Molly Ellison


Name: Molly Ellison
Position: Online Photo Editor
Graduation Year: 2012
Here's a song to describe myself: Never Say Never



Images (331)


Photo: Simple Dreadlocks

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 8, 2012, midnight

Sophomore Ismail Lapp-Kamara completes his look with a cool hat.

Photo: Devynck

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 30, 2012, midnight

Junior goalie Michel Devynck played a stellar game against Poolesville.

Photo: Narcisse

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 7, 2012, midnight

Senior Rick Narcisse is fouled on a shot attempt. Blair fell to 3-5 on the season with Friday's loss to Sherwood.

Photo: Remy

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 7, 2012, midnight

Senior Theo Remy drives as coach Pigrom watches from the sidelines.

Photo: ride on buses

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 4, 2012, midnight

A Ride On bus prepares to turn at the intersection of Fenton Street and Colesville Road in downtown Silver Spring. The new Montgomery County transit system may offer a convenient alternative to Ride On buses.

Photo: Alumni Panel

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 24, 2011, midnight

Recent Blair alumni speak about their college experiences to a group of students in the auditorium during lunch Thursday.

Photo: Ride On Bus

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 22, 2011, midnight

A Ride On bus prepares to turn at the intersection of Fenton Street and Colesville Road in downtown Silver Spring. The new Montgomery County transit system may offer a convenient alternative to Ride On buses.

Photo: Alumni

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 22, 2011, midnight

Recent Blair alumni speak about their college experiences to a group of students in the auditorium during lunch Thursday.

Photo: Band

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 22, 2011, midnight

The Blair Instrumental Music Program has a chance to win up to $10,000.

Photo: Gabrielle Smith

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 19, 2011, midnight

Senior Gabrielle Smith in a game last December, two weeks before a concusion sidelined her for the year.

Photo: Northwood High

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 7, 2011, midnight

A senior Blazer was stabbed at Northwood on Tuesday night while trying to break up an argument.

Photo: Knee socks

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 2, 2011, midnight

Knee-high socks add a unique touch to one of winter's best basics, leather boots.

Photo: Infinity scarf

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 2, 2011, midnight

Junior Gabriela Cruz accessorizes with one Blair's biggest trends, a cute, but comfortable, circle scarf.

Photo: Road

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 25, 2011, midnight

Photo: Falls in Sligo Creek

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 25, 2011, midnight

Photo: The Three Musketeers

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 21, 2011, midnight

A hand-painted sign sits in front of Blair at the intersection of University Boulevard and Colesville Road advertising the MBHS fall play, The Three Musketeers. The show opens November 4 and runs through November 11.

Photo: Lopez

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 21, 2011, midnight

In early September, senior forward Johanna Lopez committed to Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Photo: SGA fall activities

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 16, 2011, midnight

Members of Blair's Student Government Association (SGA) work on a poster for the upcoming freshman elections.

Photo: Toms

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 15, 2011, midnight

Classic Toms, such as these, are a comfortable staple of Blazers' fall wardrobes.

Photo: Tribal Prints

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 15, 2011, midnight

Blair student Taylor Smith mixes stripes with a fun fall trend, tribal print.

Photo: Blood Drive Sign-Up

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 12, 2011, midnight

Senior Genesis Nunez signs up to participate in Blair's Fall blood drive during 6th period lunch. The biannual event is being hosted by the Student Government Association (SGA) and will take place September 20th.

Photo: New Year, New Schedules

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 1, 2011, midnight

Students stand outside of the counseling office Wednesday during 6th period lunch, waiting to meet with their counselors to discuss schedule changes. The Blair 2011-2012 school year started this week, and with a new school year comes new classes.

Photo: SilverDocs 2011

By Molly Ellison | June 24, 2011, midnight

Eager film fans wait in the stand-by lines for tickets to one of the several movies screening at the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring on Friday night. The showings are a part of the 9th annual AFI Silver/Discovery Channel SilverDocs Documentary Film Festival that will run through Sunday, June 26th. The festival attracts filmmakers and industry professionals from all over the world and many Blair students attend or volunteer at the event.

Photo: Boyd

By Molly Ellison | June 10, 2011, midnight

Justin Boyd, who has been a musician since the age of eight, plays a piece on the piano and creates a change of pace for the show.

Photo: JR

By Molly Ellison | June 10, 2011, midnight

Junior John Rose, better known as JR, raps an original song that raises awareness about the serious issue of bullying.

Photo: Tchoukoua

By Molly Ellison | June 10, 2011, midnight

Blair Junior Audrey Tchoukoua sings the opera classic, Ave Maria.

Photo: Strautmatis

By Molly Ellison | June 10, 2011, midnight

Junior Michael Strautmatis performs a cover of John Mayer's song Clarity, even including an intricate guitar solo.

Photo: Morrobel

By Molly Ellison | June 10, 2011, midnight

Graduating Senior Amaris Morrobel sings a cover of a Shakira song, even being able to hit some of Shakira's difficult notes.

Photo: Emcee

By Molly Ellison | June 10, 2011, midnight

In-between acts, the nights Emcee's joke with each other and the audience on stage.

Photo: Silvestre

By Molly Ellison | June 10, 2011, midnight

Graduating Senior Rowela Silvestre plays guitar and sings to the night's crowd.

Photo: African Dance Troupe

By Molly Ellison | June 10, 2011, midnight

Blair's high energy African Dance Troupe make a dramatic entrance and perform an upbeat routine onstage.

Photo: Twins

By Molly Ellison | June 10, 2011, midnight

Graduating Seniors Jeanne and Lauren Jarvis-Gibson perform an original medley of ten songs, ranging from the summer favorite "I'm Your's" to new hit, "The Lazy Song."

Photo: Jacksons

By Molly Ellison | June 9, 2011, midnight

Fraternal twins Adrienne and Zoe Jackson are looking at very different colleges, mainly because their interests are so contrasting.

Photo: Basball

By Molly Ellison | June 7, 2011, midnight

Senior co-captain Pierce Marston is a reliable pitcher for Blair baseball.

Photo: Blair's Got Tal

By Molly Ellison | June 3, 2011, midnight

Attendees file into the auditorium right before Blair's Got Talent begins. The 2nd annual event was held Friday night at Blair and was a schoolwide talent show, boasting a variety of performers.

Photo: HSA's

By Molly Ellison | May 17, 2011, midnight

Students congregate in the Student Activities Center (SAC) around 10:30 am Tuesday morning as they wait for the bell to ring for the first class of the day. Due to High School Assessments (HSA), students who don't have an HSA don't have to show up at school until the beggining of 5th period through Thursday of this week.

Photo: Holmes

By Molly Ellison | May 14, 2011, midnight

Sophomore wing attack Caren Holmes follows up after a draw. The girls' lacrosse season came to an end after Thursday night's loss.

Photo: Lewando

By Molly Ellison | May 14, 2011, midnight

Junior defense Julia Lewando cradles the ball past a Wootton player. Lewando scored three of Blair's nine goals.

Photo: Shapiro

By Molly Ellison | May 14, 2011, midnight

Senior attack Lyla Shapiro shoots against the Patriot defense. Blair lost 20-9 against Wootton.

Photo: Lemon Pansy

By Molly Ellison | May 9, 2011, midnight

An aerial view of a Lemon Pansy butterfly gives a unique view of its owl-esque wings.

Photo: Monarch and the Queen

By Molly Ellison | May 9, 2011, midnight

A Monarch butterfly and a Queen butterfly fly harmoniously.

