Shannon Egan


Name: Shannon Egan
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2005
Shannon Egan is excited to be a second semester senior. Her hobbies include napping, cleaning her room, making friendship bracelets and listening to the Spice Girls. Shannon's favorite television shows are Alias, The O.C., American Dreams and Desperate Housewives. She enjoys ponies, puppies and everything pink. Shannon spends her summers at Camp Potomac Woods, a Girl Scout camp where she is a counselor. Shannon is looking forward to graduation, summertime and going to college where the weather is warm.


Stories (49)


Destination Imagination Team to fundraise for trip to Global Finals

By Shannon Egan | May 17, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Blair's Destination Imagination Team (DI), which consists of seven junior girls, is holding a fundraiser on Thursday, May 19 at Jerry's Subs and Pizza in Four Corners. Fifteen percent of profits between 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. will be donated to the team.

Blazers place in National Latin Exam

By Shannon Egan | April 29, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Fifty-one Blazers placed in the National Latin Exam, a comprehensive 40 multiple-choice question test, which was administered worldwide on March 11. The National Latin Exam, which is co-sponsored by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League, released the 2005 scores on April 20.

SGA to sponsor blood drive on April 29

By Shannon Egan | April 21, 2005, midnight | In Print »

The SGA and INOVA health system are sponsoring a blood drive for Blair staff and students on April 29 in the wrestling room from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Registration will take place at lunch outside the SAC every day until April 28.

Romano's Macaroni Grill serves more than just pasta

By Shannon Egan | March 17, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Located in the heart of downtown Silver Spring lies Romano's Macaroni Grill, a delicious Italian restaurant with rich entrées, friendly waiters and tasty deserts. Macaroni Grill, however, does not serve pasta alone as its name implies. There's also pasta, including pizza, chicken, soup and vegetables- something for every Italian food lover.

Winter activities for Blazers and their families

By Shannon Egan | Jan. 31, 2005, midnight | In Print »

After a couple days of staying inside and watching movies while the neighborhood kids are outside making snow angels, even teenagers get cabin fever and become tempted to play in the white, wintry weather. To help students and their families embrace this winter season, Silver Chips Online has researched the best areas near Blair for sledding and ice skating.

Takoma Park resident renovates home to fight global warming

By Diana Frey Shannon Egan | Dec. 22, 2004, midnight | In Print »

In 2000, Takoma Park resident Mike Tidwell took out a $7,500 home equity loan from the bank in hopes of decreasing his home's carbon dioxide emissions by 80 percent, in order to help fight global warming. In the next few months, sticking to his budget almost entirely, Tidwell and his family renovated their home to be powered by 90 percent renewable energy, far surpassing his 80 percent goal.

Holiday light shows in the D.C. area

By Shannon Egan | Dec. 22, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Over winter break, when relatives are visiting and families need an activity to get out of the house, there are many different light shows and events going on that will entertain Montgomery County residents. The many light shows and winter walks are enjoyed by people of all ages throughout the D.C. area.

SGA to hold freshman social after school on Nov. 23

By Shannon Egan | Nov. 22, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The SGA will hold a freshmen social on Nov. 23 from 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the SAC. The event will be free for students in the class of 2008.se

AFI to host free screening of Super Size Me on Nov. 20

By Shannon Egan | Nov. 18, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The American Film Institute is collaborating with Holy Cross Hospital and Montgomery County to host a free screening of Super Size Me on Nov. 20 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the AFI Silver Theatre in downtown Silver Spring, according to an ad in The Gazette.

Teen sniper receives two more life sentences

By Shannon Egan | Oct. 28, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Lee Boyd Malvo, the teen involved in the fall 2002 sniper shootings, pleaded guilty to two shootings in Spotsylvania County on Oct. 26, according to The Washington Post.

Lunar eclipse may be visible in D.C. area tonight

By Shannon Egan | Oct. 27, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The forecast for cloudy skies may obscure Washington area's viewing of tonight's lunar eclipse.

Douglass, David

By Shannon Egan | Oct. 8, 2004, midnight | In Print »

David Douglass, a new teacher at Blair this year, is excited about teaching high school students for the first time. This year Douglass is teaching 10th grade English, Honors 12th grade English and 10th grade SPARC.

Einstein to host sixth annual College Fair on Oct. 11

By Shannon Egan | Oct. 8, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The sixth annual College Fair will be held on Monday, Oct. 11 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Albert Einstein High School. Representatives from over 90 colleges and universities from all across the United States will be present at the fair.

Eastern graduate dies in car accident

By Clair Briggs Shannon Egan | Sept. 27, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Sixteen-year-old Alicia Maria Betancourt, a Blake junior and Eastern Magnet graduate, was killed on the night of Sept. 24 in a car accident when the driver of the car she was in lost control of the vehicle and hit a telephone pole, according to The Washington Post article

One Tree Hill is a guilty pleasure

By Shannon Egan | Sept. 26, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The WB's teen drama One Tree Hill is a guilty pleasure - you enjoy it immensely but don't want anyone else to know you like it. With its outrageous plot and trashy themes, the show is more of a teen soap opera than an actual drama. Though the character situations in One Tree Hill are fake beyond belief, the drama has many redeeming qualities. The main actors, Chad Michael Murray and James Lafferty, are attractive and the complicated yet intriguing plot keeps viewers coming back for more.

