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Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) in Highlands County are Back in Action at the Start of the 2014-2015 School Year
September 15, 2014

The Highlands County SWAT Chapter has another busy year ahead! Between the celebration of smoke free holidays, community events and school wide events each club is sure to capture the attention of others and continue to spread the anti-tobacco message.

At the conclusion of the last school year, the SWAT Chapter had about 70 members and 6 different clubs. There were several very successful recruitment activities and as a result, the clubs have had several new members join the pack this quarter already.

The Lake Placid High School Club SWAT Club and the Sebring High School SWAT Club are seeking advisors this year and are actively on the hunt. The Tobacco Free Partnership of Highlands County is also on the look-out for those who may be interested.

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Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Str8UP SWAT Club has been dissolved. However, there are plans in the making to partner up with the local drug prevention coalition, Drug Free Highlands, and create a dual club, similar to those in the middle schools for Str8UP. With other hands in the mix, a different schedule and a completely different format we are confident that this club can pick back up and become a strong voice for the anti-tobacco and anti-drug message.

A few upcoming events to watch out for include, Our Thank You to CVS and The Great American Smoke Out!

Stay tuned for more information from the SWAT Chapter of Highlands County. To find out how you can become involved in SWAT, please contact Mrs. John at