Local Parent Urges Attendance at Senior Week Program

Last night I attended my first Senior Week: Staying Safe in OC program. When it concluded, all I could think about was that every family that goes near a beach needs to hear this valuable information! While the focus is to keep high school seniors safe as they celebrate their “rite of passage,” there were…

Senior Week 2018: Through the Eyes of a Teen

Senior Week 2018: Through the Eyes of a Howard County Teen In partnership with the Ocean City Police, Ocean City Beach Patrol, Howard County Public School System and the PTSAs, HC DrugFree holds at least 2 Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City programs each school year. Our goal is to prepare teens and parents for…

8 Adults Reflect Upon Senior Week

 #8: Been through it (Senior Week) several times. A lot of drinking occurs throughout the week. Doesn’t matter what you tell them or how great, mature etc. your student is…it’s everywhere all week long. You have to prepare them to be safe, no jaywalking, stay together, check in etc. It is really hard to say no…

After dangerous season in 2014, Ocean City hoping for calm seas this summer

By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun It’s the time of year when the sounds of crickets, lawn mowers and ice cream truck jingles fill the air. But at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, summer is marked by the whir of medevac helicopters. “It’s trauma season,” said Kari Cheezum, the hospital’s trauma program manager. Nearby…

Senior Week 2014-Swimmer Dies in Ocean City; Officials Warn About Rip Currents

Ocean City swimmer dies after getting caught in rip current OCEAN CITY, MD Just over a week into Ocean City’s busy season, an 18-year-old victim who was rescued from the ocean yesterday has died. According to social media, Don Boma, of Burtonsville, Maryland was a Paint Branch High School graduate, and was in Ocean City…