Hannah Hekhuis




Name: Hannah Hekhuis
Position: Photo Editor
Graduation Year: 2024
Hi, I'm Hannah (she/her)! Aside from being a photo editor, I enjoy rowing and listening to music.


Stories (2)


Humans of Blair: Building Bridges of Inclusion

By Hannah Hekhuis | March 17, 2022, 9:22 p.m. | In Humans of Blair »

Melissa Young explains what her position at Montgomery Blair High School entails.

Humans of Blair: Finding Herself Backstage

By Hannah Hekhuis | March 15, 2022, 8:34 p.m. | In Humans of Blair »

Meera Kochar McCabe discusses her experiences as a member of Blair Stage Crew.



Images (212)


Photo: Dancers

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 19, 2022, 4:28 p.m.

People in traditional outfits sing and dance.

Photo: Little Miss

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 19, 2022, 4:27 p.m.

Participants in a "Little Miss" pageant wish people a Happy Thanksgiving.

Photo: Giving out Candy

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 19, 2022, 4:27 p.m.

Girl Scouts give candy to the crowd.

Photo: Pack 249

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 19, 2022, 4:26 p.m.

Cub Scout Pack 249 carries a sign through the parade.

Photo: Happenstance Theater

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 19, 2022, 4:26 p.m.

Members of the Happenstance Theater Group perform for spectators.

Photo: No Hate

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 19, 2022, 4:25 p.m.

A person carries a sign reading "no hate" in the parade.

Photo: Ballerinas

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 19, 2022, 4:24 p.m.

Ballet dancers throw candy to children from their float.

Photo: Cheer

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 19, 2022, 4:24 p.m.

Young cheerleaders dance for the crowd.

Photo: Gymnast

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 19, 2022, 4:24 p.m.

A gymnast leaps as part of their routine.

Photo: Evan Glass Supporters

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 19, 2022, 4:23 p.m.

A person campaigning for Evan Glass carries a sign that reads "support people, not guns".

Photo: Jamie Raskin

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 19, 2022, 4:22 p.m.

Maryland representative Jamie Raskin waves to the crowd.

Photo: Blair Marching Band

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 19, 2022, 4:21 p.m.

The Blair marching band plays for the crowd.

Photo: Welcome to the Parade!

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 19, 2022, 4:20 p.m.

A sign welcomes spectators to the parade.

Photo: Scoring

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 10, 2022, 8:01 a.m.

Blazers score a final goal.

Photo: Celebrating

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 10, 2022, 7:58 a.m.

Blazers celebrate after winning the game.

Photo: Protecting the Ball

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 10, 2022, 7:57 a.m.

A Blazer protects the ball from a Bowie player.

Photo: Towards the Goal

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 10, 2022, 7:57 a.m.

Blazers maneuver the ball towards the goal.

Photo: Preparing to Kick

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 10, 2022, 7:54 a.m.

Blair prepares to kick the ball onto the field.

Photo: Kicking

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 10, 2022, 7:53 a.m.

A Blazer kicks the ball across the field to a teammate.

Photo: Fighting for the Ball

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 10, 2022, 7:53 a.m.

Two players race for the ball.

Photo: Referee

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 10, 2022, 7:49 a.m.

The referee watches as a Blair player prepares to throw the ball in.

Photo: Chasing the Ball

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 10, 2022, 7:48 a.m.

Players from both teams chase after the ball.

Photo: Preparing to Enter

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 10, 2022, 7:46 a.m.

Blazers set up to assist their teammates.

Photo: Watching the Game

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 10, 2022, 7:44 a.m.

A ball girl watches the games from the sidelines.

Photo: Receiving

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 9, 2022, 9:14 p.m.

Players prepare to receive the ball.

Photo: Receiving the Ball

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 9, 2022, 9:09 p.m. | In Photo »

Blazer prepares to receive the ball as it's kicked in from the sidelines.

Photo: Competing for the Ball

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 9, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

Players compete for the ball.

Photo: Dancing

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 9, 2022, 9 p.m.

Players dance and celebrate after scoring another goal.

Photo: Throwing In

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 9, 2022, 9 p.m.

Blazer throws the ball in from the sidelines.

Photo: Break Away

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 9, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

Blair player #18 breaks away from a pack of Dulaney players with the ball.

Photo: Sprinting

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 9, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

Two players sprint side-by-side down the field.

Photo: Preparing to Kick

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 9, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

A Blair player prepares to pass the ball.

Photo: Maintaining Possession

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 9, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Blair maintains possession of the ball.

