Blair Magnet News: Fall 2018
National Merit Semifinalists: Blair led the state of Maryland with 42 semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship competition. Two of the students are in the CAP program: Samantha R. Christenson and Noah L. Lovelady-Allen; and the other 40 are in the Magnet program: Vijay M. Balakrishnan, Avik Barua, Jonathan A. Berkowitz, Anson M. Berns, Allison R. Borton, Faith M. Burton, Ryan Y. Cho, Bennett J. Coukos-Wiley, Laura L. Cui, Isabella Declue, Niles S. Egan, Elana E. Elman, Olivia W. Fan, David D. Fang, Soumith R. Gadila, Haydn J. Gwyn, Justin Hudis, Patrick S. Kim, Lily A. Kirsch, Patrick M. Klees, Shwetha S. Kunnam, Cindy Liu, Abigail R. Lo, Jenny S. Mei, Jonah A. Nan, Kristi Y. Ng, Tiara M. Oldfield, Reethi Padmanabhan, Ian Rackow, Priyanka Ravi, Catherine C. Rodriguez, Kennedy A. Salamat, Daniel E. Schaffer, Jacob E. Stavrianos, Alice E. Turnham, Katheryn G. Wang, William A. Wang, Megan C. Xiao, Sally W. Zhao, and Jeremy Z. Zhou. (Silver Chips) (MCPS)
Ms. Bosse visited seniors at their SRP labs this summer, sharing photos on Twitter.
Isabella DeClue was awarded $50 and a certificate of recognition by Sigma Xi at the NIST Student Intern Poster competition (@cho_ryan212)
Shawn Zhao was one of six MCPS students who were interns at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research.
Several students worked with Pf. William Gasarch at the University of Maryland, including his 100th Blair mentee since 1988! (@MsBosseBlair)
Blair's Quiz Bowl Team has a new Twitter account: @BlairQuizbowl
Blair's winning It's Academic Team was recognized at Nationals Park on Labor Day weekend. (WTOP)
The Quiz Bowl team won first and second place at the Johns Hopkins Fall Invitational - the A team was Katherine Lei, Anson Berns, Mathew Shu, and Ian Rackow; and the B team was Shawn Zhao, Sophia Weng, Lee Lemar, and Albert Ho. (@BlairQuizBowl)
Rockville-based robotics team Wizards.exe, including Magnet sophomore Anika Seth and freshman Arjun Oberoi, represented Team USA at the FIRST Global Challenge in Mexico City, winning the FIRST Global Challenge Silver Medal and the Gold Medal for the Zheng Hang Award for Engineering Design. (The Sentinel) (DCW50)
Sophomore Shreeya Khurana is mentoring middle school girls in her MATHgirls program, recently receiving support from the Governor's P-20 Leadership Council. (@KhuranaBharat)
Junior Justin Haddad helped to raise $3,157 for the Children’s National Health System as part of the DC Fencing Club (Facebook).
Seniors in Mr. Stein's Political Statistics class have created a model for the upcoming Congressional Elections: the ORACLE of Blair.
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