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June 8, 2014, 10:07 p.m. | By Zoe Johnson | 6 years, 3 months ago


Here at Blair, we have some pretty spectacular students. They win a lot of stuff. SCO presents to you a list of recent awards and their respective recipients, to be updated as often as people win stuff—so start entering those competitions now!

Two pairs of students each placed first at the annual State Convention of the Maryland Junior Classical League (MJCL) in Easton, MD. Seniors Shira Gorin of Olney and Andrew Simler of Takoma Park earned first place in (Advanced) Latin Level 4. Juniors Kevin Ho and William Lu, both of Bethesda, captured first place in (Intermediate) Latin Level 3.

Photo: From left to right: Kevin Ho, William Lu, Andrew Simler and Shira Gorin.


Junior Edward Fineran was the Maryland winner in the 2014 National Peace Essay Contest. There was one winner apiece from 46 states, Washington, D.C. and the categories for American territories and Americans living abroad. He earned a $1,000 academic scholarship.

Seniors Adela Armstrong-Spielberg, Adrianne Kehne, Jared Lichtman, Hueyjong Shih and Clare Singer won National Merit scholarships of $2,500 each.

Senior Adrianne Kehne was named to the All-Met Rowing Team by the Washington Post.

Junior Jingjing (Annie) Xu won third place in the 2014 MMEA Young Composers Project competition for her piece "Arkadia," written for the piano, flute and voice. Annie will be honored at the MMEA Fall In-Service Conference on October 17, 2014.

Senior Hueyjong Shih was named one of two 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars in Maryland. He and 140 other Presidential Scholars across the nation are invited to participate in a White House ceremony June 22.

Photo: Teacher Angelique Bosse and senior Hueyjong Shih.


Junior Kiyoon (Brian) Ko won first place in the 2014 NAfME Electronic Music Composition Contest. His composition "Underwater Aria" will be featured on the NAfME website as the winner in the Grades 9-12 category.

Senior Neil Davey was named the winner of the 2014 Maryland BioGENEius Challenge, the premier competition for high school students that recognizes outstanding research in biotechnology. As this year's winner, Davey will be granted insider access to the 2014 BIO International Convention, the industry's trade conference. He will also continue on to the National BioGENEius Challenge.

Senior Nathan Schilling was one of 24 winners of Northrop Grumman Corporation's 12th Annual Engineering Scholars Program. He will receive a scholarship of $10,000 distributed throughout four years.



Tags: William Lu Shira Gorin Presidential Scholars Neil Davey National Peace Essay Contest National Merit Scholars Nathan Schilling MMEA Young Composers Maryland Junior Classical League Kevin Ho Jared Lichtman Hueyjong Shih Engineering Scholars Program Edward Fineran Clare Singer Brian Ko BioGENEius Challenge Annie Xu Andrew Simler All-Met Adrianne Kehne Adela Armstrong-Spielberg

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