Photo: Outrunning Dulaney

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 9, 2022, 8:52 p.m.

Blair and Dulaney players chase after the ball.

Photo: Preparing to Pass

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 9, 2022, 8:50 p.m.

A Blazer prepares to pass the ball to a teammate.

Photo: Lunging for the Ball

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 9, 2022, 8:50 p.m.

A Blair player lunges after the ball.

Photo: Blocking

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 9, 2022, 8:48 p.m.

A Blazer blocks a Dulaney player from receiving the ball.

Photo: Chasing the Ball

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 9, 2022, 8:47 p.m.

Players run to keep the ball away from Dulaney.

Photo: Celebrating

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 9, 2022, 8:46 p.m.

Blazers celebrate after scoring the first goal of the game.

Photo: Bounce House

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 23, 2022, 8:14 a.m.

Children play in a bounce house while parents watch.

Photo: Setting Up

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 23, 2022, 8:13 a.m.

Families set up in the field to watch the events.

Photo: Flea Bit 'n' Grey

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 23, 2022, 8:12 a.m.

The band Flea Bit 'n' Grey performs for the crowd.

Photo: Waiting for Balloons

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 23, 2022, 8:12 a.m.

Spectators watch as fair officials begin setting up hot air balloons for the evening's display.

Photo: Clothing

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 23, 2022, 8:11 a.m.

Brightly colored dresses are for sale at the fair.

Photo: Candles

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 23, 2022, 8:10 a.m.

One vendor sells various candles at their booth.

Photo: Everything Must Glow

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 23, 2022, 8:10 a.m.

A bubble machine blows bubbles into the crowd outside of the Everything Must Glow tent.

Photo: Ice Cream

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 23, 2022, 8:09 a.m.

People wait in line for ice cream in the sweltering heat.

Photo: Cooking

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 23, 2022, 8:08 a.m.

A lady grills meat at a Thai street food stand.

Photo: Preparing Food

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 23, 2022, 8:06 a.m.

Vendors prepare food at a Thai street food stand.

Photo: Crossing Sticks

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 10, 2022, 5:07 p.m.

A Blazer crosses sticks with a Titan in an attempt to obtain the ball.

Photo: Cheering

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 10, 2022, 5:07 p.m.

Blazers celebrate after they score yet another goal.

Photo: Jumping

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 10, 2022, 5:06 p.m.

Blazers jump and cheer after scoring a goal.

Photo: Running

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 10, 2022, 5:06 p.m.

A Blazer sprints across the field.

Photo: Fighting

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 10, 2022, 5:05 p.m.

Two players fight to get the ball.

Photo: Taking the Ball

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 10, 2022, 5:04 p.m.

#12 takes the ball away from a Titan.

Photo: Keep Away

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 10, 2022, 5:03 p.m.

#5 keeps the ball away from a Titan.

Photo: Fighting For the Ball

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 10, 2022, 5:02 p.m.

Players from both teams fight to gain control of the ball.

Photo: Escaping the Pack

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 10, 2022, 5 p.m.

A Blazer keeps the ball away from a group of Titans.

Photo: Preparing to Pass

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 10, 2022, 4:59 p.m.

A Blair player sets up to pass the ball to a teammate.

Photo: Instructing

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 10, 2022, 4:58 p.m.

One player gives others instructions for the next play.

Photo: Maintaining Control

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 10, 2022, 4:57 p.m.

A Blazer gets control of the ball and keeps it away from the Titans.

Photo: Preparing to Receive

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 10, 2022, 4:54 p.m.

Two Blazers prepare to receive the ball.

Photo: Church

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 5, 2022, 1:16 p.m.

The steeple of a local church is visible over the trees.

Photo: Graveyard

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 5, 2022, 1:15 p.m.

Gravestones rest upon a hill.

Photo: Cows

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 5, 2022, 1:15 p.m.

Cows watch cars pass near the side of the road.

Photo: Camper

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 5, 2022, 1:13 p.m.

An RV camper is parked amongst the trees.

Photo: Mining

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 5, 2022, 1:13 p.m.

A mine is visible on the hilly horizon.

Photo: Coke

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 5, 2022, 1:12 p.m.

On the side of an abandoned store hangs an old Coca-Cola sign.

Photo: Valley

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 5, 2022, 1:11 p.m.

A view of a peaceful cottage in a valley.

Photo: Private Property

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 5, 2022, 1:10 p.m.

A sign on a tree warns people to stay out of the woods.

Photo: In the Field

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 5, 2022, 1:10 p.m.

Cows graze in a local field.

