Thursday, January 3, 2013
Rebecca Sugar will become the first woman to create a show for Cartoon Network.
Silver Spring native Rebecca Sugar is making a splash in the world of animation. The storyboard artist, writer and composer has received praise for her work on "Adventure Time," an Emmy-nominated show on Cartoon Network. Forbes recently named her to its "30 Under 30" Entertainment list. Sugar graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 2005 and participated in the Visual Arts Center at Albert Einstein High School. She received the Ida F. Haimovicz Visual Arts Award, which is given to a Montgomery County high school senior intent on pursuing a visual arts career. What Forbes has to say about Sugar: "Adventure Time" is one of the most innovative cartoons on TV and many of the best episodes were written by Sugar. Now she's getting her own …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Do you have a child graduating this year?
That time of year has come again. The weather is hot, the humidity is thick and groups of high school students will be spending their last summer before moving on to real life. For Montgomery Blair High School, the day is June 12, 10 a.m. at Constitution Hall. We'll be taking photos of the event and talking to students about their plans after high school. If you have photos you want to send us, upload them here or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Freeman A. Hrawbowski, the president University of Maryland, Baltimore County will be the graduation speaker. For those of you who can't make it and still want to check out the special day, Montgomery County Public Schools will be live streaming all high school graduations in the county. And don't…
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Share your memories of your time at Blair High School.
As the school year comes to an end and graduation is around the corner, it's time to share memories of your time in high school with friends, family and classmates. So share them on Patch! Add your photos from your time at Blair High School to this post and have a place to share these memories beyond just the pages of your yearbook. Got a great picture from the homecoming game? What about that special pep rally or school play? We know you have those couple shots from prom. After you upload the photos, tell us who's in them. Congratulations class of 2012!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Governor O'Malley (D), state and local officials speak to nearly 1,000 people who attended the rally.
- Ben Gross
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The Democratic National Committee held their 2012 Campaign Kick-Off Rally Wednesday at Montgomery Blair High School, giving the party a forum to engage constituents in the reelection of President Barack Obama and Maryland democrats in the 2012 election. Organized primarily by volunteers from the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee (MCDCC) with assistance from other volunteers in Maryland, Virginia, DC and Pennsylvania, the event drew more than 1,000 people. It included State Delegates and Representatives, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D), Montgomery County Council President Valerie Ervin (D-Dist. 5) plus a host of city and local officials. “We’ve been working on this event for more than a month,” said Susan Miller, …
Friday, September 9, 2011
Hometown musician makes his third appearance at annual Downtown event.
The 8th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival runs from 3:30 – 9:30 p.m. on September 10 at Veteran’s Plaza. Patch caught up with globe-trotting festival headliner Marcus Johnson, to get his take on what influences his music Downtown Silver Spring and summer camp. Patch: Is this your first time headlining the Silver Spring Jazz Festival? Marcus Johnson: Actually, I headlined the first Silver Spring Jazz Fest, with others from Three Keys Music. Patch: How is headlining this year’s festival going to be different from that first one? M.J: It's a few years later and hopefully I sound better! I’ve been practicing and playing a lot over the past six years. It is always a great experience here. To watch something you’ve been a part of grow, and to …
Friday, June 3, 2011
This Whiz Kid is a National Merit Scholarship Winner, Special Olympics volunteer and a creative writer.
Sandra Yan An 18-year-old senior at Montgomery Blair High School, Yan is a National Merit Scholarship Winner, Intel Science Talent Search Semi-Finalist, United States Presidential Scholar and placed 2nd in the National Science Bowl. Her other academic interests include neuroscience and journalism. Yan enjoys helping other people and spends a lot of time volunteering in nursing homes, hospitals and the Special Olympics. In her spare time, she enjoys playing piano, writing creatively, and playing basketball.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Principal Williams is slated to become an MCPS community Superintendent in July 2011.
On July 1, 2011, Darryl Williams will move on from his four year journey as Blair High Schoool's Principal to become the Community Superintendent for the Gaithersburg, Clarksburg, Watkins Mill, Magruder and Damascus school cluster. Patch sat down with Principal Williams to reminisce about his time at Blair as well as his work in the community. Patch: Can you share your fondest memory of your time at Blair? Darryl Williams: My fondest moment at Blair was when the PTSA had a "meet with Principal" dinner at El Golfo and I met so many parents and students at the fundraiser dinner that night. As families came into the restaurant that night, they met me at the door and introduced ourselves and talked briefly about school before they ate dinner. …
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Residents line up to recycle paper, donate used goods.
Area residents turned a parking lot into a recycling plant on Sunday, unloading goods to donate and paper to shred at a free community recycling event. The event, held at Blair High School, was sponsored by Montgomery County's Division of Solid Waste Services (DSWS), and commemorated the thirteenth annual America Recycles Day. The national holiday, celebrated November 15, is meant to promote recycling programs across the United States. As volunteers handed out educational pamphlets to a long line of patient drivers, big box trucks and whirring paper shredders awaited recyclable goods. Manning the box trucks was Edwin Bowen, Neighbor to Neighbor program coordinator for A Wider Circle. The non-profit organization accepting donations at …
Saturday, October 30, 2010
The Blazers won 38-8 on Friday
The Blazers of Montgomery Blair High School have not had a successful season by the standard definition of the word. However, judging by the post-game celebration at the 20-yard line following their 38-8 Senior Night victory over visiting Richard Montgomery on Friday evening, you would never know that to be the case. Blair entered the game with an unimpressive 2-6 record. They won their homecoming game last week over Walter Johnson after dropping four straight contests. The losses they have amassed this season though, were generally not blowouts. It may be an exaggeration to call them competitive, but the Blazers certainly should not be put in the same category as teams like Kennedy or Blake. While losing was certainly the norm for Blair …
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Robert Gibb speaks with Patch about his team's chances in the playoffs.
The Montgomery Blair High School girls soccer team finished their regular season on Tuesday with a convincing 8-1 victory over the Bengals of Blake High School. The win gave the Blazers their fourth straight 10-win season, and an overall record of 10-4 as they head into the playoffs. Blair will face Wootton in the first round of the post-season on Thursday. Coach Robert Gibb spoke with Patch following his team's victory over Blake about Wednesday's season finale, as well as what is potentially in store for his team in the coming weeks. Silver Spring Patch: Your team had a big victory tonight. You didn't score for about the first 20 minutes, but then the floodgates opened. Explain that transition. Robert Gibb: We have a few players who are …