Photo: Greenhouse

By Molly Ellison | May 9, 2011, midnight

The greenhouse where the butterfly's are held sits tucked away in the vast Brookside Gardens of Wheaton.

Photo: Atas Moths

By Molly Ellison | May 9, 2011, midnight

Large Atlas Moths perch on the side of a tree.

Photo: Atala

By Molly Ellison | May 9, 2011, midnight

A smaller Atala butterfly sits on a leaf.

Photo: Great Mormon (Female)

By Molly Ellison | May 9, 2011, midnight

A female member of the Great Mormon species sits delicately on the windowsill of the greenhouse.

Photo: Perch

By Molly Ellison | May 9, 2011, midnight

A butterfly rests on the edge of leaf, preparing to take flight.

Photo: Buckeye

By Molly Ellison | May 9, 2011, midnight

A member of the Buckeye Butterfly species perches on a leaf.

Photo: Great Mormon (Male)

By Molly Ellison | May 9, 2011, midnight

A male Great Mormon butterfly flutters through the flowers of the greenhouse.

Photo: Fruit

By Molly Ellison | May 9, 2011, midnight

Butterfly's eat various fruits set out on a plate for them.

Photo: Mustard Seed Thrift Store

By Molly Ellison | May 8, 2011, midnight

Boutique second-hand store, Mustard Seed, is located on Wisconsin Avenue, just a block from the Bethesda Metro.

Photo: Value Village

By Molly Ellison | May 8, 2011, midnight

Value Village, located on University Boulevard in Hyattsville, sells a wide range of goods and even displays some outside.

Photo: Robert Huang

By Molly Ellison | May 7, 2011, midnight

Senior Robert Huang sets the ball for a teammate.

Photo: Claire Ettinger

By Molly Ellison | May 6, 2011, midnight

Ettinger, pictured here treating a baseball player with an ice pack, acts as the team trainer at an array of school sports games by helping athletes with medical issues when needed.

Photo: Capstone

By Molly Ellison | May 5, 2011, midnight

Today seniors displayed their Capstone projects, which are final presentations relating to their experience in the Academies at Blair. Here, senior Emily Haislip displays her project, which is based on her art school portfolio.

Photo: Huang

By Molly Ellison | May 4, 2011, midnight

Sophomore Ricci Huang prepares to hit the ball.

Photo: Zhang

By Molly Ellison | May 3, 2011, midnight

Senior Michael Zhang and sophomore Tony Liang prevent a Churchill kill.

Photo: Science Field Trip

By Molly Ellison | April 28, 2011, midnight

AP Physics and Marine Biology students sit in the courtyard with science equipment after returning from a field trip to the Anacostia river. Some Spanish language students also went on a field trip Thursday.

Photo: Shazam

By Molly Ellison | April 20, 2011, midnight

Just for fun, a tiny "shazam" is spray painted onto a stop sign, creating the obscure phrase "Stop Shazam."

Photo: Back Tag

By Molly Ellison | April 20, 2011, midnight

An unidentifiable tag throws the viewer off because it is placed on the back of a sign, instead of the front.

Photo: Speed Hump

By Molly Ellison | April 20, 2011, midnight

The remnants of a once red graffiti mark are still slightly visible on this yellow "Speed Hump" sign.

Photo: Stop Bush

By Molly Ellison | April 20, 2011, midnight

The word "Bush!" is vandalized on a stop sign, creating the phrase "Stop Bush!" and making a reference to former US president George W. Bush.

Photo: Squirrel Crossing

By Molly Ellison | April 20, 2011, midnight

As a joke, residents put up a "Squirrel Crossing" sign in their yard.

Photo: Crime Watch

By Molly Ellison | April 20, 2011, midnight

A sticker featuring a mysterious face decorates a "Neighborhood Crime Watch" sign.

Photo: Do not enter War

By Molly Ellison | April 20, 2011, midnight

Making a political statement, a "war" sticker is placed after the words "Do Not Enter, One Way," on a sign off of Carroll Avenue.

Photo: Dancers

By Molly Ellison | April 14, 2011, midnight

Members of the drum and perform a Japanese dance in traditional clothing.

Photo: Lucas Babinec

By Molly Ellison | April 14, 2011, midnight

Senior Lucas Babinec eyes the ball, waiting for the perfect moment to sprint towards the next base.

Photo: Atticus Shaffer

By Molly Ellison | April 14, 2011, midnight

Atticus Shaffer from the ABC show, The Middle, waves to patrons. Shaffer was the Grand Marshall for this year's parade.

Photo: Dragon

By Molly Ellison | April 14, 2011, midnight

Performers with the Okinawa America Ryukyu Culture Association, dressed in an intricate dragon costume, take a break from the parade.

Photo: Drummers

By Molly Ellison | April 14, 2011, midnight

Drummers from Tamagawa University accompany their school's dancers.

Photo: Marine Corps

By Molly Ellison | April 14, 2011, midnight

Tuba players in the United States Marine Corps marching band play a patriotic song. The band was one of the many military groups to take part in the festivities.

Photo: National Park Service

By Molly Ellison | April 14, 2011, midnight

Members of the National Park Service's Cherry Tree Maintenance Team wave to the crowd along with their mascot, a beaver.

Photo: Cherry Blossom's

By Molly Ellison | April 14, 2011, midnight

This year's Cherry Blossom Queen's were some of the many beauty queen's to be featured in the parade.

Photo: Balloons

By Molly Ellison | April 14, 2011, midnight

Giant balloons resembling Japanese lanterns float down the parade route.

Photo: Library

By Molly Ellison | April 13, 2011, midnight

The library, which is facing staff reductions for next year, sits open to students and teachers for use during the school day.

Photo: Voter Registration

By Molly Ellison | April 12, 2011, midnight

A table is set up outside of the library Tuesday during lunch for eligible students to register to vote in any upcoming political elections. In order to be eligible, students have to be eighteen years old by November 6th of this year.

Photo: Report Cards

By Molly Ellison | April 8, 2011, midnight

In a homeroom class, report cards sit on a table waiting to be claimed by students. Blazers got their third quarter report cards back Thursday and the fourth, and final, marking period of the school year began last week.

Photo: Pit

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight

Blair's pit orchestra warms up before performing a piece of music from the show.

Photo: 3596

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight

Members of the ensemble perform in-sync during the overture.

Photo: Nathan and Adelaide

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight

Senior Bill Griffis plays Nathan Detroit, the head of a gambling fraternity, and his longtime girlfriend Miss Adelaide, a dancer at the Hot Box club, discuss the state of their relationship in Act I of the show.

Photo: Underpass

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight

Cast members sneak through a backstage underpass, which connects the two sides of the stage so actors can enter and exit from either side without disturbing anyone.

Photo: Pose

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight

Members of the ensemble end a big dance number with a dramatic pose.

Photo: Nicely-Nicely and Benny

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight

Senior Tyler Fultz and Junior Audrey Tchoukoua play Nicely-Nicely Johnson and Benny Southstreet, both friends of Nathan Detroit.

Photo: Costumes

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight

Extra costumes hang in a dressing room backstage and include everything from modest dresses to sequined show stoppers.

Photo: Wurzbacher

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight

The Hot Box nightclub's emcee, played by senior Alec Wurzbacher, introduces a dance act.

Photo: Save-A-Soul

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight

Sergeant Sarah Brown, played by senior Katerina Klavon, leads the Save-A-Soul Mission group in recruiting sinners amidst the busy streets of New York.

