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The 40 finalists for the Regeneron Science Talent Search.
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The 40 finalists for the Regeneron Science Talent Search.

Blair seniors excel in Regeneron Science Talent Search

On Jan. 23, the Society for Science and the Public and Regeneron named 40 finalists for the annual Regeneron Science Talent Search. Of these 40 high school seniors from across the nation, four of them hailed from Montgomery Blair High School, an astounding one tenth of all finalists.

Confidentiality concerns arise with the new countywide counselor sign-up

Students are now required to fill out a detailed online Google form each time they visit the counseling office, in compliance with a new Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) mandate.

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Andrew Komo wins 2017 Siemens Competition, Robert Yang regional finalist

Seniors Andrew Komo and Robert Yang were chosen as regional finalists in the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology.

Blair teachers ask students their preferred gender pronouns

With the start of the 2017-2018 school year, multiple teachers have begun to ask for students' Preferred Gender Pronouns (PGP) on student information sheets.

Right to vote extended to undocumented immigrants in College Park

The College Park City Council voted 4-3 on Tuesday Sept. 12, in favor of an amendment allowing non-US citizens to vote in local elections at the College Park City Hall.

MCPS Wi-Fi attacked

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Wi-Fi network was attacked on Wednesday, Sept. 27, resulting in widespread internet connectivity issues. MCPS identified but did not disclose the source of the attack.

MCPS employee arrested for sexual abuse of a minor

Cory Boatman, long-term substitute teacher and assistant football coach for Montgomery Blair High School, has been arrested and charged with one count of sexual abuse of a minor.
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