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Welcome to the official home of the Montgomery Blair High School Alumni Association.

We hope the Blair Alumni Association website will become another place where you can go to relive the memories of three (or four) of what were some of the best years of your life.
We encourage you to visit all of the new parts of our website. You’ll be able to enjoy the many different ways that we pay tribute to the school we all loved, and discover how you can help us support the faculty and the students of today’s Montgomery Blair High School.

Among the features you’ll be able to enjoy as a member of the Blair Alumni Association are:
the Silver Chips archives
the Silverlogue archives
the Alumni News archives
our Scholarship Program section
the many articles we have about the history of Blair and Silver Spring,
links to the school website, Silver Chips online, and other related websites,
a list of class websites and social media outlets,
and news about what’s going on at today’s Blair.

If you are already a member of the Blair Alumni Association you will have access to all of the activities on this website. If you are a Blair graduate and not already a member of the Alumni Association, click here to sign up. Membership is FREE to Blair grads.
Please note that no information regarding any member of the alumni Association is available to anyone outside of official representatives of the school and reunion coordinators for each of the classes.

We encourage you to contact us at blairalumni@gmail.com to send us information, pictures, memories and articles that we can add to our site for the enjoyment of all the Blazers who will visit it.

Get on social media, your class Facebook page, etc., and let your classmates know it’s time join the Blair Alumni Association and keep the Blair Spirit alive for all Blair grads!

A Major Announcement from
Your Montgomery Blair High School

 

We are thrilled to announce that, effective immediately, your Alumni Association has established
its own 501(c)(3), not-for-profit educational and charitable organization. This will allow all
donations to the organization, known as the Montgomery Blair High School Alumni Association,
Inc., to be tax deductible under IRC Section170. Our EIN is 86-3127453.

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What does this mean for members? It means that in addition to your annual individual voluntary
contributions to our 501(c)(3) being fully tax deductible, the Alumni Association can now accept
tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts. This is important because many of our alumni
told us they have funds they would like to contribute to the Alumni Association, but those funds are
in accounts that are limited to 501(c)(3) entities.

Montgomery Blair High School Alumni Association
Hall of Fame

Help Us Keep This Great Tradition Growing By Placing Your Tile on the ALUMNI HALL Wall of Fame 

The Wall of Honor was created to provide a way for the alumni’s support of Blair to be immortalized at the school. You can help us “build” our wall by purchasing a commemorative brick tile (described below) for yourself, your family, a family member who attended Blair, or perhaps to honor a Faculty Member at Blair who made an impact on your life. We are really encouraging classmates to get together and purchase a Class Tile, to show their collective support for Blair. All of the proceeds from the sale of Wall of Honor tiles will be used to support the school, either through our Scholarship Program or through our Special Projects Fund. To date, our Scholarship Program has provided tens of thousands of dollars to support the continuing education of graduating Blair Seniors. Our Special Projects Fund has provided the school with funding for numerous activities, including three commemorative editions of the Silver Chips; scorers” tables for the Athletic Department; sponsorship of the Graduation Venue Video Contest; contributions to the students’ Human Rights class campaign; and producing the 75th, 80th,  and 85th anniversary events.

This newest Blair tradition got off to a great start in 2018, with over 100 tiles making up our initial placements. Since our Wall of Honor will be a permanent addition to the school, you can participate whenever you wish. We do we encourage you to purchase your tile as soon as possible if you wish it to be placed near your classmates who have already participated. We left a number of spots open just for that purpose.

Examples of the tile options for you, your family, and your class. These are suggested sizes – the choice is yours.

Individual Tiles – for yourself or to honor a family member or other graduate

Memorial Tiles – to honor a family member or Blair faculty member

Class Tiles – to show the ongoing appreciation of your Class for Blair’s history and traditions, and to support the future of the school through the Alumni Association’s Scholarship and Special Projects

For size options, pricing and to order your Individual, Class or Memorial tile, just go to http://www.bricksrus.com/donorsite/blairalumni

Montgomery Blair High School Athletic Hall of Fame

 

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

2022 marks the launching of Montgomery Blair High School’s long-overdue Athletic Hall of Fame. The Blair Athletic Department and the Blair Alumni Association are co-sponsoring this new organization. The  purpose of the Blair Athletic Hall of Fame is to celebrate Blair’s enduring legacy of achievements in athletics, and to recognize the outstanding athletes, teams, coaches, and administrators who have built that legacy and added immeasurably to the Blair experience. The inaugural induction of MBHS Athletic Hall of Fame members will be held in the Fall of 2022 at a ceremony to take place in ALUMNI HALL at Montgomery Blair. The date will be determined shortly.