Photo: Welcome to West Virginia

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 5, 2022, 1:08 p.m.

A welcome sign greets visitors to West Virginia.

Photo: Library in Yard

By Hannah Hekhuis | June 12, 2022, 9:57 a.m. | In Photo »

A Little Free Library sits at the edge of someone's yard for people to borrow books.

Photo: Spring Book Sale

By Hannah Hekhuis | June 12, 2022, 9:51 a.m. | In Photo »

A sign on the side of one Little Free Library advertises a spring book sale.

Photo: Peace Symbol

By Hannah Hekhuis | June 12, 2022, 9:50 a.m. | In Photo »

The other side of this Little Free Library is decorated by a peace sign.

Photo: Yin-Yang

By Hannah Hekhuis | June 12, 2022, 9:49 a.m. | In Photo »

A Yin-Yang symbol decorates the side of one Library.

Photo: Closed Little Free Library

By Hannah Hekhuis | June 12, 2022, 9:44 a.m. | In Photo »

A view of one Little Free Library from the outside.

Photo: YA Books

By Hannah Hekhuis | June 12, 2022, 9:42 a.m. | In Photo »

One little free library advertises its selection of young adult (YA) books for readers to enjoy.

Photo: Please Read

By Hannah Hekhuis | June 12, 2022, 9:41 a.m. | In Photo »

One library is decorated with a light on top and a sign encouraging people to read the books provided.

Photo: Inside the Library

By Hannah Hekhuis | June 12, 2022, 9:40 a.m. | In Photo »

A view into one Little Free Library shows the various books available.

Photo: Raising Sticks

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 23, 2022, 11:38 p.m.

Players raise their lacrosse sticks and cheer before re-entering the field after halftime.

Photo: Blair Defense

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 23, 2022, 11:36 p.m.

Blazers defend the field from Wheaton players.

Photo: Preparing to Catch

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 23, 2022, 11:34 p.m.

Players assemble in order to catch the ball when it's thrown the sidelines.

Photo: Running Towards the Goal

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 23, 2022, 11:33 p.m.

A Blazer runs with the ball towards the goal.

Photo: Referee

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 23, 2022, 11:31 p.m.

A referee points players towards the middle of the field.

Photo: Pep Talk

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 23, 2022, 11:30 p.m.

Coaches talk to the team during haltime.

Photo: Walking Off the Field

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 23, 2022, 11:29 p.m.

Players from both teams switch on and off of the field.

Photo: Watching the Game

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 23, 2022, 11:27 p.m.

Players and coaches watch the game from the sidelines.

Photo: Duck Blind

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 18, 2022, 9:43 p.m.

A "duck blind" is set up in the water for waterfowl hunters to use.

Photo: Fishing

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 18, 2022, 9:41 p.m.

Two people stand at the end of the pier to fish.

Photo: Houses Along the Coast

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 18, 2022, 9:41 p.m.

Houses line the coast of the island.

Photo: Reel In And Recycle!

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 18, 2022, 9:40 p.m.

A sign on the pier advises fishers to recycle their fishing line after use.

Photo: Ladder

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 18, 2022, 9:40 p.m.

A ladder off the Romancoke pier leads to the water.

Photo: Boats on Dock

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 18, 2022, 9:39 p.m.

Various private boats line a dock.

Photo: Romancoke Pier

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 18, 2022, 9:39 p.m.

A view of the Romancoke fishing pier.

Photo: American Flag

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 18, 2022, 9:37 p.m.

An American flag waves in the wind above a fence.

Photo: Coastline

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 18, 2022, 9:36 p.m.

Small waves break along the coastline.

Photo: Kayak Launch

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 18, 2022, 9:35 p.m.

Various warning signs surround an entrance to the water.

Photo: Piney Branch Playground

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 16, 2022, 9:28 p.m.

The lower level of the Takoma-Piney Branch Park is used by students at Piney Branch Elementary School.

Photo: Climbing Ropes

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 16, 2022, 9:26 p.m.

The Jackson-Boyd Neighborhood Park includes a rope climbing structure.

Photo: Basketball Court

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 16, 2022, 9:24 p.m.

Art decorates the outside of the Takoma Park Recreation Center basketball court.

Photo: Takoma Park Elementary School

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 16, 2022, 9:24 p.m.

A view of the Takoma Park Elementary School playground.

Photo: Swing Set

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 16, 2022, 9:22 p.m.

The Takoma-Piney Branch Park has a variety of types of swings.

Photo: Dinosaur Skeleton

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 16, 2022, 9:19 p.m.

