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SWAT Club Represented in the Okeechobee High School Homecoming Parade
October 1, 2021


On September 30, 2021, SWAT Club President, Melany Anton, represented the Okeechobee High School Club in the Homecoming parade as a Miss Brahman candidate.  Each candidate is chosen by a group of people outside of the school family to be a representative of their club.  Melany Anton said: “It is an honor to be nominated for Miss Brahman.  SWAT club mission and goals is something that I take seriously, and I am passionate about.  I am honored to be chosen to represent my club in the parade.”

SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco) Club 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.


Maybe you’re asking yourself, what does our club do in our community? SWAT works to change the social norms associated with tobacco. This means we want to change the way people think about tobacco… making it less desirable, less acceptable, and less accessible. We do this by advocating for change in local policies that affect how tobacco is marketed, how it is sold, and where it can be used. SWAT members can expect to participate in a wide range of activities including community education and outreach, public speaking, collecting data, and media advocacy.

To learn more about SWAT visit our website or contact Holly Mixon at