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Highlands County Students Working Against Tobacco Youth Attend Statewide SWAT Meeting
July 1, 2017

Two Highlands County SWAT youth Lake Placid High School attended the Statewide SWAT meeting that was held in Leesburg Florida June 9-11th. 

SWAT youth participated in numerous breakout sessions over the course of three days including: SWAT 101, The SWAT Brand, M.A.D. (Message, Audience, Delivery) Presentation Skills, Your community Your canvas, ENDs and how they are targeting the youth, and how to recruit new SWAT youth.  The SWAT youth also participated in a scavenger hunt throughout the three-day event, and the topic of the hunt was the history of SWAT. 

Our Region 3 youth participated in the YAB elections and elected new YAB officers to represent our region for the 2017-2018 school year.  The highlight of the event was the talent show and red-carpet dance, where students could dance the night away with new and old friends.

SWAT is Florida's statewide youth organization working to mobilize, educate and equip Florida youth to revolt against and de-glamorize Big Tobacco. SWAT is a united movement of empowered youth working towards a tobacco free future.  To learn more about SWAT in Highlands county contact Amanda John at: or visit .