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Blake Athletics Department wins the MCPS Sportsmanship Award!

The Blake Athletic Department is extremely happy to announce that Blake has been named the MCPS Sportsmanship Award winner for the 2011-2012 school year! This award is the highest award given to an MCPS Athletic Department, and the only one that comes with a monetary amount - $2000 to the winning school. This is Blake’s second time winning the award since MCPS Athletics instituted the program in 2006. The standings are calculated from evaluations submitted by Athletic Administrators, Administrators, Coaches, and Officials.

This award was won due to the stress put on sportsmanship by our coaches, athletic administrators, school administrators, students, and parents. I appreciate all of your hard work, and am happy to work with a group that values sportsmanship.

For more information on the MCPS Sportsmanship Award program, click here.


3 Blake seniors chosen for Superintendent's Leadership Program

Three Blake seniors were selected to participate in the Superintendent’s Leadership Internship Program this coming school year. Blake has never had more than one student per year be chosen for this competitive opportunity. They will attend Blake for 4 periods each day and then report to the SLP internship.

Congratulations to…
Denise Venero
Estefania Velez
Alexis Ford


John's Hopkins University Highlights Mrs. Elaine Power- August 2012

Mrs. Power had enrolled in John Hopkin's University's Certificate in Biotechnology Education program and has now brought biotechnology to Blake High School. This is a course new to Blake High School and makes a wonderful addition to our science department


Blake's Caroline Wannen - Three-Sport Student Athlete - July 2012

The Washington Post features an article on Blake senior (class of 2013) Caroline Wannen, a three sport student-athlete and University of Maryland recruit for Girls Lacrosse. The article includes a video of Caroline.


Blake High School Wins ''It’s Academic'' Superbowl - June 2012

Blake High School capped off its stellar season with a stunning victory over Catonsville and Louisa Counties to win the It's Academic Superbowl for the 2012 School Year. Congratulations Bengals.


Blake High School Gay-Straight Alliance - May 2012

Blake High School students spread the message of Tolerance around the world.


Blake Alumni Makes Video - March 2012

Blake Alumni, Priska Neely, was co-editor-in-chief of The Blake Beat with Gilad Barlev, in 2004-2005. She partnered with Sally Lok, one of Blake's best TV Production kids, and made a youtube video called “Ode to Condiments”. Check It out Below.


Riderwood Scholarship Recipients - March 2012

These 6 Blake students were among the 35 recipients of the Riderwood Scholarship which is awarded to qualifying seniors who work at Riderwood Community in food service. A special awards ceremony was held in their honor. Blake senior Cadijah Walcott was chosen as student speaker for the event.

Riderwood Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to Riderwood Scholarship Recipients: Lola Oluremi, Joann Valentin, Tracy Velasquez, Cadijah Walcott, Henry Aparicio, Abigail Asantewaa


Blake High School Student Wins Prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship - March 2012

James Hubert Blake High School Senior Rhea Wyse has been named a recipient of the Morehead-Cain Scholarship, which provides full funding to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the only MCPS student to receive the prestigious scholarship this year. The total value of the scholarship is nearly $100,000 and covers tuition, student fees, housing, meals, books and a laptop, as well as four tailored summer enrichment experiences. Blake High School Principal Christopher Berry said, “Rhea has excelled in her four years at Blake both inside the classroom and out. This scholarship comes as no surprise to her teachers and fellow students, and affirms her hard work on behalf of the Blake community.” The Morehead-Cain was the first merit scholarship program established in the United States. There are currently 230 Morehead-Cain Scholars enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill.


rhea wyse


Blake High Students Get Silly for Cancer Research

As part of “Pennies for Patients,” students and faculty hope to raise $10,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


Congratulations Trey Cooper

Congratulate Nero "Trey" Cooper on his committment to Towson University next fall. He is the first boys soccer player from Blake to continue their career at NCAA division I school.


Operation Welcome Home

Blake High School students and staff drove to BWI airport to welcome troops home. Many students held signs and banners supporting our troops.


Congratulations to The Blake Beat

The Blake Beat was named “Best in Show” as the top high school newspaper in Maryland Friday at a joint conference hosted by the Towson University Journalism Department and the Maryland District of Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Three hundred student journalists from 22 high school newspapers attended the conference, including Blake Beat editors-in-chief Savannah Doane-Malotte and Kristen Frese.

Additionally, Aron Crews won first in the state in news photography, while an article double-bylined Josh Paunil and Eddie Madden won first in the state for sports reporting.

The Sherwood Warrior was named as the third-ranked newspaper in the state.

Signature Coordinator Peter Daddone, who did not vote in the Best in Show competition, is president of the MDCSPA.


Blake Football Gets It Done In The Clutch

The James H. Blake High School football team has finished the past six seasons with these final records, consecutively since 2005: 1-9, 1-9, 2-8, 2-8, 3-7 and 1-9.
After its 33-30, come-from-behind win Thursday over Thomas S. Wootton in Silver Spring, the Bengals are in unfamiliar territory. They are 4-2 and right in the thick of the 4A North Region playoff hunt.


Spring All-Met Athletes

The Washington Post released its Spring All-Met section today, recognizing the top student-athletes in the Washington Metro area. If you see the following Blake student-athletes, please congratulate them on their achievements:

  • Brittany Atkins – 1st Team All-Met, Gymnastics (Only the fifth Bengal to ever be named All-Met)

  • Cody Acker – 2nd Team All-Met, Baseball (Also named Preseason All-State by the Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches)

  • Bridget Hawvermale – Honorable Mention All-Met, Softball (Will play for the University of Maryland next year; 2nd consecutive year being honored by The Post)

  • Monika Looney – Honorable Mention All-Met, Gymnastics (2nd consecutive year being honored by The Post)

  • Meredith Mathis – Honorable Mention All-Met, Softball (2nd consecutive year being honored by The Post)

  • Max Shannon – Honorable Mention All-Met, Baseball (Will play for Salisbury University next year)

Public-private partnership brings classroom to life

A rainbow appeared over Grace Mlingi's head as she spoke May 19 outside the house she helped build in Aspen Hill, which some in the crowd saw as an symbol of two years worth of hard work paying off. Mlingi, of White Oak, spoke to about 100 people about getting a taste of a career in construction management while working with other students from the Thomas Edison High School of Technology on the program's 38th house.


Silver Spring teen defies gravity during weeklong space camp

Sixteen-year-old Bella Barriga, a junior at James Hubert Blake High School in Silver Spring, took a break last week from her normal hobbies—practicing tennis, browsing Facebook and hanging out with friends—to try on a space suit and see what a career in aerospace engineering might be like.


Montgomery County teachers get advanced training in science lab

Nasrin Saikh, an Advanced Placement biology teacher at James Hubert Blake High School who attended the training, agreed.

"There should be no excuses for a teacher not to do this," she said. "We have the resources."


Silver Spring skater, 15, dreams of competing in Olympics

For Robert, being an Olympic skater is a dream for the future. He said he won't know whether he's good enough for a few years, after several more rounds of regional and national competitions, and after his parents have invested tens of thousands of dollars more in his passion.

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