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Members of Blair’s Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Singers, Chamber Choir, Men’s Choir and Women’s Ensemble will showcase how much they have learned this academic year at April 27’s Spring Concert, a two-hour show that will feature an eclectic repertoire and combined performances that will no doubt leave the student and faculty audience impressed and eager to hear more.
Tune in at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 24 to watch the girls' varsity softball team take on Pingry at home.
At the final Society of Skeptics lecture of the year, United States Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney John Inkeles ’93 will discuss the complexity and scope of the U.S. immigration system.
Blair will livestream the boys' varsity lacrosse game on Saturday, April 22 at 2 p.m.
As the magnolia tree at the center of Blair’s campus began to bloom, students and faculty welcomed spring over the long Easter weekend.
This year, the Blair community again raised money to help the American Cancer Society conquer cancer at the School’s biennial Relay for Life.
Watch the varsity baseball team play St. Benedict's Prep at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19.
Representatives from more than 80 colleges and universities are expected at Blair’s 11th annual Spring College Fair, to be held on Wednesday and Thursday, April 19 and 20, in Hardwick Hall’s field house.
Robert Neff ’49 returned to Blair on April 18 to address the Society of Skeptics about novel writing, a pastime he embarked upon after completing a career in international business. Just last year, the first-time author published Uber Alles, a book that explores love, loyalty and political intrigue during World War II.
Blair students enjoyed a restful, four-day Easter weekend, followed by Grandparents' Day! On Wednesday, April 19, grandparents were invited to tour campus , attend classes and watch athletic events with their grandchildren.
Nearly 70 Blair alumni who graduated over the course of seven decades attended a special “Skeptics on the Road” event in New York City in April. The event focused on Blair’s founder, John I. Blair, and was presented by Blair historian and former history department chair Elliott Trommald Hon. ’65 , PhD .
Blair Academy’s second-annual Day of Giving was a huge success! On April 6, the 169th anniversary of the School’s founding, the Blair community contributed 681 gifts to the Blair Fund, surpassing the day’s ambitious participation goal of 676 gifts—one in honor of each teacher, staff member and student who currently lives, works and studies on Blair’s beautiful campus.
On April 11, three Blair parents and the CEO of a fast-growing sports fundraising platform called PledgeIt hosted a Society of Skeptics presentation that lightly mimicked the reality show Shark Tank, in which start-up companies pitch their businesses to investors.
On Saturday, April 8, the boys' varsity lacrosse game versus Mercersburg will be livestreamed. Tune in at 7 p.m. to catch the action.
History teacher Quinten Clarke ’87 has been traveling to Kenya since 2003, but his spring break 2017 trip with four Blair students and his co-chaperone, history teacher Chris Cameron, included a first: The group ran a basketball clinic for kids in the village of Kisumu.
The Blair Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce the five athletes chosen for the Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2017: Robert M. Novogratz ’55, Michael J. Lieberman ’71, Laura Cochran Morris ’75, Tamara Parrott ’97 and Luol Deng ’03. “This is an exceptional class of inductees for Blair’s Athletic Hall of Fame,” said Athletic Director Paul Clavel ’88, who serves as Hall of Fame Committee chair. “Each athlete was a standout during his or her time at the School, and each went on to achieve success at the next level of competition. We are proud to recognize their accomplishments with induction into the Hall of Fame.”
For history teacher Joanne Brandwood, Blair Academy’s first-ever trip to Cuba represented a “remarkable moment” for the School, 16 student travelers and four faculty chaperones. “It’s always worthwhile to travel internationally and meet people from other cultures, but this place was different,” she said. “Our students appreciated the historic nature of our visit to Cuba, knowing that as recently as two years ago, we couldn’t have gone. Both in the positive interactions we experienced in Cuba and the ideas and impressions we brought home, the trip demonstrated to all of us the importance of contact with other countries.”
The School community enjoyed welcoming newly accepted students and their families for Revisit Days on Friday, March 31, and Monday, April 3. Each Revisit Day was designed to give students and parents a closer look at all Blair has to offer.
Longtime New York Times reporter Joe Drape came to campus to address the Society of Skeptics on April 4, during which he shared with students and faculty his personal connection to Blair’s campus and community: Since 2004, he has twice reported on the School in his role as a journalist who focuses on the “intersection of sports, culture and money.”
Blair Academy will hold its second-annual Day of Giving on April 6, the 169th anniversary of the School’s founding. The advancement office has set an ambitious fundraising participation goal for this 24-hour celebration of community spirit and Blair pride, as it seeks 676 gifts to the Blair Fund—one for each teacher, staff member and student who currently lives, works and studies on Blair’s beautiful campus.
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