Sam Howells


Name: Sam Howells
Position: Photo Editor
Graduation Year: 2015


Images (70)


Photo: Jordan Johnson

By Sam Howells | March 9, 2015, midnight

Blair Forward Jordan Johnson shoots over a Cavalier defender

Photo: A Loose Ball

By Sam Howells | March 9, 2015, midnight

The team fights for a loose ball early in the third quarter.

Photo: Dirk

By Sam Howells | March 3, 2015, midnight

Junior Alexis Moses prepares to shoot the ball.

Photo: Cliche

By Sam Howells | March 3, 2015, midnight

The Blazers view for possession in a close-mouthed game against Wootton.

Photo: Dirk

By Sam Howells | Jan. 30, 2015, midnight

Sophomore Demetri Cooper pulls up for a floater.

Photo: NBA Street

By Sam Howells | Jan. 30, 2015, midnight

Jordan Cobb (21) was one of many forwards who helped power the Blazers to a victory.

Photo: Arenas

By Sam Howells | Jan. 8, 2015, midnight

Sophomore Demetri Cooper gets stuck in a double-team.

Photo: The juke

By Sam Howells | Jan. 8, 2015, midnight

Senior Danny Canary attempts to drive by the Rockets' defense.

Photo: Tree Party

By Sam Howells | Dec. 16, 2014, midnight

Freshmen Margo Bloch and Emily Fox joined the Young Activist club of both Piney Branch elementary school and Takoma Park middle school when they were in the 3rd grade. The Young Activist club has been the incendiary force behind the Takoma Park ban against polystyrene.

Photo: Rain

By Sam Howells | Oct. 30, 2014, midnight

Brown and Levien's afternoon classes each helped plant native plants after volunteers from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) came to update the rain garden last Thursday.

Photo: Alumni

By Sam Howells | Oct. 20, 2014, midnight

Both teams standing around their championship trophies.

Photo: Leila Habib

By Sam Howells | Oct. 7, 2014, midnight

Senior Leila Habib delivers a powerful spike

Photo: girls volleyballin

By Sam Howells | Sept. 30, 2014, midnight

Freshman Maggie Wang delivers a powerful spike

Photo: Cameraz

By Sam Howells | Sept. 25, 2014, midnight

The new cameras, seen on the left, are smaller and feature a black frame

Photo: Thermostat

By Sam Howells | Sept. 25, 2014, midnight

One of the new thermostats installed over the summer in hopes of better temperature regulation.

Photo: Kick

By Sam Howells | Sept. 22, 2014, midnight

Junior goalkeeper Madeline Burke prepares to kick the ball down the field.

Photo: volleyball girls domination

By Sam Howells | Sept. 16, 2014, midnight

Freshman Maggie Wang delivers a powerful serve

Photo: Graduation

By Sam Howells | June 10, 2014, midnight

The Class of 2014 moves their tassels from one side of their graduation caps to the other at the end of the ceremony.

Photo: Steel Drums

By Sam Howells | June 1, 2014, midnight

The Post Hunt organized for a children's steel drum group to perform after the final clue was given.

Photo: Frustration

By Sam Howells | June 1, 2014, midnight

A participant reviews her answers after hearing the final clue, which instructed hunters to choose the numbers above their initial answers.

Photo: The Big Reveal

By Sam Howells | June 1, 2014, midnight

The Post Hunt creator, Gene Weingarten, reveals the clue the crowd has been waiting for.

Photo: Post Hunt

By Sam Howells | June 1, 2014, midnight

Participants gather at 3 o'clock eagerly awaiting the final clue that ties the first five together.

Photo: Social Media Mind Games

By Sam Howells | June 1, 2014, midnight

One puzzle requested hunters to "follow me to the answer". Participants had to follow a Twitter account titled 'metotheanswer' that contained three additional clues.

