Craig Rice has the distinction of being the first Alumni Association Hall of Fame Inductee to have graduated from Blair as part of the school’s groundbreaking Magnet program. While in that program, Craig also became an active leader in the Blair community at large, participating in student government, the Mock Trial Club, the Ski Club, and the Safety Committee.
After Blair, Craig graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Computer Science, and embarked on a highly successful career in the business world. But, after being involved in a family tragedy, he realized he wanted to go into public service to prevent similar incidents from occurring in other Montgomery County Communities.
He was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2006 and served until 2010. He then won
election as the District 2 representative on the Montgomery County Council, becoming the youngest
African American ever to serve on the nine-member Council. He served on many Council Committees, and also served one term as Council President.
Craig has always made education his focus, working to build excellence and inclusiveness in Montgomery County’s schools. He is the long-time chair of the Council’s Education and Culture Committee.
Among his many awards and honors is his designation as a Blair High School Magnet Foundation Distinguished Alumni.