Melissa Young explains what her position at Montgomery Blair High School entails.
Meera Kochar McCabe discusses her experiences as a member of Blair Stage Crew.
The Silver Spring community gathers for the annual parade that marks the beginning of the holiday season.
A glimpse into the annual Takoma Park Folk Festival
Blair takes on Wheaton for the season opener, with a final score of 45-6.
The Renwick Gallery in DC displays a variety of crafts and artwork.
Scenes from the Thanksgiving parade on 11/19.
On Saturday (11/05/22), the Blair soccer team defeated Bowie in the quarter-finals, moving them up in the playoffs.
The Blazers won against Dulaney this Saturday in the quarter-final game with a score of 3-0.
During the weekend of 9/17-9/18, the Montgomery County Fair Grounds were full of vendors, children's games, and hot air balloons!
The Blazers destroyed the Titans on 9/8 with a final score of 4-0.
Scenes from life in Terra Alta, West Virginia during late August.
Little Free Libraries are fairly common throughout the neighborhoods of Takoma Park, where residents decorate their libraries in a variety of ways.
On 04/20/22, the Blazers defeated Wheaton with a score of 20-0.
Photos from Kent Island, MD, over Easter weekend.
Scenes from a selection of Takoma Park's many public playgrounds.
Spring plants have recently begun to bloom in the Takoma Park area.
On Sunday, 02/27/22, thousands of protestors gathered outside of the White House to encourage President Biden to impose sanctions upon Russia.
Scenes from the DC Wharf depict winter life in the city.
On January 3rd, Montgomery County was hit with the first snowstorm of the year. About 8 inches accumulated in the Takoma Park/Silver Spring area.
Significant moments from the Blair vs. Churchill wrestling match on 12/08/21.
The most memorable groups and performances from the MOCO/Silver Spring Thanksgiving parade.
Exploring the best Halloween decorations in neighborhoods of Silver Spring and Takoma Park.
The Blazers managed to win this difficult game with a final score of 42-31.
Throughout Silver Spring, murals decorate buildings and parks in an effort for city beautification.
Blair defeats the Einstein Titans 4-0
While many people have a basic understanding of the purpose of service dogs, few are aware of the numerous demands placed on these dogs. From towing heavy loads to helping with the laundry, service dogs can help make various tasks easier for their owners, and often greatly improve their quality of life.
School of Rock musicians rehearse before the parade begins.
Supporters of a local politician carry signs reading "Hate has no home here".
Cub Scouts carry a banner for their troop.
Members of a local Girl Scouts troop hand out candy.
Children dressed as pilgrims wave to spectators.
A man on a unicycle juggles for the crowd.
Crowd favorite Jamie Raskin waves to spectators.
Local politicians prepare to cut the ribbon, signifying the start of the parade.
The Blair marching band performs "Sweet Caroline" for the crowd.
Members of the Blair Crew team demonstrate the rowing stroke in their parade float.
Margarita Contreras Amaya
In "Caesar and Cleopatra," senators gather around a murdered Julius Caesar.
Student drop off sign at Blair.
Community members gather to watch artists perform.
A local vendor prepares food for his customers.
Accordion players perform for their audience.
A local band performs on one of the stages.
Musicians head to the stage to warm up.
A local artists sings at the Grove Stage.
A group of female dancers perform for the crowd.
Vendors from local restaurants prepare food.
Various organizations presented displays at the festival.
Male members of a local dance group perform for the crowd.
The Physics mural in the 210s hallway features a number of hidden, Physics-related details.
The English department’s mural was painted during the 2018-19 school year and highlighted several literary classics.
Guidance Counselor Door Sign
Players wrestle each other to the ground.
Players rush to their positions.
Players wrestle with their opponents.
Players from both teams clamor for the ball.
Wheaton Knight is brought to the ground by Blair.
Blair defense readies for snap.
The Blazers tackle Knights to the ground.
Blazers tackle a Wheaton Knight.
Blair cheerleaders pump up the crowd.
Blair cheerleaders hold a sign that reads "call it a knight" to celebrate the start of the game.
Blair and Wheaton face off.
The Knights were no match for the Blazers' powerful offensive plays.
Rhizome, located in Takoma Park, is a unique space for artists to share their work.
An Empty Classroom
Stickers line the wall of the College and Career Center.
Curriculum development is flexible to the interests of both teachers and students.
