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Blair students receive full-tuition Posse scholarships

Ten Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) students were selected for full-tuition, four-year college scholarships from the Posse Foundation, a program which identifies public high school students with outstanding academic and leadership potential but have been overlooked by the traditional college selection process. Out of these ten MCPS students, three Blair seniors were selected: Marc Monteil, Darien Price and Samuel Teshome.

Getting to know you

It's senior year, and students have to figure out what they're doing after they graduate. Some students look around for jobs or apprenticeships, but for most students, their time will be spent going through the arduous college application process. Students are applying to the schools of their dreams and are putting every aspect of their life out there for complete strangers to read.

Essays? Check. Recommendations? Check. Social media pages?

But while they perfect their essays and worry about teacher recommendations, many seniors don't realize that they have another thing they should be thinking about: their social media.

Are college sports worth the effort?

Playing sports in college can be a huge commitment, but it's really only worth it if students are fully invested in the sport.

Blair holds "Los Padres" meeting

On Feb. 9, parents of Hispanic students had an informational meeting about the college admissions process. The event included a question and answer session and a discussion with the selected panel.

Affirmative action: socioeconomic status is the way to go

In Fisher v. University of Texas, the Supreme Court should rule in favor of Texas, but with one caveat. They should state that affirmative action should now solely be based on an applicant's financial status and social background.

Students have new test option for College Readiness Day

Blair juniors and sophomores will be able to choose between three exams to take in preparation for their future college admission tests: the PSAT, the ACT and the newly-offered Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).

Apply yourself

Your academic experts here at SCO have been whining I mean brainstorming about how to improve the college application process and we have the answer: welcome to the application for SCOllege.
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