Congressman Elijah Cummings Speaks to Wilde Lake Students and Faculty

HC DrugFree was pleased to partner with Wilde Lake High School in bringing Congressman Elijah Cummings to speak to the students and faculty on December 6th. Congressman Cummings challenged the students to find the "enemy of their destiny" and to ask themselves, "What will stop me from being all God made me to be?" Cummings identified two common enemies to the destinies of young people as the wrong friends and drugs. "If you want to be great, hang out with great people," he said, going on to say that sometimes people get into trouble by hanging out with the wrong kids. And taking drugs is chasing death, according to the Congressman, "Drugs are the enemy that throws them off their path." He begged each teen to look at the enemy of his or her destiny. If the enemy is friends, get new ones. If the enemy is drugs, address it. Shaping your destiny will impact not just your life, but your children and their children. This is bigger than you!

Pictured above: HC DrugFree Executive Director Joan Webb Scornaienchi, Wilde Lake High School student and HC DrugFree Teen Advisory Council member Juliana Kaiser, Congressman Elijah Cummings, and Wilde Lake High School Principal James LeMon.