A light-up display reads "this present moment used to be the unimaginable future".
People lay on the ground to observe the vibrant exhibit.
Nets hung from the ceiling of the gallery are illuminated by lights around the room.
A four-piece painting of waves.
A colorful tapestry reads "Otro Mundo Es Posible".
A glass sculpture of a dress is on display.
The view up the main stairs at the exhibit
A display of handmade ceramic structures.
People in traditional outfits sing and dance.
Participants in a "Little Miss" pageant wish people a Happy Thanksgiving.
Girl Scouts give candy to the crowd.
Cub Scout Pack 249 carries a sign through the parade.
Members of the Happenstance Theater Group perform for spectators.
A person carries a sign reading "no hate" in the parade.
Ballet dancers throw candy to children from their float.
Young cheerleaders dance for the crowd.
A gymnast leaps as part of their routine.
A person campaigning for Evan Glass carries a sign that reads "support people, not guns".
Maryland representative Jamie Raskin waves to the crowd.
The Blair marching band plays for the crowd.
A sign welcomes spectators to the parade.
Blazers score a final goal.
Blazers celebrate after winning the game.
A Blazer protects the ball from a Bowie player.
Blazers maneuver the ball towards the goal.
Blair prepares to kick the ball onto the field.
A Blazer kicks the ball across the field to a teammate.
Two players race for the ball.
The referee watches as a Blair player prepares to throw the ball in.
Players from both teams chase after the ball.
Blazers set up to assist their teammates.
A ball girl watches the games from the sidelines.
Players prepare to receive the ball.
Blazer prepares to receive the ball as it's kicked in from the sidelines.
Players compete for the ball.
Players dance and celebrate after scoring another goal.
Blazer throws the ball in from the sidelines.
Blair player #18 breaks away from a pack of Dulaney players with the ball.
Two players sprint side-by-side down the field.
A Blair player prepares to pass the ball.
Blair maintains possession of the ball.
Blair and Dulaney players chase after the ball.
A Blazer prepares to pass the ball to a teammate.
A Blair player lunges after the ball.
A Blazer blocks a Dulaney player from receiving the ball.
Players run to keep the ball away from Dulaney.
Blazers celebrate after scoring the first goal of the game.
Crop tops experienced a huge revival during Y2K.
An H&M manikin sports the layered looks of the early 2000s.
Y2K staples like cargo pants and printed jeans appear in H&M's clothing racks.
Children play in a bounce house while parents watch.
Families set up in the field to watch the events.
The band Flea Bit 'n' Grey performs for the crowd.
Spectators watch as fair officials begin setting up hot air balloons for the evening's display.
Brightly colored dresses are for sale at the fair.
One vendor sells various candles at their booth.
A bubble machine blows bubbles into the crowd outside of the Everything Must Glow tent.
People wait in line for ice cream in the sweltering heat.
A lady grills meat at a Thai street food stand.
Vendors prepare food at a Thai street food stand.
A Blazer crosses sticks with a Titan in an attempt to obtain the ball.
Blazers celebrate after they score yet another goal.
Blazers jump and cheer after scoring a goal.
A Blazer sprints across the field.
Two players fight to get the ball.
#12 takes the ball away from a Titan.
#5 keeps the ball away from a Titan.
Players from both teams fight to gain control of the ball.
A Blazer keeps the ball away from a group of Titans.
A Blair player sets up to pass the ball to a teammate.
One player gives others instructions for the next play.
A Blazer gets control of the ball and keeps it away from the Titans.
Two Blazers prepare to receive the ball.
Blazers ready to strike in Einstein game
The steeple of a local church is visible over the trees.
Gravestones rest upon a hill.
Cows watch cars pass near the side of the road.
An RV camper is parked amongst the trees.
A mine is visible on the hilly horizon.
On the side of an abandoned store hangs an old Coca-Cola sign.
A view of a peaceful cottage in a valley.
A sign on a tree warns people to stay out of the woods.
Cows graze in a local field.
A welcome sign greets visitors to West Virginia.
A Little Free Library sits at the edge of someone's yard for people to borrow books.
A sign on the side of one Little Free Library advertises a spring book sale.
The other side of this Little Free Library is decorated by a peace sign.
A Yin-Yang symbol decorates the side of one Library.
A view of one Little Free Library from the outside.
