Special Projects Fund
In addition to its Scholarship Program, the Alumni Association has been the driving force behind several landmark events related to the school.
The first was in May of 1998, when the Alumni Association organized a “Farewell to Blair at Wayne Ave.” celebration to mark the closing of that location after 63 years. Over 2,000 Blair grads and their families returned to the school for a one-day program that included: a morning to “walk the halls” and visit old classrooms and teachers; a program in the Stickley Auditorium featuring student and faculty speakers from each decade; and a last Sock Hop that evening in the Boys Gym. The event was covered by several local newspapers (the Washington Post ran an article, pictures, and a “There’s No More Blair There” editorial by ’62 grad Ben Stein) and four television stations. At least one member of every class to attend the Wayne Ave. school was present for the program. For a video of the day’s activities, visit our Alumni Store.
The next big event was in 2005 when the Alumni Association organized a “Blair 60’s Weekend”, hosting over 500 grads and guests for a two-day homage to the early 1960’s (1960-66). The weekend included an alumni basketball game at the Wayne Ave. gym, a “Hot Shoppe Party” (with Mighty Moes and other Hot Shoppe food), a trip down memory lane at the Silver Theater, and a Saturday night dance reminiscent of the dances at the National Guard Armory. There is also a video of this event available in the Alumni Store.
In addition to these events, the Alumni Association has provided ongoing support to our school in many ways over the years. Some of these projects have included:
Sponsoring the “Farewell to Blair at Wayne. Ave.” event in 1998
Sponsoring the “Golden Chips” magazine produced by the Silver Chips staff
Sponsoring the 75th Anniversary edition of Silver Chips
Establishing the Blair Alumni Association Hall of Fame
Sponsoring the Blair 75th Anniversary weekend
Sponsoring the Blair 80th Anniversary weekend
Participating in/contributing to the Blair Graduation Venue program
Restoring and re-displaying the memorial honoring Blair students who have died in combat
Donating two new scorer’s tables to the Athletic Department
Supporting the Blair Human Rights Club 2017 Spring Event