SWATLight- Jonah, Sarasota County

SWATLight- Jonah, Sarasota County

Jonah Mundy from Sarasota County has been announced as the recipient of the Sarasota Coalition Against Substance Abuse 2016 Student Shining Star Award for all his dedication and hard work in fighting against tobacco products.

Jonah received the award for being an active member of Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT). He currently serves as the co-President of the high school SWAT club at Pine View School, and he is also Vice President of a select group known as Sarasota County SWAT Leadership. Additionally, Jonah has served as Vice-Chair of the Tobacco Free Partnership of Sarasota County for the past two years.

During his time as a SWAT member, Jonah has demonstrated that he is an exemplary leader and is truly committed to the mission and purpose of SWAT, which is to reduce tobacco use among youth and the community. Jonah has been an enthusiastic and dedicated leader for both SWAT and the Tobacco Free Partnership for three years.

Jonah has gained national recognition for his work with SWAT by placing in two national PSA contests sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. He has also represented Sarasota County at regional SWAT events and several local events, including the annual Sarasota Holiday Parade.

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