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Avon Park High School Holds Annual SWAT Recruitment Event
August 25, 2016

Perhaps the most successful SWAT recruitment was held at Avon Park High School this quarter. The NOISE, the EXCITEMENT and the LAUGHTER brought so much spirit to Avon Park High School’s rush day. Rush day is a day set aside for all clubs and sports to recruit new members and it was definitely a RUSH being there.

The SWAT club’s sophomore President and long-time member, Savannah Oldfield, did an excellent job reeling people in. The SWAT advisor, SWAT coordinator and Highlands Tobacco Prevention Specialist were also there in hopes to attract students to become a part of the dual SWAT and Pac (Positive Action Club). There was a booth set up with pictures, give aways, flyers and membership forms. The sign-up sheet was full half way through the event and the only thing remaining on the table at the end was a pencil. There were so many students that stopped by to learn more about the SWAT/PAC club and many of them signed the recruitment form, wanting more information and to become a part of the club.

“Today was incredible,” said Amanda John, Community Health Advocate for QuitDoc Foundation.  “We ran into several of our old middle school SWAT students that have now moved up to High School and plan on continuing their SWAT membership. And Savannah… she’s a rockstar! She pulled so many people in with her fun personality and positive attitude, I’m sure this club will increase its membership this year!”

Krisi Olsen-Gowan is a tremendous asset to the Highlands County SWAT Chapter. She also runs the PAC portion of the club and its evident that she has a passion for what she does.

 “She’s the type that gets there early and leaves late, said Amanda John. She loves what she does, believes in the students and they all love her. I am thrilled that I get to work alongside Kristi in our efforts to better our community and educate our youth!”

If you would like more information about the SWAT Chapter of Highlands County, contact Amanda John, or call (863)441-5101.