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Students Working Against Tobaco Program (SWAT) Heads Overseas!
June 2, 2017

The Columbia High School SWAT Organization is excited to extend their outreach program to overseas. 

The SWAT members strongly believe that once a Tiger, always a Tiger and they want to make sure they do their part in making sure this message is loud and clear to their alumni.  Columbia High School’s SWAT club recently started “Tiger Take Care” Packages to send necessities and treats to CHS alumni that are deployed.  The Tigers hope to make this an ongoing project and join with the community and other school organizations so that they can send packages to more Tiger Soldiers soon.  
SWAT Member SK Lewis
SWAT members and faculty worked together to collect donations of toiletry items, reading material, snacks, and letters of gratitude.  They also made sure to include anti-tobacco materials and literature, SWAT pens and pencils and other items when packing their box.  The first “Tiger Take Care” package is traveling to 2016 graduate Lorenzo Johnson who is currently stationed in Afghanistan.  Lorenzo has been in contact with the students and faculty to share pictures and happenings from his journey.  CHS SWAT was certain to pack enough items for Lorenzo and his entire unit.  He will definitely be a “favorite” when the box arrives and he gets to share.    

For more information on the SWAT Program in Columbia County, contact Tobacco Prevention Specialist Joseph O'Hern at