Qualifications for HOF Inductees
  • Must have graduated from Blair more than 10 years prior to induction
  • If not a Blair graduate, must have lettered in varsity athletics for at least 2 years while at Blair
  • Recognition/induction will be based on athletic achievements both while at Blair and after graduation from  Blair, with an emphasis on Blair-related achievements
  • Teams will be recognized on a group basis
  • The inaugural group will be limited to athletes & teams, with coaches, administrators, and special consideration inductees added starting in the second year
  • Athletes who have been previously inducted into the Blair Alumni Association Hall of Fame will be automatically added the inaugural class of the new Athletic Hall of Fame
The athletes currently included in this group are:

  • Steve Barber (1956) – Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame Pitcher; 1966 World Series Winner
  • Dr. Malcolm Beasley (1957) – First Team All Met Basketball; Prize Winning Physicist
  • Tom Brown (1958) – 2 time Super Bowl Champion; Football and Baseball All Metro & All American
  • Dr. Richard Brown (1955) – Most Successful Athlete at Blair; Trained over 100 Olympic Athletes
  • Sonny Jackson (1961) – First Team All Met Basketball & Baseball; 40-year Major League Career
  • John Klippstein (1945) – First Blair grad in MLB; 13-year career; 1959 World Series Winner
  • Brian Magid (1975) – First Team All Met basketball; 1975 State Championship Team
  • Bob Windsor (1961) – First Team All Met Football & Basketball; 12 Year NFL Career
  • Morgan Wootten (1950) – Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee; 50 year coaching career
Who will join these great athletes in 2022?

Note: Nominations may only be submitted by Blair graduates. Deadline for nominations is May 15, 2022

Nominate a former Blair athlete or Team to the new Montgomery Blair High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Montgomery Blair High School Alumni Association

2021 ANNUAL REPORT

For the second year, we have all had to deal with the impact of a global pandemic. School systems, school-age children and their parents, and entire school communities are still struggling to help schools return to that sense of normalcy, safety, and security we all want. Your Alumni Association worked hard to be an indispensible resource for the school. Here is a summary of some of the activities we undertook, thanks to the generosity of our members. 

Student Graduation Assistance – Alumni Association contributions allowed 100 graduating Seniors to participate in the in-person graduation at Blair Field last spring by supplying their  Graduation Fees.
Faculty Appreciation Breakfast – Your contributions helped to continue the tradition of an annual Faculty Appreciation Breakfast during the covid-19 crisis. The entire faculty participated in a terrific show of mutual support for the staff who worked so hard this past year.

Unprecedented Scholarship Awards
We continue to get an incredible group of Blair Seniors to apply for Alumni Association Scholarships. This year we awarded four more scholarships, allowing these amazing students to attend the colleges of their choice

” Words cannot describe my happiness over this award. I kept thinking to myself, ‘Will I ever get  enough money to make the cost of attendance easier on my parents?’ Suddenly, my doubts washed  away like a waterfall when I received this award.” – Denny Tsitsiwu

Silver Chips Advertising Support – As always, the Alumni Association did whatever it could to  encourage and fund the efforts of the Silver Chips staff as they strive to maintain the ongoing  excellence of this award-winning publication that started in 1937. This year’s ad honored the great Silver Chips tradition of publishing an April Fool’s Edition each year

Updated Silverlogue Archives – After many years of challenging work, we now have almost every Silverlogue from 1930 to 1999 on our website at http://www.blairalumni.org . Tell your classmates that all they have to do is go to the website, register (it’s free!), then proceed to read  through 80 years of Blair history in our Archives.

Wall of Honor Growth – Contributions to the Alumni Association continued to grow for the  fourth consecutive year through your purchase of commemorative tiles for the ALUMNI HALL Wall of Honor. Each tile represents a unique chapter of the Blair experience.

Stickley-Stant Faculty Awards – In an effort to be sure there is ongoing recognition of the contributions faculty members make to Blair’s history and traditions, the Alumni Association inaugurated the Stickley-Stant Faculty Service Awards to two current faculty members. The Awards are named for two of Blair’s longest-serving teachers, Elizabeth Stickley and Norman Stant. Their careers at Blair overlapped, and combined they were at Blair from 1928 until 2004.

Alumni News Enhancements – Finishing its 35 th year of publication, the Alumni News became a full color publication for the first time in 2021.

Our Thanks to All of You Who Contributed So Much in 2021- Your Alumni Association  appreciates the support of all of its members. These Blair graduates should receive special  recognition for their voluntary contributions at the highest levels of our Scholarship and Special Projects Fund in 2021.