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Kaia Lenhart and Mikaela Ferrill speak at Blair's Girl Up meeting. Abigail Landesman
Kaia Lenhart and Mikaela Ferrill speak at Blair's Girl Up meeting.

Guest speakers encourage students at Girl Up meeting

Kaia Lenhart, a founder of GMMB (Greer, Margolis, Mitchell, Burns and Associates) and Girl Up, and Mikaela Ferrill, an account executive, spoke at last week's Girl Up meeting after school on March 9.

Rockville High School student sexually assaulted

Two Rockville High School students are being accused of forcing a female student into the boys bathroom and raping during the course of the school day on Friday, March 16, according to police reports.

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Students participate in town hall

Newly-elected Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) and Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) spoke at a town hall on Sun., Feb. 26, along with other Montgomery County and Maryland elected officials, as well.

Blair mourns the loss of a student

Junior Isaque Oliveira was a quiet student with big ideas. Friends remember how he was fun and caring. In class he looked for the big picture and pursued topics further. Early on the morning of January 31, however, Oliveira took his own life. He is survived by his mother and father, his older brother and his younger sister.

Musician Emmanuel Jal speaks at Blair

Musician and former child soldier Emmanuel Jal came to speak at Blair last Tuesday in the auditorium during fourth period. He also held workshops during both sixth and eighth periods in the media center.

Mary Beth Tinker speaks at Blair

Mary Beth Tinker spoke in the auditorium during fifth and sixth lunches on Feb. 22. She was invited to speak to by OneBlair, a student run activist group, about her famous free speech case, Tinker v. Des Moines and what it means to her to be able to have the same rights in and out of the classroom.

Blair's turf field makeover

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is replacing the playing surface of Blair's artificial turf field after concerns arose from an October 2016 inspection. Construction began in January and is expected to last until March.
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