(Dover, NH) - A Dover teenager has been honored at the White House for her dedication to reducing drug use and it's consequences across the country.

Emily Simons

Emily Simons is a recent graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School has been an activist for Dover Youth-To-Youth as an "Advocate for Action" for the past 6 years.

Last week in Washington DC, National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli honored Emily and recognized Dover’s Y2Y’s efforts at the White House.  “I am pleased to honor the work Dover Youth to Youth is doing to make our communities healthier and safer,” Director Botticelli said. “Advocates are helping to reduce drug use and its consequences across the country.”

When asked how she envisions her future, Simons quickly responds that she intends to pursue Actuarial Science (a discipline that applies mathematical and statistical methods to assess risk) at Bentley University.