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Okeechobee High School and SWAT Club Alumnus Chosen to Represent Okeechobee Nationally on Tobacco Prevention
August 20, 2017

OKEECHOBEE, FL- Wyatt Deihl, Okeechobee High School class of 2016 graduate, was one out of thirty students throughout the United States chosen to participate in the Truth Initiative Youth Activism Fellowship Program.

The Truth Initiative is dedicated to achieving a culture where all youth and young adults reject tobacco.

As a Youth Advocate, I will be to absorb relevant knowledge concerning current tobacco laws and policies to enact a social paradigm shift in our community," said Deihl. "My involvement with the Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Club and other organizations as a teen has led me to become a formidable tobacco free advocate, and I hope to learn more skills to bring back to our community in order to deface social tobacco norms and work towards creating the first tobacco free generation."


The fellowship program will afford Deihl the opportunity to travel the United States and speak with key decision makers.

Deihl first became involved in tobacco education and prevention when he joined the SWAT Club during his sophomore year at Okeechobee High School.  During his high school years, Deihl attended regional and statewide trainings, participated in several tobacco awareness holiday events and spoke to his local County Commissioner to earn a Proclamation for Tobacco Free Florida Week.

“I am very proud of Wyatt and his desires to continue his work in tobacco prevention, now on a national level," said SWAT Advisor Courtney Moyett.  "It is very exciting to have a local young adult represent Okeechobee on a national level, further advancing the skills he developed through the SWAT Club program, and continuing his work in tobacco prevention.”

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