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Awards

1988-2017

Magnet students have been winning prominent national science, mathematics, and computer science competitions since the first senior class graduated in 1989.  Blair's performance in the Regeneron (formerly Westinghouse and Intel) Science Talent Search has been especially noteworthy, with 46 Finalists since the creation of the Magnet Program, including two first place winners (1996 and 2015).  Blair teams have won the ACSL All-Star Competition 7 times (1991, 1993, 2001, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2013) and the National Science Bowl twice (1999, 2016).  4 Magnet students have represented the United States at the International Mathematics Olympiad (1992-93, 1994, 1996, 2005/07), 7 in the Physics Olympiad (2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 (x2), 2015), 3 in the Olympiad in Informatics (2002, 2005/07, 2010), 1 in the Chemistry Olympiad (2004), and 1 in the Biology Olympiad (2009).  11 Magnet students have been named Presidential Scholars (1997, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008 (x2), 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014).

Student Awards by Year:
Teacher/Program Awards:
  • Nannette Dyas was named the 1996 Maryland High School Mathematics Teacher of the Year.
  • Nannette Dyas won a 2006 Siemens Award for Advanced Placement Teaching. (Silverchips)
  • James Schafer was named 2010-11 MCPS Teacher of the Year. (MCPS)
  • Montgomery Blair High School wins 2011 Maryland Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE) award. (Gazette)
  • James Schafer won a 2015 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. (paemst.org) (Washington Post)
  • Samir Paul '06 was named a MCPS Rising-Star Teacher of the Year in 2016 by the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund.
  • David Stein was awarded a 2016 Edyth May Sliffe Award for Distinguished Mathematics Teaching by the Mathematical Association of America.

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