Photo: Stars and Stripes

By Sam Howells | June 1, 2014, midnight

Hunters have to piece together the jumbled puzzle pieces to figure out the phrase 'Stars and Stripes'

Photo: This Should Be 'EZ'

By Sam Howells | June 1, 2014, midnight

A series of states led hunters to 'WA-CO MA-IL CO-DE' that led to the correct numeral answer.

Photo: M-A-C-Y

By Sam Howells | June 1, 2014, midnight

The first clue of the day: these Post Hunt workers danced to the classic song "YMCA" by Village People while spelling MACY to lead to the next puzzle.

Photo: Football Puzzle

By Sam Howells | June 1, 2014, midnight

Participants in the Post Hunt were led to Macy's to find this clue and were expected to determine that the Cowboys player's jersey number was the answer through a series of previous clues.

Photo: Paula Nahn

By Sam Howells | May 29, 2014, midnight

Paula Nahn [right]. As the lunch bell rings,she quickly adds, "Maybe too honest," giggling.

Photo: Humphries

By Sam Howells | May 21, 2014, midnight

Senior Max Humphries draws his influences from Salvador Dali, Keith Haring, and Picasso among other abstract artists, but he says his works "look like life."

Photo: AP Review Books

By Sam Howells | May 15, 2014, midnight

Students have donated eight or nine Advanced Placement test-preparation books to the Media Center's donation box.​

Photo: Lacrosse v Kennedy

By Sam Howells | May 8, 2014, midnight

Senior Michael Reilly evades a Kennedy defender. Reilly had four goals on route to a 19-2 Blazer win.

Photo: Softball

By Sam Howells | May 4, 2014, midnight

The Blazers won the division title for the second straight year.

Photo: Softball v Clarksburg 2

By Sam Howells | April 24, 2014, midnight

Starting pitcher Annie Pietanza threw a complete game yesterday.

Photo: Softball v Clarksburg 1

By Sam Howells | April 24, 2014, midnight

Mildred Devereux takes a swing against Clarksburg.

Photo: boys volleyball vs Northwood

By Sam Howells | April 10, 2014, midnight

Sophomore Albert Wang goes up for a spike in the Blazers win over Northwood

Photo: boys volleyball vs northwood 2

By Sam Howells | April 10, 2014, midnight

Photo: Boys' Volleyball vs Kennedy

By Sam Howells | April 2, 2014, midnight

Despite High Hopes, the Blair boys' volleyball team fell to Kennedy in a five set thriller.

Photo: Enrollment

By Sam Howells | March 31, 2014, midnight

Student enrollment at Blair is expected to exceed capacity by the academic year 2017-2018.

Photo: Women's Advocacy

By Sam Howells | March 16, 2014, midnight

Members of Women's Advocacy meet to discuss the club's upcoming awareness week.

Photo: Media 1

By Sam Howells | March 12, 2014, midnight

Media Assistant, Ilene Catzva, showcases this year's Black-Eyed Susan Books.

Photo: Media 2

By Sam Howells | March 12, 2014, midnight

Media Specialist, Andrea Lamphier, assists computer users during lunch.

Photo: Abdullah

By Sam Howells | Feb. 3, 2014, midnight

Tauqir Abdullah wants to move back to Australia when he grows up, not because it's his homeland, but because it's where he feels most at home.

Photo: Slam Poetry 1

By Sam Howells | Dec. 20, 2013, midnight

Pages Matam coaches the DC Youth Slam Team and co-coaches the Blair slam team, Compa$$ion fruit. As a poet, he's gone on tour and garnered over 1 million views on YouTube for his poem "Pinatas."

Photo: Humans of Blair 1

By Sam Howells | Dec. 3, 2013, midnight

Eunice Muchemi hopes to return to her native Kenya one day to advocate for social justice.

Photo: Fair 1

By Sam Howells | Nov. 1, 2013, midnight

A host of native El Salvadoran crafts and instruments were sold in tents sponsored by Fenton Street Market.

