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Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Program is Off to an Early Start This School Year!
September 9 , 2015

After a quiet summer season, the Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Chapter in Highlands County is kicking off quarter one with a BIG start!

Though the summer months seem slightly slower since school is out, there is still work to be done and this summer that hard work has paid off!  The SWAT Chapter has added an additional 3 High School Clubs to the mix!

SWAT Recruitment

Last year the SWAT Chapter had very active clubs at Avon Park Middle School, Hill Gustat Middle School, Lake Placid Middle School, and Sebring Middle School and while the clubs were very active, we knew we needed more! We are so very excited to announce that Avon Park High School, Lake Placid High School and Sebring High School will all be starting brand new clubs this quarter!

There are so many things that we have to look forward to in the coming months, but our most important upcoming events are the recruitment events that are planned in September and October.  In addition, the expanded high school clubs will create a new voice for our former middle school SWAT students, which is a great advantage to our new clubs.

For more information on the SWAT program in Highlands County, contact Amanda John at