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More than 6,400 individuals comprise Blair’s active alumni community.
Social media sites make it easier for us to keep you connected to Blair, as there is always an interesting story to tell about an alumnus, a current student or teacher, a campus event, an upcoming regional gathering, or any number of “happenings” in the lives of the School’s community members. We remain committed to connecting with all of you. So please keep following us!
Jenny Maine, Director of Alumni Relations
How can science help athletes understand and improve their performance? Fifteen juniors and seniors are discovering the answer to this question in biomechanics, a new, yearlong elective taught by science teacher Joseph Wagner. The course delves into kinesiology, biochemistry, nutrition and other disciplines, helping students understand the scientific principles behind optimal fitness and training, and teaching them to apply this information to their athletic pursuits and overall health.
Fifty Blair fine art students gained a firsthand look at world-class works of art as they toured several iconic New York City museums on December 1. Groups of sophomores, juniors and seniors visited the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Arts and Design, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the experience gave students much to consider for their own work as they viewed some of the finest paintings, drawings and sculpture in the world.
Blair’s boys’ varsity basketball team defeated Top Flight Academy from Ottawa, Canada, 74-41 at its ninth annual Coaches vs. Cancer event on Saturday, December 3. The game, which put Blair’s season record at 4-1, raised $1,150 to benefit the fight against cancer.
TOM has released their first set of national high school wrestling team rankings for the 2016-17 season. Blair Academy (NJ) debuts on top of the list which includes 40 outstanding high school wrestling teams from across the country.
Nearly 50 Blair alumni and parents gathered at The Metropolitan Club in Washington, D.C., for a panel discussion and cocktail reception on December 1. The faculty talked about what excites them about working at Blair and shared stories of their favorite teaching moments. Attendees enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about the School, as well as converse with their former teachers and fellow alums.
As winter takes hold of Blairstown, Blair Academy’s Romano Gallery hosts James Gloria’s The Garden in Summer: Botanical Studies in Oil.
Blair’s boys’ varsity basketball team will participate in its ninth annual Coaches vs. Cancer event on Saturday, December 3, when the Bucs take on Top Flight Academy from Ottawa, Canada, at 7:30 p.m. in Hardwick Hall’s performance gymnasium. Admission for this fundraising event is $5 for adults and $2 for students, while children under 12 will be admitted for free. Concessions donated by M&M Mars will be sold, and all proceeds will benefit the fight against cancer.
The girls' varsity basketball team faces Life Center Academy at 6 p.m. on December 5.
Blair’s School Store has stocked its shelves for the holiday season! Visit the store on campus or online (www.shop.blair.edu) for a number of great gift items for family and friends, including apparel, accessories, drinkware and more.
Winter is a magical time at Blair Academy, filled with the first snowfall, faculty kids sledding down the sides of the Bowl, and the smell of hot cocoa radiating from The Black Canteen at all times. With students just arriving back after a restful Thanksgiving break, all are rejuvenated and ready to take on their classes and, almost more importantly, the holiday festivities that take place during the two weeks before winter break.
One of the preeminent boarding schools in the United States, Blair Academy provides students with a superior college preparatory education and rich community life.