A climbing structure in the Takoma Park Elementary School playground is modeled after a dinosaur skeleton.

Photo: Motorcycle

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 16, 2022, 9:18 p.m.

A yellow motorcycle is part of the Jackson-Boyd Neighborhood park.

Photo: Small slide

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 16, 2022, 9:16 p.m.

A small slide, intended for younger children, is part of the elaborate playground structure in Opal A. Daniels Neighborhood Park.

Photo: Rose Bush

By Hannah Hekhuis | March 22, 2022, 9:47 p.m.

A rose bush begins to grow in someone's front yard.

Photo: Pink Flowers

By Hannah Hekhuis | March 22, 2022, 9:46 p.m.

Pink flowers grow in a public park.

Photo: Beginning to Bloom

By Hannah Hekhuis | March 22, 2022, 9:45 p.m.

Plants begin to bloom through a metal fence.

Photo: Telephone Pole

By Hannah Hekhuis | March 22, 2022, 9:44 p.m.

Vines begin to bloom and climb around a telephone pole.

Photo: Piney Branch Pool

By Hannah Hekhuis | March 22, 2022, 9:42 p.m.

Flowers grow over the sign for the Piney Branch Indoor Pool.

Photo: Bluebells

By Hannah Hekhuis | March 22, 2022, 9:41 p.m.

Bluebells flowers grow in a Takoma Park yard.

Photo: Wheelbarrow

By Hannah Hekhuis | March 22, 2022, 9:40 p.m.

A wheelbarrow is propped against a bench near a community garden.

Photo: Daffodils Through Fence

By Hannah Hekhuis | March 22, 2022, 9:37 p.m.

Yellow daffodils grow through the fence surrounding a local house.

Photo: Humans of Blair: Without Borders

By Hannah Hekhuis | March 17, 2022, 9:25 p.m.

Ms. Young leads a weekly meeting of the club Without Borders.

Photo: Humans of Blair: Melissa Young

By Hannah Hekhuis | March 17, 2022, 9:24 p.m.

Melissa Young (she/her), Latino Achievement Coordinator at Blair.

Photo: Humans of Blair: Meera and Mr. Crabtree

By Hannah Hekhuis | March 15, 2022, 10:19 p.m.

Meera with one of the Blair Stage Crew sponsors, Brandon Crabtree.

Photo: Humans of Blair: Meera Kochar McCabe

By Hannah Hekhuis | March 15, 2022, 8:36 p.m.

Meera Kochar McCabe (she/her), sophomore at Montgomery Blair High School.

Photo: Outside of the Protest

By Hannah Hekhuis | Feb. 28, 2022, 5:26 p.m.

One person towards the outskirts of the protest carried many signs expressing their opinions.

Photo: I Stand With Ukraine

By Hannah Hekhuis | Feb. 28, 2022, 5:26 p.m.

One poster reads "I stand with Ukraine".

Photo: Holding Balloons

By Hannah Hekhuis | Feb. 28, 2022, 5:24 p.m.

Some people at the protest carried balloons in the Ukrainian colors, as well as signs.

Photo: Flags Above the Fence

By Hannah Hekhuis | Feb. 28, 2022, 5:23 p.m.

Protestors hold a variety of Ukrainian flags at the protest.

Photo: Star-Spangled Banner

By Hannah Hekhuis | Feb. 28, 2022, 5:21 p.m.

A protestor holds a sign with a lyric from "The Star-Spangled Banner" on it.

Photo: Putin

By Hannah Hekhuis | Feb. 28, 2022, 5:20 p.m.

A protestor holds a sign that reads, "Putin kills our children".

Photo: Walking to the Protest

By Hannah Hekhuis | Feb. 28, 2022, 5:19 p.m.

People walk to the protest with flags and posters to support the cause.

Photo: Holding Signs

By Hannah Hekhuis | Feb. 28, 2022, 5:18 p.m.

People hold signs and sing the Ukrainian national anthem.

Photo: Speaker

By Hannah Hekhuis | Feb. 28, 2022, 5:18 p.m.

People yell various cheers and calls into a megaphone to motivate the crowd.

Photo: Posing for a Picture

By Hannah Hekhuis | Feb. 28, 2022, 5:15 p.m.

Two people dressed in traditional Ukrainian outfits pose for a photo.

Photo: White House

By Hannah Hekhuis | Feb. 28, 2022, 5:15 p.m.

People wave flags and hold signs in front of the White House.

Photo: The Anthem

By Hannah Hekhuis | Feb. 10, 2022, 9:36 p.m.

