North Carroll High wins $125 for Prom Promise

June 17, 1994

North Carroll students placed 19th in the regional Prom Promise competition and won $125 for their school.

About 200 schools, in Maryland and the surrounding states, participated in Nationwide Insurance Company's annual effort to demonstrate the dangers of drinking and driving.

Nearly 50 percent of North Carroll students signed the pledge to avoid alcohol and drugs, especially on prom night.

"So often, students see and hear adults telling them what not to do," said Rob Wedge, guidance counselor at the Hampstead school.

"That often falls short of the ultimate goal. When their peers tell them, they are part of a class and school effort where students are helping other students."

Mr. Wedge said the prize money would go to the Students Helping Other People and the Students Against Driving Drunk clubs.

Hair salon raises $853 for family

Attitudes Unlimited hair salon in Hampstead had a cut-a-thon Saturday to benefit the children of a Hampstead woman who died of breast cancer last year.

The 12-hour event, which offered haircuts and manicures for $6 each, raised $853 from 115 customers who took advantage of the bargain prices and raffle, said Sherry Waddell, salon owner.

Donna (Meeks) Powell, 32, died in May 1993 of breast cancer. She left behind a husband and three children. Mrs. Powell's parents, George and Joan Hammersla, are raising the children -- Michael Meeks, 13, Jerry Powell, 7, and Tiffany Powell, 5.

Mrs. Hammersla said the children need new clothes, which the )) cut-a-thon proceeds will buy. Carroll Hospice, which had provided services to Mrs. Powell, put Attitudes Unlimited in touch with the family's needs.

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