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The girls’ varsity basketball team capped off another successful season in February, winning its seventh-straight Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) and prep “A” state championship titles.
On February 28, the Society of Skeptics welcomes retired Army Maj. Jason C. Howk for his second presentation of the 2016-2017 academic year: “The Trump Doctrine: Foreign Policy Under the New Administration.”
Caroline Haywood ’18 grew up surrounded by the world of medicine: Her mother is a nurse at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; her father works as an engineer in the medical field; and her uncle is a cardiologist.
Language and linguistics are topics that speak to four-year Blair senior Charlotte Buck ’17. At Chapel on February 16, she described how, at different times in her life, she has been an extrovert and an introvert and how her own use of language has often been based on the people around her. Last year, she spent her junior year in Spain, and she found the experience of speaking and, eventually, thinking, in a language other than English pivotal in helping her find her own true voice.
More than 20 students are exploring the art and science of computer programming in “Introduction to Programming” and “Software Design,” two electives launched at Blair this year. Led by computer science teacher Michael Garrant, an electrical and software engineer with nearly 30 years’ experience in business and industry, both courses familiarize students with coding concepts and give them experience solving problems through “computational thinking,” a skill Mr. Garrant sees as essential in the modern workplace.
As the winter athletic season comes to a close, the Headmaster's Societies Games are an enjoyable way for students to celebrate Blair Academy’s history and get excited for spring activities by trying something new.
Watch the boys' and girls' basketball teams compete in the championship round of the New Jersey prep “A” state tournament on Saturday, February 18.
How much calcium is actually present in a calcium supplement? What kind of food coloring is in powdered drink mix? What pigments make spinach green and how much is contained in a single leaf? These are some of the questions 15 juniors and seniors have addressed in analytical chemistry, a new yearlong science elective developed and taught by science teacher Aly Dowey.
Watch the boys' and girls' basketball teams compete in the semi-final round of the New Jersey prep “A” state tournament on Thursday, February 16.
Six Blair debate team members are headed to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to compete in the 43rd annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament, one of the largest and most prestigious high school debate tournaments in the nation.
Blair’s girls' varsity basketball team won its seventh-straight Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) championship, beating The Hill School, 72-25, on February 12.
More than 70 alumni representing 32 industries—from healthcare, marketing, technology and food service to public relations, finance, media and hospitality—attended Blair’s annual young alumni networking reception on February 8.
New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood was the backdrop for the Blair Academy Players’ production of the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights. The show centered around the hopes, dreams, traditions and music of the neighborhood’s close-knit residents and tells the universal story of a vibrant American community facing challenges and changes.
The boy's and girls' basketball teams compete in the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) tournament this weekend. The MAPL finals will be livestreamed on Sunday, February 12.
The Society of Skeptics welcomed author and speaker Glenn LeBoeuf on February 14 for a pre-President’s Day discussion of “The Making of an Abolitionist: Abraham Lincoln's Evolving Views on Slavery.” A passionate student of history and former social studies teacher in New Providence, New Jersey, Mr. LeBoeuf shared insights on Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States and issuer of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Tune in at 2 p.m. on Saturday to watch Blair's wrestling team against St. Peter's Prep.
Taking a break from its schedule of visiting artists from across the United States, the Romano Gallery will feature works created by Blair’s own talented faculty and staff from February 9 through March 9.
Click here to watch the boys' varsity basketball team battle Phelps School at 5:30 on February 8.
Blair football fans have extra incentive to watch to Super Bowl LI on February 5: Former Buccaneer football standout Dion Lewis ’09 is headed to the big game with the New England Patriots.
It was a “wicked” good time for 19 Blair students who traveled to New York City on January 29 to see the long-running Broadway hit, Wicked. The trip was funded by The Mazza Student Life Fund, which annually supports School activities that enhance student life.
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