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Clay County Students Working Against Tobacco Begin the School Year with a Busy Schedule of Events!
October 31, 2018

October was a month of a lot of exciting moments for our 9 SWAT clubs throughout Clay County. 

Each club had the opportunity to educate their peers and build lasting relationships around their school campuses.  Here is brief snapshot of what they have been doing. 

On October 17, SWAT students across Clay County celebrated #NotaLabRat Day. This campaign is an initiative to push back to E-cigarette companies. This campaign has hopes to empower our youth to say that we will not be used as lab rats to test the unknowns associated with e-cigarettes. Our SWAT clubs hung posters around their campuses and posted on social media to promote, encourage, and bring awareness about the harmful effects of e-cigarettes and to use this platform to let big tobacco know that our youth have a voice and their voices will be heard.

The SWAT programs also participated in the 2018 National Red Ribbon Week that was held October 23rd-31st.  The theme for this year’s campaign was "Life is your journey, travel drug free." All 9 SWAT clubs participated and held different activities around their campuses.

Fleming Island High School and Keystone Heights High School did a wonderful job spreading the message by getting their entire school involved with door decorating contests. The focus was to have each class decorate a door that would spread the word about life being a journey and to make sure it will be traveled drug free. 

Ridgeview High School setup a SWAT table during all lunch periods and had students sign pledge cards to lead a drug free life and they had an outstanding turnout.



Orange Park High School had a SWAT designated display in the library where they displayed different books, posters and educational materials that focused on why everyone should be tobacco free. They also teamed up with the guidance counselors to do pledge cards and hung posters in the cafeteria to bring awareness on the harmful effects of tobacco products.

Great job to all our SWAT clubs for making such a huge impact on their campuses during #NotaLabRat Day and during Red Ribbon Week!