The Anthem, a music hall in DC, advertises various musicians.

Photo: Flags Above the Dock

By Hannah Hekhuis | Feb. 10, 2022, 9:33 p.m.

Two American flags hang over a dock.

Photo: Skating Along the River

By Hannah Hekhuis | Feb. 10, 2022, 9:32 p.m.

People ice skate on a temporary rink near the river.

Photo: Flying Above the Anacostia

By Hannah Hekhuis | Feb. 10, 2022, 9:32 p.m.

An airplane flies in above the Anacostia.

Photo: The "Vaquita"

By Hannah Hekhuis | Feb. 10, 2022, 9:31 p.m.

A boat named the “Vaquita” is tethered at one of the docks in the wharf.

Photo: View of the Monument

By Hannah Hekhuis | Feb. 10, 2022, 9:30 p.m.

The Washington Monument is visible over the city skyline.

Photo: Plane Flies Over Boats

By Hannah Hekhuis | Feb. 10, 2022, 9:28 p.m.

A plane flies into the airport above several covered boats.

Photo: Street From Above

By Hannah Hekhuis | Feb. 10, 2022, 9:26 p.m.

A view of people walking along the waterfront.

Photo: Kids Sledding

By Hannah Hekhuis | Jan. 4, 2022, 12:30 p.m.

Kids drag their sleds up the hill behind TPMS.

Photo: A Snowy Dead End

By Hannah Hekhuis | Jan. 4, 2022, 12:24 p.m.

Cars and trees are covered in snow on a dead-end street in Takoma Park

Photo: Snow Over a Gate

By Hannah Hekhuis | Jan. 4, 2022, 12:23 p.m.

Branches behind a wooden gate are covered in snow.

Photo: Snow on Branches

By Hannah Hekhuis | Jan. 4, 2022, 12:23 p.m.

Snow balances precariously on tree branches in front of someone's home.

Photo: Snowy Pine Trees

By Hannah Hekhuis | Jan. 4, 2022, 12:22 p.m.

Massive pine trees in Takoma Park bend under the weight of the snow.

Photo: Bush Covered in Snow

By Hannah Hekhuis | Jan. 4, 2022, 12:20 p.m.

Snow gathers on a large bush, forcing it down towards the ground.

Photo: Snow-covered Road

By Hannah Hekhuis | Jan. 4, 2022, 12:18 p.m.

A street in Silver Spring is covered in snow, and few cars have made it through.

Photo: Frozen Dog Park

By Hannah Hekhuis | Jan. 4, 2022, 12:17 p.m.

Chairs and furniture in the Takoma Park dog park are covered in snow.

Photo: Snow in the Forest

By Hannah Hekhuis | Jan. 4, 2022, 12:16 p.m.

Trees behind TPMS are covered in snow.

Photo: A Snowy Baseball Field

By Hannah Hekhuis | Jan. 4, 2022, 12:14 p.m.

The Takoma Park Middle School baseball field was covered in several inches of snow.

Photo: Fighting to the Ground

By Hannah Hekhuis | Dec. 10, 2021, 1:41 p.m.

A Blazer tries to wrestle their Churchill opponent to the ground.

Photo: View From the Bleachers

By Hannah Hekhuis | Dec. 10, 2021, 1:40 p.m.

The view of a match from on the bleachers.

Photo: Almost a Win

By Hannah Hekhuis | Dec. 10, 2021, 1:35 p.m.

A Blazer successfully gets their opponent to the ground.

Photo: Preparing to Fight

By Hannah Hekhuis | Dec. 10, 2021, 1:35 p.m.

Opponents get into position before their match begins.

Photo: Fighting for the Win

By Hannah Hekhuis | Dec. 10, 2021, 1:26 p.m.

Players fight to get a better grip on each other.

Photo: Two Fights at Once

By Hannah Hekhuis | Dec. 10, 2021, 1:25 p.m.

Two matches occur in the gym at the same time.

Photo: Fighting to Break Free

By Hannah Hekhuis | Dec. 10, 2021, 1:23 p.m.

A Blazer tries to break the grip her Churchill opponent has on her.

Photo: Shaking Hands Before Fighting

By Hannah Hekhuis | Dec. 10, 2021, 1:22 p.m.

Opponents shake hands before their match begins.

Photo: Encouraging Players From the Sidelines

By Hannah Hekhuis | Dec. 10, 2021, 1:14 p.m.

Coaches and players cheer for their teammates on the mat.

Photo: Pilgrims and a Turkey

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 23, 2021, 9:25 a.m.

