Melissa High School’s Randall Blake selected for Congressional Student Leadership Program


Sep 2016
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Melissa High School junior Randall Blake was one of four Collin County students selected by U.S. Representative John Ratcliffe to participate in the newly launched Congressional Student Leadership Program (CSLP) consisting of 86 total high school students.

The CSLP held its first of four meetings Wednesday, Sept. 21 via a live stream with Ratcliffe, who was in Washington at the time. Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to meet Ratcliffe in person, and learn about the role of the federal government and the functions of a congressional office.

“I want to learn more about the government and how everything works,” Blake said of why he got involved with the CSLP. “Our main assignment is that we have to discuss a major problem that only the national government can fix, and at the end of the program, we’ll present the problem and the solution that we’ve come up with.”

In addition to participating in the CSLP and playing basketball at Melissa High School, Blake is an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. Career-wise, Blake’s original plan was to become a corporate lawyer, but he’s now leaning toward business and marketing.

Join us in congratulating Blake on this accomplishment!

Media Contact: Maddie Coe, Community Relations

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