Lacey EdgeSchool: Oakland Mills High SchoolHometown...

STUDENT STANDOUT

January 24, 1994

Lacey Edge

School: Oakland Mills High School

Hometown: Columbia

Age: 17

Lacey serves as vice president of the school's Student Government Association and belongs to the National Honor Society. She is head of Peer Leaders of Oakland Mills, a group of students trained to counsel elementary and middle school students to say no to drugs and resist peer pressure. She has been part of that group for four years.

Lacey runs long distance and is a shot-putter for the school's track team. Outside of school, she swims competitively. She was named to the All-Maryland Zone Swim Team in 1992 when she belonged to Retriever Aquatics, a club sport affiliated with the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She also belongs to the Columbia Association's Oakland Mills Swim Club.

Lacey will be part of a handful of Oakland Mills students who will travel to Madrid, Spain, and Lisbon, Portugal, during spring break to learn about different cultures and traditions.

Plans: She is interested in majoring in either the sciences or Spanish. "They're my favorite subjects," she says.

Her comments: She believes drugs and violence are two pressing issues among teens.

"We think we can't make a difference but we really can," she says. "We have so much going for us. There are so many opportunities to get involved. It's best to work with [elementary and middle school students] because they're so impressionable."

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