Drug, alcohol summit set


Students of Carroll County's five high schools will hold the fourth annual Drug and Alcohol Summit for 120 students of the county's middle schools March 25 at Martin's Westminster.

The purpose of the conference is to persuade attendees and their peers to stay away from drugs and alcohol.

Joanne Hayes, anti-drug coordinator for the public schools, and other officials have coordinated the event, allowing the students to plan and conduct the summit.

Paul Engle, an instructor at Mount Airy Middle School, will be keynote speaker at the conference, which will start at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 1:50 p.m.

The 120 students, who will form into three groups, will be bussed from their schools to Westminster for the summit and returned that afternoon.

Andy Smith, chairman of the committee, will conduct opening ceremonies and introduce County Commissioner Elmer Lippy.

An evaluation of the program will conclude the summit, officials said.

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