Photo: Sarah and Sky

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight

Sky Masterson, right, played by freshman Langston Cotman, attempts to woo Sergeant Sarah Brown in order to beat Nathan Detroit in a bet.

Photo: Leap

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight

Senior Clara Kelly, a member of the shows ensemble, leaps through the aid during a dance number.

Photo: Stage Crew

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight

Members of Blair's stage crew practice pulling up the curtains during a run-through of the show.

Photo: Make-Up

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight

Female cast members do hair and make-up before the show.

Photo: Set

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight

Sophomore William Cai sets the ball for sophomore Tony Liang.

Photo: Huang

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight

Senior Robert Huang attempts to send the ball over two Sherwood defenders.

Photo: English class

By Molly Ellison | April 4, 2011, midnight

If you're a Blazer who relies on make-up assignments to raise your grade, it's important to establish a good relationship with your teachers so that they're more accepting of your late work come end-of-quarter time.

Photo: Marston: Athlete of the Week

By Molly Ellison | April 2, 2011, midnight

Peirce Marston, a reliable pitcher for Blair's varsity baseball team, prepares to pitch during the second game of the season.

Photo: Guys & Dolls

By Molly Ellison | March 31, 2011, midnight

Members of the Guys & Dolls cast and crew set up the stage for Thursday's dress rehearsal. The musical premiers Friday night and goes through April 9th.

Photo: Buchholz

By Molly Ellison | March 26, 2011, midnight

Senior Ben Buchholz hinders Clarksburg with his effective fielding during Friday's game.

Photo: Pitch

By Molly Ellison | March 26, 2011, midnight

Senior Peirce Marston overpowers the Coyotes with his efficient pitching during Friday's game.

Photo: Blood Drive

By Molly Ellison | March 24, 2011, midnight

Junior Christian Peña rests after giving blood thursday afternoon. Twice a year Blair's Student Government Association (SGA) holds a school wide blood drive in which students sixteen or older are allowed to participate.

Photo: Mr. Clark

By Molly Ellison | March 23, 2011, midnight

The concert orchestra and symphonic orchestra both received superior marks at the District 2 Orchestra Festival. Here, concert orchestra teacher Daryl Clark conducts the symphonic band.

Photo: Durban

By Molly Ellison | March 22, 2011, midnight

Senior goalie Kit Durban made a few nice saves on Monday night, but ultimately, Blair's lack of depth led to 13 Whitman goals.

Photo: Gonzalez

By Molly Ellison | March 22, 2011, midnight

Senior D-Pole Carlos Gonzalez played well despite his team's 13-3 loss.

Photo: National Cathedral

By Molly Ellison | March 18, 2011, midnight

The site of the distinctive gargoyles is none other than the National Cathedral. Construction for the building started in 1907 and continued until the late 1960's, this gave over sixty years for stone masons to put in exhaustive, detailed work on the hundreds of gargoyles located all around the Cathedral's exterior.

Photo: Litteri

By Molly Ellison | March 18, 2011, midnight

A. Litteri, Incorporated is an Italian wholesale market located in near Gallaudet University in DC. The area the shop is located in is a maze of warehouses and parking lots filled with vans and trucks, resembling an industrial park in Newark more than the Nation's Capitol.

Photo: Plantation House

By Molly Ellison | March 18, 2011, midnight

Though rundown, this house has historic value because it was built before the city of Washington even existed. Located down the street from Eastern Market in Southeast DC, the house was once sat on a plantation and was visited by George Washington.

Photo: Boathouse

By Molly Ellison | March 18, 2011, midnight

The Georgetown Waterfront has several big boathouses, including Potomac Boat Club and Thompson's Boat Club, but none are quite like the quaint Jack's Boathouse. Nestled in between trees and down a quiet road right on the shore of the Potomac River, Jack's rents canoes and kayak's.

Photo: Puck

By Molly Ellison | March 18, 2011, midnight

Depicting one of the most beloved Shakespeare characters of all time, this statue of Puck from "A Midsummer Night's Dream", sits on the grounds of the Folger Shakespeare Library and faces the Library of Congress.

Photo: Lincoln

By Molly Ellison | March 18, 2011, midnight

Reflecting a darker time in American History, this is the building in which President Lincoln was embalmed after being assassinated. The building, located on Capitol Hill, now houses the Folger Shakespeare Library's offices.

Photo: The Beatle's Warehouse

By Molly Ellison | March 18, 2011, midnight

This run down warehouse right next to the New York Avenue Metro Station is the site of the Beatle's first concert ever in the United States. Before the Beatle's came to town, the building was a minor league hockey arena. Now, the building sits covered in graffiti and is used as a parking garage.

Photo: Smokestacks

By Molly Ellison | March 18, 2011, midnight

Surrounded by trees and only a short walk from the columns, visitors to the arboretum can peer through branches and see smokestacks off in the city. The arboretum is located on a hilltop in the Northeast quadrant of DC and has nearly 450 acres filled with trees, gardens, and roads.

Photo: Gargoyles

By Molly Ellison | March 18, 2011, midnight

These gargoyles, sculpted to look like frogs and other bizarre creatures, sit atop a very famous building located on Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest DC.

Photo: Columns

By Molly Ellison | March 18, 2011, midnight

Columns formerly located on the East Portico of the National Capitol Building sit on a hilltop at the unusually located US National Arboretum. The columns have been at the Arboretum since the 1980's and are an obscure, lesser known DC attraction.

Photo: Lincoln's Cottage

By Molly Ellison | March 18, 2011, midnight

Located on the grounds of the Old Soldier's Home in a residential area of the city, Lincoln's Cottage sits open to visitors. Lincoln lived in the cottage off and on throughout the Civil War and the building was opened to the public only three years ago.

Photo: St. Patrick's Day

By Molly Ellison | March 17, 2011, midnight

Juniors Julia Lewando, Hannah Jo Mounty Weinstock, and Edie Hopkins wear green in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Many Blazers showed their Irish pride Thursday by wearing green attire, ranging from festive shoes, to pants, to jewelry.

Photo: Silver Quill screen printing

By Molly Ellison | March 7, 2011, midnight

An event attendee screen-print her own t-shirt, which features the title of this year's SilverQuill literary arts magazine. Other hands-on demonstrations were at the fundraiser, including beading and paper making.

Photo: Silver Quill trio

By Molly Ellison | March 7, 2011, midnight

(From left) Seniors Jeanne Jarvis-Gibson, Malaika Newman and Lauren Jarvis-Gibson perform a cover of Colbie Caillat and Taylor Swift's song Breathe. Other performers included everything from alternative rock, to jazz, to celtic folk music.

Photo: Lacrosse Tryouts

By Molly Ellison | March 1, 2011, midnight

Freshman Amalia Perez plays with a lacrosse stick during lunch. Many students were carrying around lacrosse sticks, baseball gear, and other sports equipment throughout the day because spring sports tryouts started this afternoon.

Photo: Semi Conductor

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 22, 2011, midnight

An engineer from the Semiconductor Industry Association describes how her technology works to patrons.

Photo: Catapult

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 22, 2011, midnight

A giant catapult sits on a table, waiting to be tested. Patrons at the event were allowed to make smaller versions of the machine to use and take home.

Photo: Soil Tester

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 22, 2011, midnight

An engineer volunteering for the day explains how to a group how a soil quality tester works.

Photo: Robot

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 22, 2011, midnight

A close look at a hand-built robot reveals the inner workings of the machine. The robot was built by a youth robotics team and sponsored by NASA.