Teens dressed up as pilgrims walk in front of a massive inflatable turkey.

Photo: Cub Scout Fire

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 23, 2021, 9:23 a.m.

Young cub scouts roast marshmallows over a pretend fire as part of their display.

Photo: Traditional Dancers

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 23, 2021, 9:21 a.m.

Dancers show off their skills and traditional outfits during the parade.

Photo: Scout Troops

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 23, 2021, 9:19 a.m.

Troop 2474 displays a banner to show their support and inclusion of all people.

Photo: Antique Car Display

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 23, 2021, 9:18 a.m.

People display their antique cars during the parade.

Photo: Montgomery Parks

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 23, 2021, 9:16 a.m.

Montgomery Parks workers wave to the crowd from their elaborate ride.

Photo: Akhmedova Ballet Academy

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 23, 2021, 9:15 a.m.

Students from the Akhmedova Ballet Academy throw candy to the crowd from their float.

Photo: Miss Black America

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 23, 2021, 9:12 a.m.

A young girl participating in the Little Miss Black America pageant waves and blows a kiss at the crowd.

Photo: This is What Democracy Looks Like

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 23, 2021, 9:11 a.m.

People supporting Brandy Brooks march down the route, playing guitar and chanting, "This is what democracy looks like" in support of their candidate.

Photo: Holiday Carolers

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 23, 2021, 9:08 a.m.

An acapella group sings Christmas carols as they travel down the parade route.

Photo: Six Skeletons

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 1, 2021, 1:49 p.m.

Six massive skeletons surround this house.

Photo: Graveyard and Ghosts

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 1, 2021, 1:48 p.m.

Gravestones, ghosts, and skeletons decorate this front yard.

Photo: Skull and Bones Flag

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 1, 2021, 1:45 p.m.

A homemade skull and cross-bones flag hangs from the window of a local house.

Photo: Glow-in-the-dark Eyes

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 1, 2021, 1:44 p.m.

Glow-in-the-dark eyes look out at people along the street.

Photo: Haunted Cat

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 1, 2021, 1:43 p.m.

An inflatable cat in a front yard lights up and moves its head to shock "trick or treaters".

Photo: Cutouts In The Window

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 1, 2021, 1:42 p.m.

Cutouts of spooky scenes decorate windows in this Silver Spring house.

Photo: Spooky Street Signs

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 1, 2021, 1:41 p.m.

Homemade street signs in a local front yard direct tourists to the “haunted” versions of nearby streets.

Photo: Front Yard Graves

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 1, 2021, 1:41 p.m.

Gravestones and skeletons are arranged in a homemade graveyard.

Photo: Blair Album Club

By Hannah Hekhuis | Oct. 20, 2021, 1:17 p.m.

Club founders, NuAmen Audena and Aditya Das, lead a discussion about Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon."

Photo: Conducting The Band

By Hannah Hekhuis | Oct. 10, 2021, 5:06 p.m.

The conductor instructs the Blair marching band.

Photo: Talking With Family

By Hannah Hekhuis | Oct. 10, 2021, 5:04 p.m.

After scoring the winning touchdown, a player is congratulated by family and fans.

Photo: Waiting To Play

By Hannah Hekhuis | Oct. 10, 2021, 5:03 p.m.

A Blazer takes a break from watching the game to pose for the camera.

Photo: Tackle!

By Hannah Hekhuis | Oct. 10, 2021, 5:02 p.m.

Blair and Rockville fight to get closer to another touchdown.

Photo: Hike Position

By Hannah Hekhuis | Oct. 10, 2021, 4:58 p.m.

Blazers continue their journey down the field.

Photo: Attempting To Score

By Hannah Hekhuis | Oct. 10, 2021, 4:57 p.m.

Blair players attempt to score, and successfully get the ball closer to the endzone.

Photo: Powder Toss

By Hannah Hekhuis | Oct. 10, 2021, 4:55 p.m.

The crowd tosses colored powder in the air and cheers to show their support for Blair.

Photo: Cheering From The Bleachers

By Hannah Hekhuis | Oct. 10, 2021, 4:54 p.m.

One student leads the crowd in a call and response cheer.

Photo: Watching The Team

By Hannah Hekhuis | Oct. 10, 2021, 4:52 p.m.

A cheerleader watches the game and supports the players.

Photo: Tuba Players

By Hannah Hekhuis | Oct. 10, 2021, 4:51 p.m.

Two tuba players from the marching band talk and practice before halftime.

