Whether as a player on the field or a spectator in the stands, being on a winning team is a fantastic feeling. The players give it their all, the spectators yell and cheer, the parents hold their breath and the clock winds down. Then it's over. The buzzer goes off and all that exciting energy is dispersed over the crowd as people cheer and hug, and players and coaches alike high five and celebrate.
The Blair varsity cheerleading team won the Montgomery County Division II County Championship and Spirit Award on Saturday, Nov. 12 for the second year in a row. After winning this year and last year, the team will move up to Division I for next year.
From the summer before the season through Nov. 13, the day before their competition, the cheer team practices every day, growing as a team and as individual athletes. This year they finished on top, winning first place in Division Two for the first time since 2007, and the Spirit Award for the 11th year in a row.
The class of 2016 voted on Thursday, Oct. 8 that they will continue to have both red and white caps and gowns at graduation. Principal Renay Johnson announced the outcome of the vote later that day, but decided students will be able to choose whether they want to wear red or white.
Local award-winning author and Silver Spring resident George Pelecanos will be the keynote speaker at Montgomery Blair High School's graduation ceremony for the class of 2015.
On Saturday, the Blair cheer team competed against seven other teams in the Montgomery County Division II cheerleading competition, which took place at Blair, and took home the spirit award for the eighth year in a row.
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