Photo: Hands On Building

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 22, 2011, midnight

Swarms of children and parents sit on the floor of the main hall of the museum and build structures out of newspaper, cardboard, and tape.

Photo: Tsunami Simulator

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 22, 2011, midnight

A Tsunami Wave Tank, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, simulates the effects of a Tsunami. The exhibit was staffed by students from Howard University and the machine drew large crowds.

Photo: Building Museum

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 22, 2011, midnight

Patrons file in and out of the National Building Museum, located on F Street near downtown DC.

Photo: Pop

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 22, 2011, midnight

Event goers attempt to catch popcorn with nets at an exciting, but messy, popcorn display.

Photo: Main Hall

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 22, 2011, midnight

The main hall of the National Building Museum is packed with children as their parents as they make their way through the various booths at the event.

Photo: PBS

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 22, 2011, midnight

A young patron excitedly prepares to launch items in her catapult across the table at an exhibit sponsored by PBS Kids.

Photo: Slime

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 22, 2011, midnight

A volunteer hands out a bag of slime to a group of young museum goers. The slime was a fun addition to the event.

Photo: Scheduling

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 17, 2011, midnight

Junior Prusse Kakpovi fills out a scheduling form while waiting outside of her counselor's office. Students have been flooding the counselor's office in the past few weeks in order to meet the deadlines for turning in their schedules for next year.

Photo: Point

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 16, 2011, midnight

Sophomore Mimi Verdonk shoots a basket.

Photo: Adarkwa

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 16, 2011, midnight

Freshman Erica Adarkwa dribbles past a Jaguar defender.

Photo: Ninth Grade Academies

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 10, 2011, midnight

Ninth grade students fill the auditorium Thursday during 8th period for an assembly about selecting an academy.

Photo: Spring Sports

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 3, 2011, midnight

A student signs into the boys tennis informational meeting Thursday after school. Boy's tennis, as well as a number of other sports, have held pre-season information meetings and many more will follow as Spring sports season fast approaches.

Photo: Engine

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight

The different parts of a car engine are displayed for auto show goers to get a better idea of what the motors in their cars are made of.

Photo: Signs

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight

Clever novelty signs hang at the auto show's merchandise booth.

Photo: Under construction

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight

The site for the Takoma Park Public Works Building is mid-construction.

Photo: LI-ON Wave

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight

This bright green, LI-ION Wave vehicle is 100% electric and will be available to the public December of this year.

Photo: Chevy Electric

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight

American auto-maker Chevy displays its eco-friendly, electric vehicle, the 2011 Chevy Volt.

Photo: American Graffii

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight

A 1958 Chevy Impala pays tribute to the 1973 George Lucas film, American Graffiti.

Photo: Italian

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight

Italian carmaker Fiat shows off a colorful car that has a unique paint-job designed by an artist.

Photo: Auto Show

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight

Auto show goers get a close look at vehicles from an array of major car makers in the upstairs showroom. The Washington Auto Show takes up two huge showrooms at the downtown DC Convention Center where the event is held.

Photo: Fiat

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight

Fiat displays several wheel and hubcap designs at their modern booth in the auto shows upstairs showroom.

Photo: Cadillac Prototype

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight

A Cadillac protoype vehicle, which is not yet available to the public, sits in the upstairs showroom.

Photo: SLS

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight

The unconventional 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS impresses auto show goers, and will put a $183,000 dent in the pocket of anyone who decides to buy it.

Photo: OSU

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight

The Ohio State University's College of Engineering shows of one of its proudest creations, the world's fastest electric vehicle.

Photo: Back to the Future

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight

Serving as a tribute to the classic film, Back to the Future, this 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 sits on display in the downstairs showroom.

Photo: Spors Car

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight

This historic sports-car boasts an impressive maroon and silver striped paint-job. Sports-car's owned by area residents were submitted into the auto show in addition to the models displayed by car manufacturers.

Photo: Mustang

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight

The hood of this bright red 1965 Mustang is propped open to reveal the cars impressive engine.

Photo: Race Track

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight

A race track for remote controlled cars sits in the downstairs showroom for kids to play with.

Photo: Tesla Roadster

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight

This 2008 Tesla Roadster has a unique paint job that changes from blue to green to purple, depending on the angle one views it from. It is also one of the many electric cars on display at the auto show.

Photo: No School

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 28, 2011, midnight

Snow covers sidewalks and yards midday Thursday. Due to about five inches of snow that fell Wednesday night, students had the day off Thursday.

Photo: Shot

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 23, 2011, midnight

Junior guard Morgan Chase is airborn while shooting the ball.

Photo: Kalala

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 23, 2011, midnight

Junior forward Rose Kalala dribbles past Northwood defense.

Photo: Offense

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 23, 2011, midnight

The Lady Blazers watch as the ball nears the basket.

Photo: Guys and Dolls

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 20, 2011, midnight

Blair students practice a dance routine before auditioning for the Spring musical, Guys & Dolls. Auditions are being held throughout the next few days in the afternoon in both Blair's Theatre and the Chorus classroom.

Photo: Beakers

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 20, 2011, midnight

Beakers sit on the countertop of an AP Science classroom. AP Science classes will reap the benefits of the PTSA mini-grants and use the money for equipment.

Photo: Atrium

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 17, 2011, midnight

Visitors come and go throughout the entire main floor of the National Museum of the American Indian during the second day of the museum's Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration. The museum's event, called, "Sharing the Dream: A Multicultural Celebration of Love & Justice," hosted a variety of activities including arts and crafts, performances, and guest speakers.

Photo: Family Affair

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 17, 2011, midnight

Parents and their children participate in themed arts and crafts activities at the American Indian Museum's MLK celebration event.

Photo: The Steps of the Speech

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 17, 2011, midnight

Visitors flood the Lincoln Memorial and stand on the same steps that Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his infamous, "I Have A Dream," speech on.

Photo: Martha Redbone Trio

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 17, 2011, midnight

The three members of the Martha Redbone Trio perform on the main floor of the Museum. The pieces performed reflected the experiences of American Indians and infused strong lead vocals with modern twists, the electric guitar and piano.

Photo: Museum Tours

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 17, 2011, midnight

In order to get the full experience of the museum and festival events, visitors take a guided tour.

Photo: Red, Black, and Brown

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 17, 2011, midnight

Dr. Phoebe Farris, a member of the Powhatan/Renape tribes, gives a talk on the work of various mixed American Indian, African American, and Latin American artists.

Photo: Last Minute Re-Takes

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 13, 2011, midnight

Social Studies students retake quizzes and tests Thursday during lunch. Many Blair students rushed to turn in final projects and take tests before the marking period ended.

Photo: The Grinch's Evil Lair

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 6, 2011, midnight

Some of the little un-colored ice in the exhibit depicts the Grinch's evil lair.

Photo: The End

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 6, 2011, midnight

A colorful wreath lets visitors know that the unique holiday event is over, and that the story of How the Grinch Stole Christmas has come to a close.

Photo: Train Track

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 6, 2011, midnight

A train track lined with bright pink lights swerves through colorful stacks of Who's presents.

Photo: Welcome Sign

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 6, 2011, midnight

As visitors enter the nine-degree chill they are greeted by a large sign sculpted in the unique style of Dr. Seuss.

Photo: Women's Advocacy

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 6, 2011, midnight

Members of Blair's Women's Advocacy Club will distribute petitions for Sara Kruzan and Sakineh Mohammad on Thursday and Friday. Here, the club watches a film about Kruzan.