Blair featured in The Washington Post for overcrowding

By Shannon Egan | Sept. 21, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The Washington Post featured Blair's overcrowding problem in Sunday's Metro section on Sept. 19. Relief is Absent at Crowded Maryland School, written by Rebecca Dana, focused on the cause of Blair's overcrowding, student and parent reactions and proposed solutions.

County installs more red-light cameras

By Shannon Egan | June 12, 2004, midnight | In Print »

More red-light cameras will be installed throughout Montgomery County by the end of this week. The implementation of more cameras will create more ways to catch red-light runners and result in more tickets for violators.

Genie Holmes to embrace new opportunities in California

By Shannon Egan | June 4, 2004, midnight | In Print »

After seven years of teaching at Blair and 30 years of living in the Washington, D.C., area, ESOL teacher Genie Holmes plans to move to California to embrace new opportunities, enjoy the outdoors and spend time with her family.

Pentagon Papers whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg speaks at Blair

By Shannon Egan | May 28, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Daniel Ellsberg spoke about the Pentagon Papers, his personal experiences in the Vietnam War and his opinion of the war on Iraq to over 75 Blazers during fourth period yesterday, May 27.

Bus driver stabbed at Metro station

By Shannon Egan | May 17, 2004, midnight | In Print »

A Ride On bus driver was stabbed at the Shady Grove Metro station on Sunday, May 9, highlighting the need for more security measures.

Ledo's Pizza to sponsor after-prom fundraiser on May 18

By Shannon Egan | May 17, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The Ledo's Pizza at the intersection of New Hampshire Ave and Randolph Road will be hosting an after-prom fundraiser on May 18. Ten percent of all sales between 5:00 p.m and 10:00 p.m. will go to support Blair's after-prom.

InToneNation to hold spring concert on May 14

By Shannon Egan | May 13, 2004, midnight | In Print »

InToneNation, Blair's a cappella group, will hold their spring concert on Friday May 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the SAC.

Baja Fresh to host after-prom fundraiser

By Shannon Egan | May 11, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Baja Fresh will be collaborating with Blair's after-prom committee on May 12 and May 20 between 11:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. to raise money for Blair's after-prom celebration. Fifteen percent of sales will go to support after-prom.

Nothing mean to say about Mean Girls

By Shannon Egan | May 9, 2004, midnight | In Print »

They dis you behind your back, trick you into trash-talking a friend on 3-way call and convince your crush that you're a stalker, and they're supposed to be your friends. Every high school has them, the

Last school day for students returns to June 15

By Shannon Egan | April 23, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The last day of school for Montgomery County students is once again June 15 after the state granted a waiver excusing the two emergency days caused by Hurricane Isabel in Sept. Students are advised to follow the exam schedule originally printed in the student planbook.

Bomb threat causes evacuation of Prince George's County schools

By Shannon Egan | April 21, 2004, midnight | In Print »

A bomb threat prompted the evacuation of all Prince George's County public schools on the afternoon of April 20.

AP exams to be held at Columbia Union College

By Shannon Egan | April 14, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The 2004 administration of the Advanced Placement tests will be held at Columbia Union College (CUC) due to an increase in the number of students being tested this year. Also, Blair will hold a mandatory pre-registration session for students signed up to take AP exams.

Sophomore chef featured in The Washington Post

By Shannon Egan | April 2, 2004, midnight | In Print »

A Blair student was featured in The Washington Post food section on March 31.

Blair baseball players in the press

By Shannon Egan | April 1, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Two members of Blair's varsity baseball team were mentioned in The Washington Post and The Gazette.

Two Loudoun County teens dead after car crash

By Shannon Egan | April 1, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Two Ashburn teenagers were killed on Saturday night when the 15-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle, and the two passengers were thrown out of the back of the pickup truck, according to the Associated Press.

Preliminary agreement made for raises to teachers

By Shannon Egan | March 27, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The Montgomery County school board announced it has come to a preliminary agreement that will increase teachers' and supporting service workers' current salaries by two percent for fiscal year 2005, according to The Gazette.

Blazers take National Assessment of Educational Progress test

By Shannon Egan | March 18, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) administered the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to 122 randomly selected upperclassmen on Thursday, March 18 to test their math and reading skills in order to gather information for the

The search for a perfect college is made easier by the Internet

By Shannon Egan | March 12, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Blazers interested in learning about colleges online can use the following websites to help their college search run smoothly.

Summer Delights to hold after-prom fundraiser Saturday night

By Shannon Egan | March 11, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Summer Delights ice cream store, located in Takoma Park, will be collaborating with Blair's PTSA on Saturday March 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. to raise money for Blair's after-prom celebration. Thirty percent of all ice cream sales will go to support after-prom.

STD infection rates connected to ignorance in American youth

By Shannon Egan | March 9, 2004, midnight | In Print »

According to several reports, 50 percent of young Americans will get a sexually transmitted disease by age 25, possibly because they are ignorant about using protection or too embarrassed to ask for it, according to the Washington Post.

