Brent Scarpo has embarked on a five-year anti-drug and alcohol plan for Warren Area High School.
Scarpo has reached out to former classmates Kathy Lang and Lincoln Sokolski of Whirley Industries to help raise the necessary funds for such educational programming so there is no cost to the school district.
The idea began last year when Scarpo presented his drug and alcohol program, "Last Call" to WAHS students and proposed the five-year plan to school principal Jeff Flickner.
Flickner said last year's program was all about making the right decisions, which also ties in with the bullying program Scarpo will present in February.
"The goal is to bring quality educational programming to Warren Area High School at no cost to the school, while also providing educational scholarships to seniors looking to further their education beyond high school," Scarpo said.
This year, along with last year, Scarpo will present a $1,000 scholarship the WAHS Character Scholarship to a senior based on his or her overall character. Scarpo said he believes grades are important but it is one's character that truly test the sands of time.
Scarpo said he is looking forward in fulfilling his five-year plan and promises many surprises for the Warren community and specifically for the students and staff at WAHS.
Additionally, Scarpo recently won a national contest on The Today Show entitled, "Everyone Has A Story", where out of 100,000 stories submitted, eight winners were selected; Scarpo was the eighth. He is currently writing and publishing a book based on that story entitled, "The Red Balloon and other Heavenly Stories".