Teen Advisory Council Members at NAACP Health Fair

Members of HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council, Hanna Webster and Jane Kalinock, both juniors at Howard High School, staffed the HC DrugFree table at the annual NAACP Health Fair at Ridgley Run Community Center in Jessup. They are pictured here with Joan Webb Scornaienchi, Executive Director HC DrugFree, and  Congressman John Sarbanes.

HC DrugFree "Senior Week" Program

HC DrugFree's Executive Director Joan Webb Scornaienchi and Howard County Police Chief William McMahon present certificates of appreciation to Ocean City Police Cpl. Howard Caplan and Ocean City Beach Patrol Sgt. James McVey at the April 8, 2013 Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City program. 

HoCo FilmFest 2nd Place Winner HC DrugFree Category

Taruna Emani, a freshman at Centennial High School received a $50 gift card for her 2nd place entry titled, Will You Take the Bottle?

Pictured: Dr. Carl Perkins, Principal, Centennial High School, Taruna Emani, Joan Webb Scornaienchi, Executive Director, HC DrugFree.

HC DrugFree partners with HoCo FilmFest

HC DrugFree and HoCo FilmFest invited teens to create Public Service Announcements focusing on combating underage drinking or alcohol-related accidents involving youth. Films were due March 1, 2013 and winners were announced March 22.

Howard County Youth "PLAY" with the O's

HC DrugFree, along with our partners, the Howard County Police Department and the Department of Fire and Rescue Services, took Howard County youth to Camden Yards for the second consecutive year to interact with Baltimore Orioles players and staff while learning about the dangers of using steroids and other appearance- and performance-enhancing drugs. Sponsored by The Taylor Hooton Foundation and The Professional Baseball Trainers Association's PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth), this free event included dugout "chalk talks" about steriod drug abuse and nutrition, on-field exercise sessions with the training staff and time with relief pitcher Kevin Gregg. Each child received a signed player card, and the Orioles provided the youth and their families with tickets to the evening game. Watch Channel 2 News coverage of this event.

Thanks to David's Natural Market in the Wilde Lake Village Center and the Hickory Ridge Giant for providing refreshments as well as a special thanks to the Taylor Hooton Foundation board chair and Howard County resident Neil Romano and his staff at The Romano Group.