AboutA Brief Program History: Established in 1988 at Montgomery Blair High School
to provide students with the opportunity to strengthen their skills in the
humanities and media fields, the CAP has drawn students from around the
county to participate in its four-year interdisciplinary program. Offering unique
courses in a wide variety of communication media taught by experienced
instructors, the CAP involves students in a creative program which encourages
them to become active not only in the Blair community, but the vast world beyond.
Accolades for the Program: Students in the CAP have gained continual acclaim
and recognition for student accomplishments since the program began.
Among the most recent include:
|CSPAN Award||Melissa Mergner|
|CSPAN’s Classroom Student Cam Video Documentary|
|Semifinalists in 2010 National||Jewel Galbraith|
|Merit Scholarship Competition||Casey Goldvale|
|Semifinalists in 2009 National||Meredith Metcalf|
|Merit Scholarship Competition||Caroline Pitt|
|Semifinalists in 2008 National||Rehana Mohammed|
|Achievement Scholarship Competition||Ashley Cantune|
Maryland Scholastic Press Association Awards: Staff members of Blair’s
acclaimed newspaper, Silver Chips, is a consistent winner of MSPA Awards in
multiple categories. Silver Chips was recently named winner of the 2009 NSPA.
The Washington Post’s Crystal Ball Contest: The CAP Classes of 1999, 2001,
and 2008 have each been commended nationally (by CNN, MSNBC, the Post,
and others) for their political research savvy, when the student predictions for
the national elections were more accurate than those of any professional
15% percent of the class of 2000 earned National Merit Scholarship Honors.