Montgomery Blair High School

August 28, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Montgomery Blair High School Prepares For Opening Day

With the first day of school only three days away, a lot was going on at the parking lot of Montgomery Blair High School on University Boulevard East in Silver Spring. A bright red Welcome Back Blazers sign was being hung on the front entrance, although students will be learning virtually until at least January.  Bus […]

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July 13, 2020 | Staff Writer

Eight MCPS Students Awarded College-Sponsored Scholarships

Eight Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have received college- and university-sponsored scholarships in the final round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Each sponsoring college or university selected scholarship winners from among finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four […]

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July 7, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

MCPD Offering Food Donation Drop-off With Extended Hours Tuesday

Montgomery County Police Department will be accepting food donations for people and pets Tuesday, July 7 from 1 to 7 p.m. County residents can drop-off their donations at Montgomery Blair High School, which is located 51 University Boulevard in East Silver Spring. Time has been extended for people to drop off their goods. Instead of […]

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July 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 7 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, July 7, and today is National Strawberry Sundae Day. Because scattered thunderstorms are expected later in the day, this is something sweeter that we can look forward to. In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session:  Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9:30 a.m. […]

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June 3, 2020 | Michelle Queen

33 Montgomery County Students Earn National Merit Scholarships

33 students have earned college- and university-sponsored National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Awardees are selected by each sponsoring college or university from a group of finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. The awards provide recipients between $500 to $2,000 annually for up to […]

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June 2, 2020 | Emma Shuster

MCPS Announces Virtual Graduation Ceremonies (See Full List Here)

COVID-19 has caused a disruption in many festivities, including graduation ceremonies. To honor their graduates, Montgomery County Public Schools will hold a virtual universal graduation on June 7 at 6 p.m. This ceremony can be viewed on MCPS-TV (Comcast 34, Verizon 36, RCN 89) and on NBC COZI TV (Broadcast Digital 4-2 and on Cable). […]

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May 20, 2020 | Michelle Queen

24 Montgomery County Students Earn National Merit Scholarships

24 Montgomery County students have earned National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Awardees were selected from more than 15,000 students nationwide and were among 50 awardees chosen in Maryland. The awards provide recipients with a one-time award of $2,500 for college tuition. The winners and their […]

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April 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Blair’s Silver Chips Student Reporters Meet New Digital Deadlines

Montgomery Blair High School’s independently run student newspaper, Silver Chips, is currently operating exclusively for the web. Since Montgomery County Public Schools have moved to online learning, Blair senior Prayag Gordy—an editor for Silver Chips—has realized “the student media is the local media.” Silver Chips has 80 staff members, made up of reporters, editors, photographers, […]

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April 8, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Three Eastern Middle School Students Win First Place in C-SPAN’s National Video Competition

Three Eastern Middle School students won first place in this year’s StudentCam national video documentary competition open to students in grades 6-12 contest. Over 5,300 students participated in the competition which was organized by C-SPAN television network. Students were asked to create a 5-6 minute-long documentary that addressed the theme, “What’s Your Vision in 2020?” […]

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March 20, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Local Teens Step Up to Help Senior Citizens In Time of Need

A group of local teens have taken matters into their own hands when it comes to helping the vulnerable population during the coronavirus outbreak. “Teens Helping Seniors” is an organization that aims to provide no-contact grocery deliveries to senior citizens, and those who are at risk of going outside during these troubling times. Montgomery Blair […]

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