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Tobacco Free Partnership of Dixie County Recognizes Graduating SWAT Seniors for Their Tobacco Prevention Efforts
May 12, 2022

The Dixie County High School graduating class of 2022 has eleven Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) student that were given a plaque from the Tobacco Free Partnership of Dixie County.  The Tobacco Free Partnership of Dixie County honored the DCHS Seniors for all that they have done not only as a SWAT members, but also as very active partnership members.

Pictured from L to R: Lola Butler (Partnership Chair) Alice Whittington, Maddison Robson,
Aaliyah Sutton, Melanie Anderson (Tobacco Prevention Specialist), Wendy Hutchison (DCHS SWAT Advisor), Livia Bennett, Mary Whittington, Kimberly Young-Carver, Amanda NesSmith (Partnership Co-Chair); Not Pictured: Lauren Marcu, Jordan Downing, Desiree Barshay, Shyanne Sheets, and Jasimine  Stout. 

These impressive young woman that have been great examples of youth leaders and have been very important in continuing the adult/youth partnership. These Seniors have attended all of the Partnership Meetings, served as partnership Youth Representatives, Subcommittee Members, and representatives of the partnership at many community events. 

Every year of the Dixie County Chamber of Commerce, Cross City Fly-In and Business Expo, they have held a booth for both the SWAT clubs and for the Tobacco Free Partnership.  They have participated in County Community Health Events such as “Town of Cross City Fall Health Festival”.

They have presented on behalf of SWAT and the Tobacco Free Partnership at Legislative Delegation Meetings, County Commissioners Meetings, and Town of Cross City Meetings.  This group has planned events and messaging throughout the county during the “Threw with Chew Week”, “The Great American Smoke-Out”, “Kick Butts Day” and even “Not a Lab Rat Day” throughout the years in order to promote the national and statewide tobacco control observances.

The Tobacco Free Partnership members appreciate all of the hard work and dedication of these youth members and hope to see them in the future as Adult Alumni Partnership Members. 

For more information on the Students Working Against Tobacco in Dixie County, contact Melanier Anderson at