Photo: The Ice Tunnel

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 6, 2011, midnight

A colorfully lit ice tunnel connects exhibition rooms, and leads the story of How the Grinch Stole Christmas to it's next chapter.

Photo: The Grinch and His Sleigh

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 6, 2011, midnight

The Grinch admires his sleigh, led by his dog Max, and prepares to pose as Saint Nick in order to make Christmas not come for the Who's of Whoville's.

Photo: Whoville

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 6, 2011, midnight

A tiny house in Whoville perches atop mounds of ice and snow in a nighttime scene, which includes a starry background and hanging snowflakes.

Photo: Crowds Through Ice

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 6, 2011, midnight

Crowds of ice show visitors in blue parkas walk through the exhibit.

Photo: Fireplace

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 6, 2011, midnight

The Grinch pops out of a fireplace in order to steal some Who's stockings in an effort to make their Christmas terrible.

Photo: The Who's of Whoville

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 6, 2011, midnight

The Who's of Whoville congregate on Christmas morning after the grinch has played his nasty trick on them, but the Grinch soon realizes that his idea had not worked at all. Christmas still came.

Photo: The Roastbeef Feast

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 6, 2011, midnight

The Grinch and all of Whoville sit down on Christmas day to have a festive Roast Beast Feast.

Photo: Jackson

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 5, 2011, midnight

Junior guard Adrienne Jackson dribbles past a Springbrook defender.

Photo: Lopez

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 5, 2011, midnight

Junior forward Johanna Lopez drives to the basket.

Photo: Thunder Grill

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 4, 2011, midnight

Restaurants in Union Station do their own holiday decorating, such as these colorful lights displayed in the Thunder Grill.

Photo: Shops

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 31, 2010, midnight

Festive decorations add holiday cheer to the shopping area of Union Station. The station holds an array of stores, selling everything from clothes to comics to books, and is a popular destination for both pre and post holiday shopping.

Photo: Upper Level

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 31, 2010, midnight

Ticket desks in the station are adorned by simple holiday decorations. Travelers can admire the festive atmosphere while eating in the food court below or wandering around the beautiful halls and train gates in the station.

Photo: Tree Lights

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 31, 2010, midnight

The Union Station Christmas Tree, donated by the Royal Norwegian Embassy and decorated with the flags of both Norway and the United States, sits in the stations main hall.

Photo: Union

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 31, 2010, midnight

Small boutique shops in a wing off the main hall of Union Station offer a huge selection of merchandise for holiday travelers to browse through.

Photo: Wreath

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 31, 2010, midnight

One of the many holiday wreaths in Union Station is displayed on a wall in the picturesque main hall.

Photo: Trains

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 31, 2010, midnight

A scenic model train display called "A Norwegian Christmas," sits in a wing off Union Station's main hall for visitors to watch as the train moves along its tracks.

Photo: Outside

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 31, 2010, midnight

Bright holiday wreaths decorate the three main arches on the front exterior of the historic Union Station building in the heart of DC.

Photo: Zoo Lights

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 26, 2010, midnight

A komodo dragon light display, situated in front of the Reptile House, turns its head.

Photo: Zoo Lights

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 26, 2010, midnight

Visitors can take a break from the animal displays at the Zoo by walking on a footpath lined with bright arches, trees, and snow.

Photo: Zoo Lights

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 26, 2010, midnight

A smaller tree tucked away near the Zoo's animal barn is illuminated by strings of both white and multicolored lights.

Photo: Zoo Lights

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 26, 2010, midnight

The facade of the Reptile House at the Zoo is eerily lit up by green spotlights and its doorway is framed by tiny, bright orange lights. Many of the animal houses, including the Small Mammals House, are open to visitors during the light display and offer refuge from the cold winter weather.

Photo: Zoo Lights

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 26, 2010, midnight

Pedestrians walk through light patterns projected on a brick path while making their way past a tree covered in green lights.

Photo: Zoo Lights

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 26, 2010, midnight

Visitors leave the Zoo lights display under a giant light banner and star patterns projected on a walkway by the Rock Creek Parkway entrance to the Zoo.

Photo: School Day Caroling

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 24, 2010, midnight

Blair's student acapella group, InToneNation, sings to students during a seventh period class. The group visited class rooms throughout the school day singing holiday songs such as "Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer" and "Santa Baby."

Photo: Sculpture Garden Ice Rink

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 20, 2010, midnight

Smithsonian's National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden in downtown DC has a popular ice rink perfect for ice skating during the winter months.

Photo: NHS Students tutor HSA prep

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 20, 2010, midnight

Scott tutors students in math. B_SMaRT will take place at Blair from June 18 through Aug. 10.

Photo: HSA Tutoring

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 20, 2010, midnight

Math Teacher Jacob Scott tutors students during lunch in preparation for the Maryland HSA's.

Photo: Roscoe's

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 18, 2010, midnight

Restaurants like Rosoce's Pizzeria have shown an interest in acquiring the new liquor license.

Photo: Winter Candy Gram

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 16, 2010, midnight

A student buys a holiday candy gram during lunch to send to a friend. As a fundraiser, Blair's National Honors Society is selling sweet treats that students can buy and send to friends in the school. All of the money raised will go to Habitat for Humanity.

Photo: Warm Up

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 9, 2010, midnight

Jazz Band students warm up with teacher Ms. Rogers minutes before going on stage. Thursday night members of all of Blair's Jazz Bands showcased their talents at their Winter Concert and performed in the school's auditorium for family and friends.

Photo: Posession

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 8, 2010, midnight

Lady Blazers fight for posession of the ball during their game against Clarksburg.

Photo: Smith

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 8, 2010, midnight

Junior Guard Gabrielle Smith dribbles up the court.

Photo: SGA boxes

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 29, 2010, midnight

SGA President Adam Biru organizes collection boxes for the food drive, which are put in every first period class.

Photo: Thanksgiving

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 26, 2010, midnight

On Thanksgiving, also the start of the holiday season, leaves cover the ground and bare trees show that winter is coming. Students have Thursday and Friday off for Thanksgiving break and are back at school on Monday the 29th.

Photo: HP!

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 18, 2010, midnight

A poster for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, is hung up outside of the Regal Majestic movie theatre in Downtown Silver Spring, where many Blazers will attend the movie's midnight premiere.

Photo: SGR

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 16, 2010, midnight

Senior Claire Douglas leads a discussion in a meeting for Students for Global Responsibilities (SGR). SGR is a student group that participates in various service projects throughout the community and is currently organizing their annual fundraiser, the SGR Spectacular.

Photo: Women's Advocacy Club

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 16, 2010, midnight

Different facts and statistics concerning domestic violence and sexual abuse are posted throughout a hallway in Blair. The posters were put up by Women's Advocacy Club in order to inform and raise awareness about certain issues in the community. This display of advocacy shows that there are a variety of ways to get your voice heard.

Photo: Peet Tutoring

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 16, 2010, midnight

Senior Tej Ganti, right, helps Senior Mercy Johnson, left, with a computer program during Peer Tutoring, held every lunch in the Media Center. At Peer Tutoring, students volunteer to help their fellow students with work they are having trouble with.

Photo: Kules

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 16, 2010, midnight

Freshman Genna Kules, far left, watches a performance during a meeting of the youth organization, City at Peace DC. Kules, as well as several other Blair students, are members of the organization, which promotes cultural understanding and non-violent conflict resolution through the performing arts.

