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Dixie County High School Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Welcomes a New Advisor for the 2017-2018 School Year
August 30, 2017

The Dixie County High School SWAT youth welcome their new SWAT Advisor, Mrs. Judy Sumerall.  Mrs. Sumerall graduated from DCHS and has taught there for over 33 years. Her, her husband, children and grandchild all live in Dixie County.  She has been a member of the Tobacco Free Partnership in the past years and plans to continue the youth/adult partnership with the SWAT club. 

Mrs. Sumerall shared that she was interested in becoming the SWAT advisor because her Dad smoked until he passed away from lung cancer at the age of 69.  With the school year only in the third week, Mrs. Sumerall has already caught several students dipping tobacco in class.  She shared that she has seen too many students addicted to tobacco.  The ongoing issue with the social norm for smokeless tobacco use will be one of the tobacco related issues that the DCHS SWAT club will be addressing this year.

Mrs. Sumerall is looking forward to working with the DCHS SWAT youth.  The first Dixie County High School SWAT club meeting will be held on Monday, September 18 at 11:30 in Mrs. Sumerall’s class room.


For more information on the Students Working Against Tobacco Program in Dixie County, contact Tobacco Prevention Specialist Melanie Anderson at