BOE candidate Valerie Ervin to visit Mayorga

By Shannon Egan | Feb. 23, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Former Blair PTSA president Valerie Ervin, now running for the Board of Education, will appear at Mayorga Coffee Factory on Feb 25 between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Middle school student returns to school after sharing his ‘kill list'

By Shannon Egan | Feb. 19, 2004, midnight | In Print »

A Montgomery Village Middle School student returned to class on Feb 2 after being accused of making threats to kill two teachers and a student.

Amnesty International sponsors teach-in on sex slavery

By Shannon Egan | Feb. 16, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Amnesty International will be holding a teach-in on Feb 25 to educate Blazers about sex slavery. Expert sex-trafficking activist and Emmy award-winning journalist Ruchira Gupta will be speaking.

Regular registration for AP exams ends Feb 20

By Shannon Egan | Feb. 10, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Registration for the Advanced Placement exams will take place from Feb 9 through Feb 20. Students should receive registration forms in their AP classes and they are also available in the Career Center. Forms can be returned to Ms. Gates in the counseling center.

Holes finds its place among Sachar's best

By Shannon Egan | Jan. 19, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Welcome to Camp Green Lake where, ironically enough, there is neither a lake nor anything green in the vicinity. Camp Green Lake is the strictest youth correctional facility in the state of Texas, where boys spend all day

Britney Spears is In The Zone

By Shannon Egan | Jan. 13, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Britney Spears' new CD, In the Zone, exemplifies how much one singer can change in the period of five years. On her latest album she tones up the provocative side, while her songs remain borderline pop and R & B. On her newest CD Spears belts out a few more catchy tunes to clever beats, making her just as sexy and attractive as usual, but this time her music keeps up with her body image.

NBC's family drama captures American Dreams

By Shannon Egan | Dec. 10, 2003, midnight | In Print »

While most shows on primetime television are overly dramatic cop shows or laugh-track-ridden sitcoms, the NBC family drama American Dreams provides historically realistic conflicts, tear-jerking moments, and a medium for pop culture. These three elements combine to produce an enjoyable show for people of all ages.

Amnesty International fights for human rights

By Shannon Egan | Dec. 8, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The main purpose of Amnesty International is to help educate students and promote awareness about human rights violations all over the world. Blair's chapter of Amnesty International is part of the worldwide organization.

Blazers share Thanksgiving fare

By Shannon Egan Emma Norvell | Nov. 26, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Here are some recipes that will help make your Thanksgiving this year especially yummy!

Distler, James

By Shannon Egan | Nov. 4, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Technology and engineering teacher James Distler feels that working with high school students has increased his understanding and tolerance for teenagers, which has helped him successfully raise five of his own.

God of Beer is compelling and freakishly realistic

By Shannon Egan | Nov. 4, 2003, midnight | In Print »

”High school kids in Salmon Falls are much the same as high school students anywhere: always restless, often bored. In the far reaches of northeastern Vermont, in the dead of winter, even being young can start to get old. But when Kyle and a handful of his friends decide to make life more interesting by rebelling against the status quo, they soon discover how life can become almost too interesting to bear."

Annual powderpuff football game postponed again

By Shannon Egan | Oct. 22, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The annual powderpuff football game scheduled for Friday, October 31 has been postponed until a later date due to a scheduling conflict.

Unemployment rates high

By Shannon Egan | Oct. 10, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Amanda Bynes shines in What a Girl Wants

By Shannon Egan | Aug. 14, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Amanda Bynes shines in What a Girl Wants, making the film a fun and entertaining experience for all, despite its highly-predictable plot.



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Photo: y and g prex of senate and gov

By Shannon Egan | April 26, 2005, midnight

President of the Senate Mike Miller and Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich, Jr. speak in the senate quarters to the youth senators in Youth and Government

Photo: y and g maggy

By Shannon Egan | April 26, 2005, midnight

Senior Maggy Acosta debates in the senate on the Youth and Government's annual 3 day trip to Annapolis for mock legislature.

Photo: y and g phuson

By Shannon Egan | April 26, 2005, midnight

Youth and Government delegates Marcie Wells and Blair senior Phuson Hulamm speak in the Senate debating their bill legalizing euthanasia in the state of Maryland.

Photo: Y and G breakfast

By Shannon Egan | April 26, 2005, midnight

Seniors Austin Grasty, Jon Carney, Martin Gilbert, Dan Greene, Russel Foreman and Phuson Hulamm eat breakfast outside a coffee shop in Annapolis.

Photo: y and g buch

By Shannon Egan | April 25, 2005, midnight

Youth Governor Karima Tawfik and Youth Speaker of the House Nick Tucker, both Blair students, speak with Speaker of the House Michael Busch, while Youth Lt. Governor Colleen Considine and President of the Senate Brent Follin look on.

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By Shannon Egan | April 25, 2005, midnight

Junior Elizabeth Packer and senior Rachel Feely-Kohl pose in front of the statehouse in Annapolis during the Youth and Government trip.

Photo: Court House - AMC Movie Theater

By Shannon Egan | Feb. 22, 2005, midnight