"Be the change you wish to see in the world." – Gandhi
I have been in SWAT since 6th grade. It started with my teacher telling me she wanted me in the club and slowly, but surely, I got very involved. I hated public speaking, but my school SWAT advisor and my regional advisor, Ms. Kristina, helped me work through this fear. So, in 7th grade, I talked to my city council about passing a resolution to place tobacco products behind the counter, and they passed it. I was really proud after that moment, and I kept working in SWAT. I finally worked up my courage to run for YAB, which I got. I'm very proud to be a part of this amazing organization.