Video on Teen Drinking

A documentary that explores the devastation caused by a drinking-and-driving accident will be aired Tuesday night at Churchill High School in Potomac.

The free showing of the video "SMASHED: Toxic Tales of Teens and Alcohol" will begin at 7 p.m. at the school, 11300 Gainsborough Rd.

It is sponsored by the school and Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health Center.

Summer Reading Online

Wootton High School in Rockville is launching a new online program for the school's 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students.

The program, which begins July 5, combines traditional summer reading requirements with a writing curriculum geared towards improving SAT and Advanced Placement test scores.

The writing curriculum is accessed through an online tutorial with reading comprehension questions and other reading exercises. This program costs $200 per student, but scholarships are available for students who need financial aid.

For more information, call 301-279-8585.

Fulbright Scholar Named

Taisie Berkeley, a photography teacher at Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, received a Fulbright Scholar Award for the 2005-06 school year. Berkeley will work in India for six months photographing women in poverty. Her pictures will be exhibited in Pune, India, and Washington when she returns.

Three New Principals

The Montgomery County Board of Education recently appointed three principals.

* Shawn Joseph, currently assistant principal at Redland Middle School, was named principal at Roberto W. Clemente Middle School.

* Carole W. Sample, currently principal intern at Cedar Grove Elementary School, becomes principal at Jones Lane Elementary School.

* Linda B. Sheppard, currently director of elementary education in the Coatesville Area (Pa.) School District, was named principal at Candlewood Elementary School.

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