Published : Thursday, October 4, 2018 | 12:06 PM
Students from Blair School raised nearly $3000 dollars for the Pasadena Humane Society during its 20th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk fundraiser, placing the group of students as the 4th largest monetary contributor to the event. The group, anointed as the Blair Necessities, launched a campaign of internet and local fundraising under the direction of middle school English teacher Christine McLaughlin.
On the day of the event, the Blair Necessities turned out in force to walk dogs, either their own or borrowed from willing neighbors, around the Rose Bowl to help bring attention to the plight of abandoned animals and the good work of the Humane Society. Blair School incorporates public service as part of its curriculum. The fundraising campaign for the Humane Society broadened students’ horizons outside of the classroom and focused them on needs in the local community. The amount of money raised by this public school was astounding.
Blair’s International Baccalaureate program is an internationally accredited program, widely recognized for its academic rigor and global mindedness. Blair School is a public school in the Pasadena Unified School District serving grades 6-12. It is an accredited International Baccalaureate World School that was recently listed on the Washington Post’s list of the most challenging high schools in the United States and is one of only 38 schools in the United States authorized for all three of IBO’s secondary programs. This program is available free for all PUSD residents. Students outside the district may apply. No test required for admittance.
Blair High School, 1135 South Euclid Ave., Pasadena, (626) 396-5820 or visit www.pusd.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=55.