelle Walker Quintet, sings during the opening act of the 3rd annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival.
Students from the Einstein High School Jazz Ensemble celebrate after winning the Borders-Jazz Times trophy for best jazz performance.
Senior quarterback Ross Williams flies over the Richard Montgomery defense.
Blair kicks off the 2006 football season against the Richard Montgomery Rockets.
Pending a May 8 decision, Principal Phillip Gainous may end his 23-year stay/tenure at Blair
The pom squad prepares to start their routine during halftime.
The marching band performs during halftime.
Ross Williams runs down the sideline.
Captains of both teams gather at midfield for the coin toss.
Senior tackle Scott Lavon sprays himself with water before the first football game of the season against Richard Montgomery Sept. 8.
Senior Avi Silber raps during his performance at the BBQ. Silber and other Blair artists use internet sites such as MySpace to promote their music and gain popularity.
Junior Joey Garcia of Northwood High School, lead singer of Break the Balance, screams into the mic.
Senior James Lunsford plays guitar with the band Break the Balance during the SGA sponsored Back to School Barbecue.
Washington Capitals goaltender Olie Kolzig, riding with the Cure Autism Now group, stops to give Blair media assistant and official Spirit Lady Susan Payne-Madden a hug.
Blazers march while playing the Blair fight song.
Percussionist Andrew Bort and the Blair drumline perform on Connecticut Avenue during the Kensington Labor Day Parade.
Blair cheerleaders pump it up in front of a crowd along the parade route.
The Blair Marching Band performs on Connecticut Avenue during the 39th annual Kensington Labor Day Parade and Festival, Monday, September 4. <i>Click for gallery.</i>
Congressman Ben Cardin, a candidate seeking the Democratic nomination for US Senator in Maryland, speaks to students in Mr. Grossman's and Mr. Shindel's 4th Period NSL Government classes Friday, September 1.
A group of cyclists races down Fenton Street towards Ellsworth Drive in the 2nd annual Silver Spring Grand Prix, held Sunday, June 18. The main event, the Men's 35 mile, featured 56 laps around Downtown Silver Spring.
Cyclists make the turn from Ellsworth Drive to Georgia Avenue during the 2nd annual Silver Spring Grand Prix, held Sunday, June 18. The main event, the Men's 35 mile, featured 56 laps around Downtown Silver Spring.
Senior captain Diana Frey was forced to sit out the season due to a knee injury.
An outdoor trashcan is overstuffed with lunch trays.
Trash litters Blazer Court after lunch.
Building services worker Marianne Christopher mops in the SAC.
Building services worker John Colandreo picks up trash in the courtyard after lunch.
Demonstrators draped themselves in American flags during the National Day of Action for Immigrant Rights on April 10 on the National Mall. An estimated 500,000 people attended the demonstration.
A protester displays her pride in her biculturalism at an immigrant rights rally on the National Mall on April 10. Many Blair students participated in the demonstrations.
Many Blazers participated in the "National Day of Action and Mass Rally" on April 10, held at the Washington Monument to support immigration rights. The event was organized nationally by the National Capital Immigration Coalition (NCIC) and locally by CASA de Maryland, an organization that provides services to D.C. Metropolitan Area immigrants. Protests were held simultaneously in major cities across the country, including New York, Miami, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Antonio.
Junior Nicole Poor does a balance beam routine in the Gymnastics meet against Blake on March 31.
Sophomore Tim Visclosky challenges his Blake opponent during the game on March 31.
Sophomore Tim Visclosky keeps possesion of the ball during the Blair vs. Blake game on March 31.
Junior Nicole Poor competes in the gymnastics meet against Blake on March 31.
Mr. Frank Stallings' Advanced Photography classes went on a field trip to the Provisions Library in Washington, DC on March 18 to view "The Innocents" headshot photography exhibit. The exhibit featured "mugshots" of wrongfully convicted individuals who were exonerated using DNA evidence. Photographer Taryn Simon's works allow the public to see the innocent individuals' faces in a new light. Here, Senior Sayoh Mansaray reads their stories.
Demonstrators protest military recruiting and the U.S. Army Cinema Van, which was stationed in the University Blvd. parking lot for several hours, on Feb. 2. <i>Click to view a photo gallery.</i>
Mike Marceau, a Vietnam veteran injured in 1970, protests army recruiters at Blair on Feb. 2.
Firefighters arrived outside of Blair after a fire was reported in a third-floor girls' bathroom on Dec. 7. <i>Click on the photo for a gallery.</i>
A firefighter pulls a hose towards the school after being called to the building because of a fire in the girls' bathroom on Dec. 7.
Students huddle outside after being evacuated from the building around 1:55 p.m.
Students congregate outside the stadium after a fire in a girls' bathroom prompted an evacuation during seventh period on Dec. 7.
Firefighters were called to Blair to contain the blaze that started on the third floor on Dec. 7.
A firefighter unloads equipment from a truck after students were evacuated from the school.
Police officer Allen Johnson patrols Blair's Oct. 29 Homecoming game. New measures require both competing schools to supply EFOs.