Photo: Cheering For The Team

By Hannah Hekhuis | Oct. 10, 2021, 4:16 p.m.

The Cheer team encourages the team and crowd during the game.

Photo: Blazer Banner

By Hannah Hekhuis | Oct. 10, 2021, 4:14 p.m.

The Cheer team sets up a banner for the team to run through.

Photo: CVS Artwork

By Hannah Hekhuis | Oct. 4, 2021, 1:27 p.m.

A floral mural on the side of a local CVS adds a pop of color to the town.

Photo: Acorn Park

By Hannah Hekhuis | Oct. 4, 2021, 1:26 p.m.

Acorn Park is decorated with a timeline of murals showing the history of Silver Spring.

Photo: Studying The Artwork

By Hannah Hekhuis | Oct. 4, 2021, 1:26 p.m.

A local resident appreciates one of the many historic murals in Acorn Park.

Photo: Sewing The Fabric Of Our Community 2

By Hannah Hekhuis | Oct. 4, 2021, 1:25 p.m.

Not only does this painting brighten an otherwise dull building, but the mural represents the diverse Silver Spring community.

Photo: Sewing The Fabric Of Our Community 1

By Hannah Hekhuis | Oct. 4, 2021, 1:23 p.m.

Artists Kate Deciccio and Rose Jaffe produced this mural during the summer of 2015 on the side of a furniture store.

Photo: Dreams Of Knowledge 2

By Hannah Hekhuis | Oct. 4, 2021, 1:23 p.m.

Titles of famous novels and authors decorate this wall in the park.

Photo: Dreams Of Knowledge 1

By Hannah Hekhuis | Oct. 4, 2021, 1:21 p.m.

A spin on the well-known “Starry Night” painting, the mural “Dreams of Knowledge” was designed by Roza Matlin for a Silver Spring park.

Photo: The Expanse Of Good

By Hannah Hekhuis | Oct. 4, 2021, 1:19 p.m.

Artists Peter Krsko and Alicia Cosnahan created “The Expanse of Good” to brighten the side of El Gavilian, a local restaurant.

Photo: My Toucan

By Hannah Hekhuis | Oct. 4, 2021, 1:18 p.m.

The side of the restaurant El Golfo is decorated with the “My Toucan” mural, designed by artist Peter Krsko.

Photo: High-Fiving Teammates

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 28, 2021, 8:30 p.m.

Players high-five after a substitution.

Photo: Breaking Through The Pack

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 28, 2021, 8:21 p.m.

The Blair girls fight to get the ball away from the Titans.

Photo: Chasing After The Ball

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 28, 2021, 8:17 p.m.

Two Blazers run after the ball and attempt to score.

Photo: Watching The Game

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 28, 2021, 2:11 p.m.

The Blair coach and players watch the game from the sidelines.

Photo: Racing For The Ball

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 28, 2021, 2:06 p.m.

#17 chases after the ball.

Photo: Shooting For A Goal

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 28, 2021, 2:04 p.m.

#27 passes a Titan and shoots for the goal.

Photo: Final Goal

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 28, 2021, 2:04 p.m.

Blair scores the final goal of the night, bringing the score up to 4-0.

Photo: Cheering From The Sidelines

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 28, 2021, 1:56 p.m.

Blazers cheer on their teammates after an exciting play.

Photo: Girls Soccer Blair vs Einstein #1

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 26, 2021, 5:39 p.m.

Blair vs Einstein game on Friday, Sept 24

Photo: Standing Up

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 9, 2021, 1:47 p.m.

The command “brace” lets Micha know when it’s time to help his owner stand up.

Photo: Pulling The Bike

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 9, 2021, 1:46 p.m.

Micha is trained to pull objects, such as a bike or a cart.

Photo: Helping Undress

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 9, 2021, 1:45 p.m.

Micha helps his owner undress pulling on the appropriate article of clothing.

Photo: Removing Shoes

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 9, 2021, 1:44 p.m.

Micha grabs his owner’s shoe to help her take it off.

Photo: Waiting to Cross

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 9, 2021, 1:43 p.m.

Micha waits to cross the street to avoid leading his owner into oncoming traffic.

Photo: Playing Fetch

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 9, 2021, 1:41 p.m.

Playing fetch gives Micah the opportunity to practice retrieving objects while having fun.

Photo: Playing In The Creek

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 9, 2021, 1:38 p.m.

When he is off duty, Micha enjoys playing in the creek. It’s important for him to have experience with a wide variety of activities, and he is learning to love swimming.



Galleries (21)


Gallery: Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 19, 2022, 4:19 p.m. | In Photo »

Scenes from the Thanksgiving parade on 11/19.