One little free library advertises its selection of young adult (YA) books for readers to enjoy.
One library is decorated with a light on top and a sign encouraging people to read the books provided.
A view into one Little Free Library shows the various books available.
How are Blair sports supported?
Michael Humphreys takes the ball up the field in Wednesday's game against Wheaton.
Players raise their lacrosse sticks and cheer before re-entering the field after halftime.
Blazers defend the field from Wheaton players.
Players assemble in order to catch the ball when it's thrown the sidelines.
A Blazer runs with the ball towards the goal.
A referee points players towards the middle of the field.
Coaches talk to the team during haltime.
Players from both teams switch on and off of the field.
Players and coaches watch the game from the sidelines.
A "duck blind" is set up in the water for waterfowl hunters to use.
Two people stand at the end of the pier to fish.
Houses line the coast of the island.
A sign on the pier advises fishers to recycle their fishing line after use.
A ladder off the Romancoke pier leads to the water.
Various private boats line a dock.
A view of the Romancoke fishing pier.
An American flag waves in the wind above a fence.
Small waves break along the coastline.
Various warning signs surround an entrance to the water.
The lower level of the Takoma-Piney Branch Park is used by students at Piney Branch Elementary School.
The Jackson-Boyd Neighborhood Park includes a rope climbing structure.
Art decorates the outside of the Takoma Park Recreation Center basketball court.
A view of the Takoma Park Elementary School playground.
The Takoma-Piney Branch Park has a variety of types of swings.
A climbing structure in the Takoma Park Elementary School playground is modeled after a dinosaur skeleton.
A yellow motorcycle is part of the Jackson-Boyd Neighborhood park.
A small slide, intended for younger children, is part of the elaborate playground structure in Opal A. Daniels Neighborhood Park.
Getting ready for Blair's Mardi Gras-themed Spring Fling
A rose bush begins to grow in someone's front yard.
Pink flowers grow in a public park.
Plants begin to bloom through a metal fence.
Vines begin to bloom and climb around a telephone pole.
Flowers grow over the sign for the Piney Branch Indoor Pool.
Bluebells flowers grow in a Takoma Park yard.
A wheelbarrow is propped against a bench near a community garden.
Yellow daffodils grow through the fence surrounding a local house.
Ms. Young leads a weekly meeting of the club Without Borders.
Melissa Young (she/her), Latino Achievement Coordinator at Blair.
Meera with one of the Blair Stage Crew sponsors, Brandon Crabtree.
Meera Kochar McCabe (she/her), sophomore at Montgomery Blair High School.
One person towards the outskirts of the protest carried many signs expressing their opinions.
One poster reads "I stand with Ukraine".
Some people at the protest carried balloons in the Ukrainian colors, as well as signs.
Protestors hold a variety of Ukrainian flags at the protest.
A protestor holds a sign with a lyric from "The Star-Spangled Banner" on it.
A protestor holds a sign that reads, "Putin kills our children".
People walk to the protest with flags and posters to support the cause.
People hold signs and sing the Ukrainian national anthem.
People yell various cheers and calls into a megaphone to motivate the crowd.
Two people dressed in traditional Ukrainian outfits pose for a photo.
People wave flags and hold signs in front of the White House.
The Anthem, a music hall in DC, advertises various musicians.
Two American flags hang over a dock.
People ice skate on a temporary rink near the river.
An airplane flies in above the Anacostia.
A boat named the “Vaquita” is tethered at one of the docks in the wharf.
The Washington Monument is visible over the city skyline.
A plane flies into the airport above several covered boats.
A view of people walking along the waterfront.
Blair's College and Career Center is a great place to visit to prepare for applying to internship opportunities.
Kids drag their sleds up the hill behind TPMS.
Cars and trees are covered in snow on a dead-end street in Takoma Park
Branches behind a wooden gate are covered in snow.
Snow balances precariously on tree branches in front of someone's home.
Massive pine trees in Takoma Park bend under the weight of the snow.
Snow gathers on a large bush, forcing it down towards the ground.
A street in Silver Spring is covered in snow, and few cars have made it through.
Chairs and furniture in the Takoma Park dog park are covered in snow.
Trees behind TPMS are covered in snow.
The Takoma Park Middle School baseball field was covered in several inches of snow.
COVID-19 has restricted global travel.
The social justice AP Lang course is taught by Ms. Whitney in Room 157.
