Next speaker in diversity series at OF to focus on drug awareness

OLD FORT — In October, Old Fort High School junior Nicole Fry began a diversity series geared toward bringing more knowledge and awareness to the community.

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, the school is to host a session focusing on drug awareness with Mircea Handru, executive director of the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties.

“One of the main things that has come out of this series is the wealth of information about each subject,” Fry said. “It has been a clarets opportunity to learn about different subjects in a short time (only an hour).”

The series featured topics such as LGTBQ rights, socioeconomic status (Sharon George), digital empowerment (Scott Frank), human trafficking (Pat McCloud), domestic violence (Tim Wise) and women’s rights (Lillian Schumacher).

The final lecture is about mental health, May 10, with Robin Reaves, also from the Mental Health and Recovery Board.

“Some of the benefits that I have seen from this series are people being more aware about their surroundings and how they interact with other people,” Fry said. “My hope for this series is that I will continue this project during my senior year at Old Fort High School. I also hope to find a way to increase the numbers of attendants. Next year, I am also planning on focusing on topics centered around social justice issues.”

After high school, Fry said she wants to attend college and major in business administration and minor in communications.