Students hail drug summit, plan for fifth one next year

April 23, 1993|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

The Carroll County Drug and Alcohol Summit was a success, and planning has begun for the 1994 summit, say 12 high school students who planned and oversaw the fourth annual event.

More than 100 students from the seven middle schools that attended this year's summit indicated enthusiasm for the program, and many asked to return next year, the committee reported in a release at its meeting Monday.

Paul Engle, a teacher at Mount Airy Middle School, was the keynote speaker at the event, held March 25 in Westminster.

Mr. Engle's presentation received high praise from 76 of the 90 students who completed evaluation forms. Ratings were on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 the highest score.

Paul Welliver, who spoke on sports medicine, steroids and wellness, received an overwhelming evaluation, with 85 student ratings in the 4 and 5 categories.

Robert Foor-Hogue, who spoke to the middle school students on the effects of smoking, second-hand smoke and potential harm to pregnant woman and their babies, received 62 votes in the 5 category and 26 in the 4 category.

The summit program has been supported in part by service clubs in the area, who were thanked Monday for their confidence and contributions.

Andy Smith, chairman of the summit committee, said the group would meet again May 24.

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