Having begun last winter, J-term (short for “January Term”) started as an opportunity for students and faculty alike to dive into a topic about which they are curious. Co-taught by two faculty members who found where their interests aligned, J-term culminated on Monday, January 17 with presentations, performances, installations and conversations planned and prepared by each course’s instructors.
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Each year, Blair’s Senior Class Council (SCC) changes the name, but the tournament is the same: a sprawling game of tag that lasts for weeks in which Blair’s students and teachers crouch behind bushes and hurdle across fields in an attempt to “tag” another player. The final showdown in the Bowl, featuring those who have evaded tagging the longest, becomes a high-spirited battle royal of dodging, ducking and sprinting in which contestants often pull every trick in the book in their quest to be crowned champion.
The Blair community is excited to welcome back foreign policy and civil liberties expert Doug Bandow to the Society of Skeptics on Tuesday, January 18. While Mr. Bandow explored the 2020 election in his lecture two years ago, his most recent Skeptics presentation will center around international affairs and foreign policy between the United States and China today.
Along with school counselor Melany Jimenez, health-and-wellness instructor Cency Middleton is leading a series of discussions with Blair’s students this year titled “How to Be Well @ Blair.” The sessions seek to cultivate balance in students’ lives as well as help them develop a personal skill set so that when they are challenged over the course of the year, whether academically, emotionally or socially, they have coping skills in place.
Since 2018, Blair’s Dance Marathon Club has held an annual dance to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, an organization that supports medical care for children like Taryn Garriques. Dancing the night away on December 11, Taryn and over 200 Blair students participated in this year’s event, raising over $5,000.
This past summer, Blair’s Aidan Ward ’22 was chosen as a New Jersey Governor’s School Scholar. Bringing together some of the state’s most motivated and high-achieving high school students, the Governor’s School offers an enriched educational opportunity that connects students with like-minded peers and prepares them to enter high-demand fields.
The Romano Gallery welcomes award-winning painter Anthony Smith Jr. for an exhibit entitled “Secret Worlds” from January 4 to February 5. Mr. Smith’s art uses layers of paint, collage, text and found objects to create vibrant narrative works filled with whimsy, morality and a tinge of foreboding.
This past weekend, Blair’s powerhouse wrestling program won its 21st straight team title at the Beast of the East Tournament, crowning five champions and nine place winners and clinching first place with a final score of 269.5, 43 points ahead of the second place Delbarton.
Timken Library staff recently began displaying artifacts, including a Civil War snare drum, as part of a “new” museum at Blair. A work in progress, the museum is not yet complete, but Library director Ann Williams wants to share her vision and some fun artifacts with the Blair community even at this early stage.
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