A sign welcomes gamers to Gamefest.
The DJ provided music and sound effects to accompany the live video game.
Level 3 of the real life video game featured purple hoops that contestants had to jump through.
Gamefest featured an area where attendees could be part of a video game.
A Final Fantasy cosplayer plays Sonic the Hedgehog.
These cosplayers came dressed as characters from Final Fantasy 4 and 10.
Gamefest provided tables to design video game characters with small colored paper pieces.
This Super NES was released in North America, Europe, Oceania and South America between 1990 and 1993.
This fourth generation (1985-89) console was originally released in Japan as the Mega Drive. It was released again in 1989.
An Atari 2600, released in October 1997, sits on display.
Blair faculty stand in the Pi Day booth on Wednesday, avoiding tins of whipped cream thrown by students. For only a dollar, Blazers could aim a tin of whipped cream at one of their teachers for Pi Day.
The book donation box for Linkages for Learning sits in the Media Center on Wednesday.
Blair's sports programs are being restructured in order to involve the program with the school community and encourage student participation.
John Zidek created this hand-blown glass and copper sculpture.
Bjorke Designs repurpose granite remnants by handcrafting them into unique serving trays, as shown here. Each piece is individually selected for its natural beauty and rich tones.
Here is the fine work of Charles E. Hull. At the festival, his wife was selling these printings along with other ones of various fruits and vegetables.
Scott Causey's electric fired ceramic animals bestride with confidence the gap between the self-consciously primitive and the sophisticated.
These Firehead Torches create a unique ambiance for outdoor events, pools, patios, or gardens.
B-muses creates different art like this chair. They describe it as a culmination of their love for "faces, collected trinkets, polymer clay, beads and paint.".
This piece of art is a culmination of various furniture parts, including pieces of drift wood, and license plates.
On display were these little toy trains that attracted the attention of many children as the trains went around and around the miniature train tracks.
On display were these hand-crafted metal sculptures done by Greg and Rachel MacKenzie.
These acrylic sculptures were done by Barry Cohen, an artist from Florida.
Toward the end of the festival we see people packing up and getting ready to go home after a long day of advertising.
"My work in clay is fun, functional and designed to make people smile," says the artist,Toni-Macri Reiner.
Mark Nelson designed this sterling silver collection.
Blair senior Niya Seals looks over images while working on a mural in her 3rd period Advanced Photography Class. Mr. Stalling's is leading his Advanced Photography students in developing a new street art inspired mural for Blair.
Junior Alison Whitney recovers from hitting the ball back to her partner during a tennis scrimmage.
Senior Stella Bartholet strikes the ball and ultimately gets the point for Blair.
These bright colored daisies convey a lively cheer and exuberance that excite garden visitors.
Koi fish are outgoing depending on the temperature of their water. A warming trend in Spring draws the sluggish fish to the surface to feed, while summertime heat makes the Koi fight for food. In the Fall, when their temperature meters read "too cold," the fish retreat to the pool's bottom.
Some of the stones that lay next to the Corinthian columns are dedicated to various important people. This stone in particular was dedicated to Senator George Hearse and his wife Phoebe Apperson.
The Ponderosa Lemon is a lemon hybrid and can be eaten raw but is quite sour. It is often dried and used in cakes and cookies.
A tomato flower blooms in the Arboretum.
The National Herb Garden was given as a gift to the people of the U.S. from the Herb Society of America after members of the society lobbied successfully for matching funds from Congress. It was constructed and dedicated in 1980 and is the largest designed herb garden in the nation. It includes annual, perennial and woody herbal plants. The National Herb Garden is well designed with broad paths and gentle inclines that allow everyone to access its wealth of useful plants.
The Capsinium Annuum (also known as the "Black Pearl") is an ornamental pepper that was introduced to the garden by the USDA in 2006.
These 22 Corinthian sandstone columns are among 24 that were part of the east central portico of the U.S. Capitol. They create the backdrop for many inaugurations and have been the site of many speeches, protests and rallies. The columns were dismantled in 1958, but were restored through the efforts of Ethel Sheilds Garrett and with support from the Friends of the National Arboretum.
The Mary and Daniel Loughran Community Center, in Washington, D.C., is open year-round offering educational and recreational programming to D.C. youth between the ages of six and eighteen. Here, some of these youth wait patiently to partake in what seems to be their favorite game.
Police call for backup in order to make way for more cars.
A group of dancers flee the scene after the parade.
People decide to take a break and relax on the walls of Howard University.
Flags are a popular item sold everywhere at the festival.
People enjoy watching a local performer sing outside of a cafe.
People enjoy themselves at the festival.
The DJ has just as much fun as everyone else as he provides music that excites all of the partiers.
Young ladies who look like they have just engaged in a mud fight stroll through the festival.
Crowds of people gather in the streets to hear and dance to music that is played throughout the day.
A police officer attempts to create some order in the crowded streets.
Blazers exit the building after 4th period exams on Friday.
Key Club members Russel Malayao and Charmi Patel host a 30-hour hunger strike on Friday. The strike ends Saturday at 6 pm.
CAP students listen as they prepare for their mock Woodstock Festival in room 157 on Friday.