Many faces, both old and new, could be seen at the 80th anniversary alumni basketball game. The game, played by Blair's basketball champions from years past, acted as an opportunity for Blair alumni to reconnect with each other.
The event was regarded as a success by both its organizers and its attendees. "I absolutely loved the turnout of the game," principal Renay Johnson said. "People who went to Blair loved it, and it was nice seeing a lot of them here today." The alumni enjoyed spending time together at the event and, for some, seeing each other after years. "It was great meeting up with old teammates and friends," alum Ed Stewart (class of 1970) said. "They should have events like this more often!"
The spirit shown at the game was commended by the attendees. "Seeing the crowd cheering today made me very happy," alum Van Buren Vaughn (class of 1975) said. Alumni association president Mark Levin (class of 1966) was also pleased with the team's attitudes. "I think the Blair spirit is so alive with today's students," Levin said. "Their support today was so heartwarming."
The attendees agree that there was a sense of nostalgia lingering in the alumni. "I liked seeing the faces of the past athletes and students light up when they made baskets, or when they saw their friends," Johnson said. The alumni cited a feeling of camaraderie still present between them. "Once a Blazer, always a Blazer," Vaughn said. "We're like a big family."
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