A transformative time [Editorial]

A transformative time [Editorial]

Through the cheers, fears and tears of what is an emotional, enlightening and exciting time for all of those touched by a graduation this week is the transformative nature of what so many of these young people are accomplishing.

Chad Shetterly, a 17-year-old member of Aberdeen High School’s Class of 2018, is but one example. He developed a drone program that, in partnership with a 911 dispatch center, can be used to deliver lifesaving medication to a designated location.

In Harford County, as most folks know, one of the most pervasive health crises is the overdose epidemic caused by a wave of those hooked on prescription painkillers and other opioids used as substitutes to...