Gallery: Blazers Destroy Bowie in Playoff Game

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 9, 2022, 9:12 p.m. | In Photo »

On Saturday (11/05/22), the Blair soccer team defeated Bowie in the quarter-finals, moving them up in the playoffs.

Gallery: Blazers Defeat Dulaney in Playoff Game

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 9, 2022, 1:05 p.m. | In Photo »

The Blazers won against Dulaney this Saturday in the quarter-final game with a score of 3-0.

Gallery: Montgomery County Fair Grounds

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 23, 2022, 8:03 a.m. | In Photo »

During the weekend of 9/17-9/18, the Montgomery County Fair Grounds were full of vendors, children's games, and hot air balloons!

Gallery: Blair Defeats Einstein at First Game of the Season

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 10, 2022, 4:53 p.m. | In Photo »

The Blazers destroyed the Titans on 9/8 with a final score of 4-0.

Gallery: Terra Alta, West Virginia

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 5, 2022, 1:06 p.m. | In Photo »

Scenes from life in Terra Alta, West Virginia during late August.

Gallery: Local Little Free Libraries

By Hannah Hekhuis | June 12, 2022, 9:39 a.m. | In Photo »

Little Free Libraries are fairly common throughout the neighborhoods of Takoma Park, where residents decorate their libraries in a variety of ways.

Gallery: Blair Lacrosse Defeats Wheaton

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 23, 2022, 11:25 p.m. | In Photo »

On 04/20/22, the Blazers defeated Wheaton with a score of 20-0.

Gallery: A Day on Kent Island

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 18, 2022, 9:34 p.m. | In Photo »

Photos from Kent Island, MD, over Easter weekend.

Gallery: The Parks of Takoma Park

By Hannah Hekhuis | April 16, 2022, 9:15 p.m. | In Photo »

Scenes from a selection of Takoma Park's many public playgrounds.

Gallery: Signs of Spring in Takoma Park

By Hannah Hekhuis | March 22, 2022, 9:33 p.m. | In Photo »

Spring plants have recently begun to bloom in the Takoma Park area.

Gallery: Protest in Support of Ukraine

By Hannah Hekhuis | Feb. 28, 2022, 5:13 p.m. | In Photo »

On Sunday, 02/27/22, thousands of protestors gathered outside of the White House to encourage President Biden to impose sanctions upon Russia.

Gallery: A Winter Day at the Wharf

By Hannah Hekhuis | Feb. 10, 2022, 9:23 p.m. | In Photo »

Scenes from the DC Wharf depict winter life in the city.

Gallery: First Snowstorm of 2022

By Hannah Hekhuis | Jan. 4, 2022, 12:11 p.m. | In Photo »

On January 3rd, Montgomery County was hit with the first snowstorm of the year. About 8 inches accumulated in the Takoma Park/Silver Spring area.

Gallery: Intense Blair vs. Churchill Wrestling Match

By Hannah Hekhuis | Dec. 10, 2021, 1 p.m. | In Photo »

Significant moments from the Blair vs. Churchill wrestling match on 12/08/21.

Gallery: Silver Spring Thanksgiving Parade

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 23, 2021, 9:07 a.m. | In Photo »

The most memorable groups and performances from the MOCO/Silver Spring Thanksgiving parade.

Gallery: Spooky Season in Silver Spring

By Hannah Hekhuis | Nov. 1, 2021, 1:39 p.m. | In Photo »

Exploring the best Halloween decorations in neighborhoods of Silver Spring and Takoma Park.

Gallery: Homecoming Game VS. Rockville

By Hannah Hekhuis | Oct. 10, 2021, 5:07 p.m.

The Blazers managed to win this difficult game with a final score of 42-31.

Gallery: Exploring Art On The Streets Of Silver Spring

By Hannah Hekhuis | Oct. 4, 2021, 1:17 p.m.

Throughout Silver Spring, murals decorate buildings and parks in an effort for city beautification.

Gallery: Girls Varsity Soccer VS. Einstein

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 28, 2021, 1:53 p.m. | In Blair »

Blair defeats the Einstein Titans 4-0

Gallery: A Day In The Life Of A Working Dog

By Hannah Hekhuis | Sept. 7, 2021, 4:13 p.m. | In Photo »

While many people have a basic understanding of the purpose of service dogs, few are aware of the numerous demands placed on these dogs. From towing heavy loads to helping with the laundry, service dogs can help make various tasks easier for their owners, and often greatly improve their quality of life.