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Distinguished Finalist

Jade Eilers

Dayton, Ohio

Jade Eilers, 16, of Dayton, Ohio, a junior at Centerville High School, regularly advocates against teenage drug use through a variety of activities; she has created informational YouTube videos, led a march to the Ohio Statehouse, spoken to lawmakers about drug-related legislation and given a speech at the United Nations. Jade, who is also an active member of B.O.L.D. (Building Our Lives Drug Free), was inspired to get involved with this initiative after losing family members to addiction.