A Blazer tries to wrestle their Churchill opponent to the ground.
The view of a match from on the bleachers.
A Blazer successfully gets their opponent to the ground.
Opponents get into position before their match begins.
Players fight to get a better grip on each other.
Two matches occur in the gym at the same time.
A Blazer tries to break the grip her Churchill opponent has on her.
Opponents shake hands before their match begins.
Coaches and players cheer for their teammates on the mat.
MoCo thanksgiving parade.
Just like the rest of 2021, Thanksgiving is special post-pandemic, including this turkey made with a mask.
Teens dressed up as pilgrims walk in front of a massive inflatable turkey.
Young cub scouts roast marshmallows over a pretend fire as part of their display.
Dancers show off their skills and traditional outfits during the parade.
Troop 2474 displays a banner to show their support and inclusion of all people.
People display their antique cars during the parade.
Montgomery Parks workers wave to the crowd from their elaborate ride.
Students from the Akhmedova Ballet Academy throw candy to the crowd from their float.
A young girl participating in the Little Miss Black America pageant waves and blows a kiss at the crowd.
People supporting Brandy Brooks march down the route, playing guitar and chanting, "This is what democracy looks like" in support of their candidate.
An acapella group sings Christmas carols as they travel down the parade route.
Cosmetics have become more important than craft.
Six massive skeletons surround this house.
Gravestones, ghosts, and skeletons decorate this front yard.
A homemade skull and cross-bones flag hangs from the window of a local house.
Glow-in-the-dark eyes look out at people along the street.
An inflatable cat in a front yard lights up and moves its head to shock "trick or treaters".
Cutouts of spooky scenes decorate windows in this Silver Spring house.
Homemade street signs in a local front yard direct tourists to the “haunted” versions of nearby streets.
Gravestones and skeletons are arranged in a homemade graveyard.
Club founders, NuAmen Audena and Aditya Das, lead a discussion about Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon."
The conductor instructs the Blair marching band.
After scoring the winning touchdown, a player is congratulated by family and fans.
A Blazer takes a break from watching the game to pose for the camera.
Blair and Rockville fight to get closer to another touchdown.
Blazers continue their journey down the field.
Blair players attempt to score, and successfully get the ball closer to the endzone.
The crowd tosses colored powder in the air and cheers to show their support for Blair.
One student leads the crowd in a call and response cheer.
A cheerleader watches the game and supports the players.
Two tuba players from the marching band talk and practice before halftime.
The Cheer team encourages the team and crowd during the game.
The Cheer team sets up a banner for the team to run through.
A floral mural on the side of a local CVS adds a pop of color to the town.
Acorn Park is decorated with a timeline of murals showing the history of Silver Spring.
A local resident appreciates one of the many historic murals in Acorn Park.
Not only does this painting brighten an otherwise dull building, but the mural represents the diverse Silver Spring community.
Artists Kate Deciccio and Rose Jaffe produced this mural during the summer of 2015 on the side of a furniture store.
Titles of famous novels and authors decorate this wall in the park.
A spin on the well-known “Starry Night” painting, the mural “Dreams of Knowledge” was designed by Roza Matlin for a Silver Spring park.
Artists Peter Krsko and Alicia Cosnahan created “The Expanse of Good” to brighten the side of El Gavilian, a local restaurant.
The side of the restaurant El Golfo is decorated with the “My Toucan” mural, designed by artist Peter Krsko.
Players high-five after a substitution.
The Blair girls fight to get the ball away from the Titans.
Two Blazers run after the ball and attempt to score.
The Blair coach and players watch the game from the sidelines.
#17 chases after the ball.
#27 passes a Titan and shoots for the goal.
Blair scores the final goal of the night, bringing the score up to 4-0.
Blazers cheer on their teammates after an exciting play.
Blair vs Einstein game on Friday, Sept 24
The command “brace” lets Micha know when it’s time to help his owner stand up.
Micha is trained to pull objects, such as a bike or a cart.
Micha helps his owner undress pulling on the appropriate article of clothing.
Micha grabs his owner’s shoe to help her take it off.
Micha waits to cross the street to avoid leading his owner into oncoming traffic.
Playing fetch gives Micah the opportunity to practice retrieving objects while having fun.
When he is off duty, Micha enjoys playing in the creek. It’s important for him to have experience with a wide variety of activities, and he is learning to love swimming.