Hanson: Locals lobbying to bring a recovery high school to the South Shore

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Local officials are working to bring a recovery high school to the South Shore. The school is intended to give recovering drug addicts an environment away from the elements that caused them to turn to drugs, and hopefully help them get back on the right path.

Jan McGrory is the mother of Liz Lefort, a 2005 graduate of Whitman-Hanson Regional High School who died earlier this year after overdosing on heroin.  Liz’s battle with drug addiction has prompted Jan to speak in favor of recovery high schools–something she says Liz didn’t have access to.

WATD’s Steven Dodrill, a classmate of Liz’s at Whitman Hanson has this story…

About Steven Dodrill

Steven Dodrill left the WATD news team in 2013. He was a full-time news reporter and weekend anchor while assuming the duties of Manager of Web and News Services. The 25 year-old Franklin Pierce University graduate adds a blend of new media to the traditional news for WATD listeners over the airwaves, and for the readers on the web. Dodrill has a vast amount of experience in on-air and online platforms. "Follow" him on Twitter At Franklin Pierce, Steven worked to introduce new forms of media like YouTube, and Twitter to the Franklin Pierce community.  Steven graduated Cum Laude and with honors in Mass Communication from Franklin Pierce University in May of 2009. Steven focused his education and experience in New Hampshire around sports broadcasting, digital media, broadcast journalism, news, media production, and political reporting. "Like" him on Facebook Dodrill also interned with the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League during the summer of 2007, and most recently in the spring of 2009 he completed an internship in the newsroom at WMUR-TV in Manchester, NH.