Photo: SOME

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 16, 2010, midnight

Senior Laura Gagliardo works on contacting the organization So Others Might Eat (SOME), an organization that works in DC on improving the lives of the homeless and poor by feeding and clothing them, giving them medical attention, and offering job training and placement. For her Girl Scout Gold Award, Gagliardo is working with SOME to bring healthy snacks to school children in the city.

Photo: claire 1

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 16, 2010, midnight

Photo: Green Club

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 16, 2010, midnight

From right, Juniors Yisel Cintora-Vega and Tyler Maton, Senior Nissi Chilkamari, and Junior Edlawit Gebre, look over Blair's Eco-Report Card and Brainstorm ideas of how to make the school more eco-friendly. All four students are members of the school's Green Club, which works to improve the environment and promote eco-friendly activity in Blair.

Photo: Water

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 16, 2010, midnight

Sophomores Avi Li and Michael Morganstein set up the bake sale portion of their fundraiser concert Charity: Water, held November 12 at the Electric Maid in DC. Li, Morganstein, and a few of their classmates organized the concert and several student bands performed, including Midnight Sun, Bad Sauce, Door to the Sky, and Ladle Fight. All of the proceeds from the show went to the organization Charity:Water, which provides people living in underdeveloped countries with clean drinking water.

Photo: City at Peace

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 16, 2010, midnight

Sophomore Jordana Rubenstein-Edberg, center, stands with fellow members of City at Peace DC and listens to comments from others about her presentation.

Photo: Victory Towers

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 16, 2010, midnight

Sophomores Aaron Weckstein, left, and Elan Stern, center, play a card game with residents of the Victory Towers in Takoma Park at the weekly game night. Victory Towers is a senior citizens assisted living facility and holds a game night every Tuesday, which Weckstein and Stern try to volunteer at as much as possible.

Photo: Stewart

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 15, 2010, midnight

Junior Alex Stewart battles a Viking for the puck.

Photo: Styled Straight

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 13, 2010, midnight

Sophomore Sabine Lipten styles her hair straight with long bangs sweeping across, a simple but interesting look.

Photo: Dyed Halfway

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 13, 2010, midnight

Sophomore Eden Wondimu's long, straight hair is uniquely dyed: turning from dark brown to golden brown around her shoulders.

Photo: Spikey and Styled

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 13, 2010, midnight

Both Senior Angel Canales, left, and Senior Nathan Ipanang, right, prefer to wear their hair styled and spiked straight up. Ipanang claims it only takes him four or five minutes in the morning to style, while Canales prefers not to say.

Photo: Fiery Red

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 13, 2010, midnight

Freshman Liam Johnstone makes a statement with his short hair dyed fiery red.

Photo: Blondes

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 13, 2010, midnight

Senior Clara Kelly's short hair is dyed blonde from her original color, red, and Junior Lena Myerson's hair is dyed a blonde similar to Kelly's, even though she is naturally a brunette.

Photo: Changing Colors

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 13, 2010, midnight

Junior Israel Dempsey constantly changes her hair color and style, going from short to long or brown to blonde. Dempsey recently dyed the tips of her short, curly hair from blonde to bright red.

Photo: Ceramics Club

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 11, 2010, midnight

Senior Alec Wurzbacher works on a pottery piece on the wheel during Ceramics Club. The club meets every Thursday after school and is facilitated by ceramics teacher, Jonathan Verock. Members of the club can use their creativity to work on pieces by hand, throw on the wheel, or glaze finished works.

Photo: Rain

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 5, 2010, midnight

Cold, rainy weather keeps the courtyards nearly empty during lunch. The bad weather drew everyone inside and crowded the SAC and Blair Boulevard, where students hang out and eat during their lunch periods.

Photo: Team Room

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 2, 2010, midnight

Juniors Martekor Martey, Julia Lewando and Rachel Smith, of the girls' varsity soccer team, talk in the team room before practice. Due to budget cuts, the varsity team hasn't had new uniforms in five years.

Photo: Courts

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 2, 2010, midnight

Before this year's budget cuts, athletic funding payed for equipment such as nets, uniforms and game balls

Photo: Halloween Candy Grams

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 26, 2010, midnight

Junior Molly Flannagan buys a Halloween Candy Gram from sophomore Langston Taylor during lunch. The Halloween Candy Grams are a fundraiser for Blair Network Communications.

Photo: Wei

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 24, 2010, midnight

Junior Libby Wei passes the ball.

Photo: Lilley

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 24, 2010, midnight

Junior Nika Lilley hits past Northwest blockers.

Photo: Homecoming Tickets

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 21, 2010, midnight

Members of the SGA rush around the SGA room selling Homecoming Dance tickets to students waiting outside. Friday is the last day for students to buy tickets to the dance.

Photo: Skolnik

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 21, 2010, midnight

Sophomore Kathlyn Skolnik tries to keep the ball from landing on Blair's side of the court.

Photo: PSAT Test

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 12, 2010, midnight

A student scans lists posted along the walls of Blair Boulevard for her PSAT testing rooms after school Tuesday. The PSAT, which stands for the Practice SAT, will be held the morning of Wednesday, October 13th, for all Sophomores and Juniors.

Photo: Furlow

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 10, 2010, midnight

Furlow's speed, size and athleticism help him blow past defenders.

Photo: Crowded Caroll Avenue

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 9, 2010, midnight

Pedestrians crowd Carroll Avenue as they make their way between different craft and food stands. The festival stretched mostly along Carroll Avenue, tracing the Maryland/DC border.

Photo: Fire Department

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 9, 2010, midnight

A member of the Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department talks with a teenage festival goer. The local police station also had a stand at the festival, along with many other businesses and groups.

Photo: Unique Dog Collars

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 9, 2010, midnight

An array of unique items are sold at the Street Festival every year, such as these printed dog collars.

Photo: Jewelry Stand

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 9, 2010, midnight

Handmade, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and pendants are sold at a stand at the festival.

Photo: Yard Sale

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 9, 2010, midnight

A local church take advantage of the huge crowds, drawn by the Street Festival, to hold a Yard Sale. Many downtown Takoma Park stores followed suit, and set up stands on the sidewalk to draw in passerbys.

Photo: Play Time

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 9, 2010, midnight

Kids and their parents take a break from the festivities and play at a nearby park.

Photo: Quirky Tees

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 9, 2010, midnight

A brightly decorated stand sells a variety of clever shirts, expressing different social and political views.

Photo: Ice Cream Truck

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 9, 2010, midnight

A colorfully decorated ice cream truck sits on Carroll selling ice cream to the hot festival goers.

Photo: Cats and Dogs

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 9, 2010, midnight

Giant cats and dogs wander through the festival to cheer up, or scare away, young festival patrons.

Photo: Smoothie Stand

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 9, 2010, midnight

A young festival patron waits for a smoothie at one of the festival's many food stands. Other food served at the festival included falafel and funnel cake.

Photo: Performer

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 9, 2010, midnight

A street performer packs up after performing where the Street Festival and weekly Farmer's Market cross paths.

Photo: Set

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 7, 2010, midnight

Freshman Dominique Pope and Sophomore Jordan Schroeder jump to set the ball.

Photo: Kator

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 6, 2010, midnight

Junior Jamie Kator maneuvers around a Wootton defender.

Photo: Schneiderhan

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 6, 2010, midnight

Senior Willa Schneiderhan takes the ball away from a Patriot defender.

Photo: Whitney

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 5, 2010, midnight

Fourth singles sophomore Allison Whitney fought well and wore gloves to protect her fingers from the cold.

