`Pathway to Heroin' is focus of forum at community...

CARROLL COUNTY DIGEST

May 21, 2000

`Pathway to Heroin' is focus of forum at community college

The Carroll County commissioners and Junction Inc. will hold Drug Summit 2000, "The Pathway to Heroin," from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Carroll Community College.

Isabel Burk, chairwoman of the American School Health Association's council on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, will be the keynote speaker.

Her topic will be "Inhalants, the Household High," focusing on the dangers of inhalant use with research on its link to heroin use.

Burk's presentation is also expected to include a discussion of the abuse of over-the-counter drugs.

Other speakers will include Shirley Andrews from the Governor's Office and the commissioners.

Residents Attacking Drugs (RAD) and Junction will give updates on their programs and combating underage drinking.

The public is encouraged to attend. The college is at 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.

Information: 410-848-6100.

Women's Fair honors Westminster principal

The organizing committee of the Carroll County Women's Fair for the first time presented a Founder's Award to an outstanding woman in the community at this year's event, held April 29.

The recipient was Sherri-Le Bream, Westminster High School's principal who was recently voted 2000 Maryland Principal of the Year by a conference of her peers.

Bream came to Carroll County in 1978 and taught at South Carroll and Liberty high schools before becoming assistant principal at Westminster High School in 1985. She became principal there in 1990.

Bream has provided leadership through school-centered crises, including the drug-related death of a student.

She provides guidance to more than 2,300 students and 200 staff members at Westminster High School.

She has been instrumental in developing initiatives, including the Owl Learning Center (a tutoring service provided by students in the National Honor Society), a seminar for freshmen and the Spotlight Program for probation officers in schools.

Bream also serves as president of the Association of Public School Administrators and Supervisors of Carroll County. She has served on the county's Technology Committee.

Bream was president of the State Principals Association in 1996 - only the third woman to hold that office in its 60-year history. She is also the first woman to be a high school principal in Carroll County.

Course will teach how to avoid crime at home, work

Carroll Community College will offer a class in "Preparing Yourself to Avoid Crime" this spring at the 1601 Washington Road campus.

Classes will be held from 9:15 a.m. to noon June 7 and 14.

Robert Granico will help participants develop a positive mental approach to avoid victimization at home and work.

The course does not involve martial arts or physical self-defense tactics.

Cost is $34; senior adult fee is $20.

Information: 410-386-8100.

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