Photo: Fair 2

By Sam Howells | Nov. 1, 2013, midnight

One of many Chinese dance performances done by the the Coordination Council of Chinese Americans Association.

Photo: Rules for the Day

By Sam Howells | Oct. 31, 2013, midnight

Blair student and Certamen organizer Kevin Ho speaks about the day's schedule with participants.

Photo: Certamen Hosts

By Sam Howells | Oct. 31, 2013, midnight

Blair Latin students figure out last minute details for the Certamen.

Photo: Young Jupiter

By Sam Howells | Oct. 31, 2013, midnight

Country School students get in the zone for the Certamen.

Photo: Costumes

By Sam Howells | Oct. 31, 2013, midnight

Spirited Latin students talk before the Certamen.

Photo: Winners

By Sam Howells | Oct. 31, 2013, midnight

The winning Advanced level Latin team from St. John's College High School poses for photos.

Photo: Awards Ceremony

By Sam Howells | Oct. 31, 2013, midnight

Mr. Johnson awards a group of students for their strong score in the Certamen.

Photo: And the Winner is...

By Sam Howells | Oct. 31, 2013, midnight

Blair students Kevin Ho and Shira Gorin prepare to announce the winners of the Latin fashion show and Certamen.

Photo: MDJCL Announcements

By Sam Howells | Oct. 31, 2013, midnight

Maryland Junior Classic League president, Elliott Rebello gives announcements about upcoming Latin events.

Photo: It's All Fun and Games

By Sam Howells | Oct. 31, 2013, midnight

Two Certamen participants play an old cultural game.

Photo: Argument

By Sam Howells | Oct. 31, 2013, midnight

Country School students debate an answer.

Photo: Answer

By Sam Howells | Oct. 31, 2013, midnight

A student "buzzes" in a response in the Latin III competition.

Photo: Let the Games Begin

By Sam Howells | Oct. 31, 2013, midnight

Advanced level Latin students compete.

Photo: UMD Recruiting

By Sam Howells | Oct. 31, 2013, midnight

University of Maryland Latin teacher, Professor Judith Hallett talks to the participating students.

Photo: Girls' Soccer senior night1

By Sam Howells | Oct. 18, 2013, midnight

Principal Renay Johnson poses with Blair's seniors.

Photo: Tacky

By Sam Howells | Oct. 15, 2013, midnight

Senior SGA member Fresia Blanco poses with Assistant Principal Dirk Cauley in the hall during lunch.

Photo: Wacky Tacky

By Sam Howells | Oct. 15, 2013, midnight

Freshmen go all out to dress up for Wacky Tacky day during Spirit Week.

Photo: Girls soccer Sherwood 1

By Sam Howells | Oct. 10, 2013, midnight

Senior Gwladys Fotso Chekam looks to pass the ball up the pitch.

Photo: Girls soccer Sherwood 2

By Sam Howells | Oct. 10, 2013, midnight

Senior Maggie McClain battles a defender for possession.

Photo: Tickets

By Sam Howells | Oct. 10, 2013, midnight

Students anxiously wait in line outside to buy their homecoming tickets during 5th lunch before the announcement that the deadline to buy tickets would be extended by a day.

Photo: Girls soccer bosse

By Sam Howells | Oct. 3, 2013, midnight

Junior Taylor Bosse battles defenders for the ball.

Photo: Kelly Mayo hat trick

By Sam Howells | Oct. 3, 2013, midnight

Sophomore Kelly Mayo had a great game, scoring three goals (a hat trick).

Photo: Delia puts the team on her back

By Sam Howells | Sept. 24, 2013, midnight

Senior captain Delia Trimble battles for the ball.

Photo: Alexis soccer

By Sam Howells | Sept. 24, 2013, midnight

Junior Alexis Redford-Maung serves the ball up to the offense.

Photo: AP Chem

By Sam Howells | Sept. 11, 2013, midnight

Blair's AP Chemistry Classes will be conducting College Board's New Guided-Inquiry Experiments, this year.