Photo: Hannah Ho

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 5, 2010, midnight

Senior co-captain and first doubles player Hannah Ho excelled with her teamwork and communication, which gave her team the win.

Photo: Desiree Aleibar

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 2, 2010, midnight

Freshman Desiree Aleibar was elected the class of 2014's president with 55 percent of the vote.

Photo: Election

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 30, 2010, midnight

SGA Members facilitate Freshman Elections in the library. Candidates made speeches Tuesday and students voted Wednesday and Thursday.

Photo: Orbes

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 28, 2010, midnight

Senior Santiago Orbes fights with Springbrook defenders for possession of the ball.

Photo: Demouy

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 28, 2010, midnight

Junior midfielder Alex Demouy battles with a Springbrook forward to keep the ball out of Blair territory.

Photo: Henkai

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 25, 2010, midnight

Senior co-captain Janet Henkai fights for possession.

Photo: McCarthy

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 25, 2010, midnight

Sophomore forward Zoe McCarthy takes a shot on goal.

Photo: Football Fridays

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 25, 2010, midnight

Students play football during the sunny weather Friday during lunch.

Photo: Luker

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 25, 2010, midnight

Junior defense Hadley Luker protects goal.

Photo: Kang

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 24, 2010, midnight

Sophomore Linda Kang passes the ball.

Photo: Skolnik

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 24, 2010, midnight

Sophomore Kathlyn Skolnik prepares for her jump serve.

Photo: Chem

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 24, 2010, midnight

Mr. Ekatomatis looks on at a student presentation during his AP Chemistry class. During his first year in the Blair Science Department, Mr. Ekatomatis is teaching Chemistry as well as Physics.

Photo: Stelzner

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 24, 2010, midnight

Jeremy Stelzner teaches a 12th grade Honors English class.

Photo: Wei

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 24, 2010, midnight

Junior Libby Wei digs the ball.

Photo: Ms. A-R

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 24, 2010, midnight

Ms. Abdul-Rahim, the newest addition to Blair's Music Department, video tapes a performance of her first year guitar class. In addition to teaching first and second year guitar students, Ms. Abdul-Rahim teaches Chorus.

Photo: Secretary

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 24, 2010, midnight

Ms. Biggs, the principal's new secretary, sorts papers after a meeting with Principal Williams.

Photo: Health

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 24, 2010, midnight

During her 1st period Health class, Ms. McAuliffe teaches a lesson to students. In addition to teaching Health classes, Ms. McAuliffe teaches Specialty PE.

Photo: Ann Choi

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 24, 2010, midnight

Senior co-captain Ann Choi wears her game face while preparing for the return.

Photo: Mr. Stelzner

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 24, 2010, midnight

In a 12th Grade English Class, Mr. Stelzner discusses work with a student. Mr. Stelzner teaches both Honors and Non-Honors 12th Grade English.

Photo: Biology

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 24, 2010, midnight

During her 1st period Honors Biology class Ms. Brown collects papers before going over the daily agenda.

Photo: History

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 24, 2010, midnight

Ms. Levesque, a new teacher in the ESOL Department, teaches her US History class.

Photo: English 12

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 23, 2010, midnight

The English department released a new 12th grade curriculum this year, which includes a unit for seniors to work on college essays in Honors English classes.

Photo: Folk Band

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

Folk band, the Honey Dewdrops, performs at the Seventh Heaven Stage. The band released their debut album in 2009 and recently released their second, These Old Roots.

Photo: Tennis vs. Wootton 1

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

Sophomore Janvi Raichura watches the ball as she prepares for a backhand hit.

Photo: Wood Sculptures

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

Many different crafts, jewelry, and pieces of art are for sale at the festival, including this wood sculpture by sculptor, Tom Yates.

Photo: Tennis vs. Wootton 2

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

Sophomore Allison Whitney paces herself in the longest match of the day.

Photo: Honors Jazz Ensemble

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 20, 2010, midnight

Members of the Honors Jazz Ensemble practice during the sixth period class.

Photo: Food

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 17, 2010, midnight

A cook at a food stand prepares a popular Folk Festival dish, Teriyaki chicken. The festival offers an array of foods, including crab cakes, pizza, and fried oreos.

Photo: Tye-Dye

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 17, 2010, midnight

Tie-Dye, a Takoma Park staple, is on sale in the craft section of the festival. The stand, Dyenosaur Tie Dye Company, based in Santa Cruz, California, sells t-shirts, dresses, blankets, and more.

Photo: Christylez Bacon

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 17, 2010, midnight

Southeast DC native and Grammy nominated musician, Christylez Bacon, performs a song at the festival. The guitar, human beat-box, and drums are just a few of the many instruments that Bacon plays.

Photo: Boy Scout

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 17, 2010, midnight

A young boy scout from Takoma Park's Den 33 helps a patron across a rope walk challenge. Every year as a fundraiser, the troop sells tickets that people can use for a variety of games.

Photo: Ladle Fight

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 17, 2010, midnight

Middle School band, Ladle Fight, plays an acoustic set at the Grassy Nook stage. The band just released their first album, and has played at the Folk Festival in year's past.

Photo: Dance Company

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 17, 2010, midnight

Somapa Thai Dance Company teaches a workshop open to all patrons of the Folk Festival at an indoor stage. The dance company also performed earlier in the day at the World Stage.

Photo: he Rock Creek Morris Women

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 17, 2010, midnight

The Rock Creek Morris Women, based in Washington, D.C., perform a traditional English dance in a crowd of people in front of Takoma Park Middle School. The school is where the festival takes place every year.

Photo: Merch

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 17, 2010, midnight

At the Grove Stage, festival-goers look through different CD's and merchandise from different bands. Performers at the festival rely on merchandise to make a profit, since they do not get paid for performing at the festival.

Photo: Sound Check

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 17, 2010, midnight

A sound man at the Grassy Nook stage adjusts sound levels before a performer plays, making sure that the sound quality is perfect for the performance.

Photo: Activity Fair

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 16, 2010, midnight

Blazers walk along Blair Boulevard during the activity fair Thursday. The event, which allows Blair groups and clubs to advertise and recruit new members, will be held Friday as well.

Photo: Football v Wheaton 2

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 15, 2010, midnight

Senior quarterback Elisee Francois scored three touchdowns against the Knights, leading Blair to their first victory of the season.

Photo: Football v Wheaton 1

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 15, 2010, midnight

Senior co-captain Caleb Furlow eludes a Wheaton defender during a 43-42 win on Wednesday night.

Photo: Annie Creamcheese Sale

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 12, 2010, midnight

A popular feature of Fashion's Night Out are the sales, like at Annie Creamcheese.

Photo: Official FNO Rickshaw

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 12, 2010, midnight

Taking a break from the busy sidewalks of Georgetown, shoppers take a free rickshaw ride, which were given with the receipt from a participating store.

Photo: Cirque du Soleil

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 12, 2010, midnight

Members of the famous acrobatic show, Cirque du Soleil, teach a dance to patrons at the Vitamin Water Zero party at Dean and Deluca. The troupe is in town to perform their newest show, Ovo.

Photo: M & Wisconsin

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 12, 2010, midnight

Cars pack the busy shopping area at the intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue.

Photo: Window Dancer

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 12, 2010, midnight

A professional hip-hop dancer performs in a display window at the popular M Street vintage boutique, Annie Creamcheese. Many other retailers used similar techniques, such as placing models in and around the store, to lure shoppers.

