Abington Heights High School senior Thomas Racek was recently selected as a student representative for state Sen. John Blake’s student ambassador program, which is an opportunity for one senior from each of the 17 high schools in the 22nd Senatorial District to learn about citizenship, public service and state law making.

Between December and May, student ambassadors will participate in a schedule of events and presentations with the senator and his staff, including time at the State Capitol, and will compete for college scholarship assistance through the completion of a critical thinking project and presentation.

From left: Tom Racek and Abington Heights High School assistant principal Marc Wyandt.