By ELLEN LYON
About 95 of Highland View Academy's 165 high school students walked four miles Sunday, from the Sheetz at Md. 66 and U.S. 40 to the new McDonald's on Dual Highway at Hagerstown Commons, to demonstrate a commitment to a drug-free lifestyle, student association president Justin Fearing said.
Next year Fearing, a 17-year-old senior, said he hopes other local public and private schools will join Highland View Academy in what has been dubbed Project Walk Around the World 2000, which is coordinated by the International Commission for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Dependency, a non-governmental organization of the United Nations.
The international walk will continue every year until the year 2000.
"I think some people today think that the kids don't care about what goes on in the world," Fearing said. "Kids are really fed up with drugs . . . Kids really do care and want to do something about it."