Photo: Running Lines

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 11, 2010, midnight

Freshman Nick Byron and senior Eli Okun run lines before auditions for the fall school play, Macbeth. The last day for auditions was Friday. Callbacks will be held Monday after school.

Photo: Tennis v Whitman 1

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 10, 2010, midnight

Junior Stella Bartholet fights to keep the games close in a difficult match.

Photo: Tennis v Whitman 2

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 10, 2010, midnight

Senior co-captain Hannah Ho played to the very end in a nerve-wracking tie-breaker set.

Photo: Temple

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 9, 2010, midnight

Temple Sinai, one of many Jewish Synagogues in the DC Area, held Rosh Hashanah services Thursday morning. MCPS students were given the day off due to Rosh Hashanah, which is the Jewish New Year's

Photo: Kids

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 7, 2010, midnight

Blair students and staff adjust to minor changes in the schedule.

Photo: Boys Soccer v Northwest

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 7, 2010, midnight

Sophomore Aron Coste battles with a Northwest player for possession of the ball.

Photo: Boys Soccer v Northwest 2

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 7, 2010, midnight

Junior co-captain Kevin Fallet attempts to get the ball out of the hands of a Jaguar and out of Blazer territory.

Photo: Football vs. Paint Branch 2

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 3, 2010, midnight

Senior Jonathan Aiken tries to bring down an opposing ballcarrier.

Photo: Football vs. Paint Branch

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 3, 2010, midnight

Senior co-captain Assani Mudimbi rushed for 115 yards, made six tackles and caught an interception in Friday night's loss to Paint Branch.

Photo: SAC

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 2, 2010, midnight

Students congregate by the SAC entrance and socialize, waiting for their buses to come so they can go home.

Photo: Buses

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 2, 2010, midnight

Buses sit row after row in the parking lot on the University side of Blair as students get on.

Photo: Paint

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 2, 2010, midnight

Seniors Jasmine Brantley and Victoria Luc, cheerleaders, paint signs outside of the SGA office Thursday. The signs advertise the opening football game on Friday, Blair will play Paint Branch at 6:30 PM.

Photo: Walking

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 2, 2010, midnight

Blair students who live close enough to school can walk home, and some go across the street to the popular hang out area, Four Corners.

Photo: Transition

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 2, 2010, midnight

Blazers make their way through the hallways after their last class of the day.

Photo: Lyla

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 31, 2010, midnight

Senior Lyla Shapiro makes a clean pass during a drill.

Photo: Boys1

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 31, 2010, midnight

Senior Andrew Lichter stands open for a pass during a drill.

Photo: Field Hockey

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 31, 2010, midnight

Senior Janet Henkai hits the ball to a team mate.

Photo: Passing

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 31, 2010, midnight

Sophomore Eloise Goldsmith follows the ball after passing to a team mate.

Photo: Goalie

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 31, 2010, midnight

Senior Kit Durban kicks the ball to a team mate during practice.

Photo: Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 29, 2010, midnight

Sitting at the top of the ferris wheel boasts an amazing view of the entire fair grounds, one can see from the animal barns all the way to the rides right below them.

Photo: Prizes

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 29, 2010, midnight

If a player is lucky enough to win one of the many different fair games, they can choose their prize from a huge selection of stuffed animals.

Photo: Swings

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 29, 2010, midnight

Putting a spin on the classic ferris wheel, fairgoers can ride in circles on swings, suspended high in the air. They just have to be careful not to lose their shoes.

Photo: Pirate Ship

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 27, 2010, midnight

The Pharaoh's Fury, one of the first rides patrons see as they enter the fair, swings passengers around in a boat shaped car.

Photo: Ring-A-Bottle

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 27, 2010, midnight

Ring-a-Bottle, a classic fair game, challenges players to throw small red rings onto the necks of glass soda bottles. The game is extremely challenging, but rewards include an array of stuffed animals

Photo: Fireball

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 27, 2010, midnight

Passengers are driven around in a circle, and are even completely upside down for a moment, on the FireBall, a popular fair ride.

Photo: Amazing Animals Alive!

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 27, 2010, midnight

Sitting at the top of the ferris wheel boasts an amazing view of the entire fair grounds, one can see from the animal barns all the way to the rides right below them.

Photo: Fried Food

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 27, 2010, midnight

The agricultural fair boasts many different food stands, including The Fried Dough Shop, an ornate stand that sells funnel cakes and drinks.

Photo: Ring

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 24, 2010, midnight

Ring-a-Bottle, a classic fair game, challenges players to throw small red rings onto the necks of glass soda bottles. The game is extremely challenging, but rewards include an array of stuffed animals.

Photo: Animals

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 24, 2010, midnight

Patrons look at animals on display in one of the several barns that are in the livestock section of the fair.

Photo: Ride

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 24, 2010, midnight

The Pharaoh's Fury, one of the first rides patrons see as they enter the fair, swings passengers around in a boat shaped car.

Photo: Goat

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 24, 2010, midnight

Goats are one of the most popular animals on display at the agricultural fair, along with horses, pigs, and cows. Animals in the fair can be entered in various competitions and are given awards for many different things.

Photo: Snakes

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 24, 2010, midnight

If a player is lucky enough to win one of the many different fair games, they can choose their prize from a huge selection of stuffed animals.

Photo: On Top

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 24, 2010, midnight

Sitting at the top of the ferris wheel boasts an amazing view of the entire fair grounds, one can see from the animal barns all the way to the rides right below them

Photo: SWINGS

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 24, 2010, midnight

Putting a spin on the classic ferris wheel, fair-goers can ride in circles on swings, suspended high in the air. They just have to be careful not to lose their shoes.

Photo: First

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 24, 2010, midnight

The agricultural fair boasts many different food stands, including The Fried Dough Shop, an ornate stand that sells funnel cakes and drinks.

Photo: Upside Down

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 24, 2010, midnight

Passengers are driven around in a circle, and are even completely upside down for a moment, on the FireBall, a popular fair ride.

Photo: break

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 23, 2010, midnight

A water main break at Fenton and Thayer Avenues earlier this week in Silver Spring disrupted the evening commute through the busy intersection, even though it kept pedestrians cool in the heat.

Photo: Break

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 23, 2010, midnight

A water main break at Fenton and Thayer Avenues earlier this week in Silver Spring disrupted the evening commute through the busy intersection, even though it kept pedestrians cool in the heat.

Photo: Water Main Break

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 23, 2010, midnight

A water main break at Fenton and Thayer Avenues earlier this week in Silver Spring disrupted the evening commute through the busy intersection, even though it kept pedestrians cool in the heat.

Photo: Finals Week

By Molly Ellison | June 10, 2010, midnight

Students walk through the halls Thursday after finishing their 1st and 2nd period exams. This marked the beginning of final exams for students, and testing will continue through the middle of next week.

Photo: Senior Picnic

By Molly Ellison | June 3, 2010, midnight

Snows Cones were among the treats available during the Senior Barbecue Thursday. This was the last time the senior class was able to be together at the school before graduation, which will be held Friday at DAR Constitution Hall in DC.

Photo: Comedy Sketch Practice

By Molly Ellison | May 27, 2010, midnight

Sophomores Sebi Medina-Tayac, Yoshi Yui and Sterling Mulbry practice for the Comedy Sketch Club. The club's first performance is June 11 in the auditorium.

Photo: Last Day

By Molly Ellison | May 20, 2010, 10:49 p.m.

The Senior Courtyard and surrounding areas were empty during 5A lunch Thursday since the seniors' last full day of school was on Wednesday.