Swabick and Seltzer Serve as Student School Board Reps


Braydon Daniels

Student School Board Representatives Mason Swabick and Lydia Seltzer

Senior Mason Swabick and junior Lydia Seltzer are the Tyrone Area School Board Student Representatives for the 2021-2022 school year.

Student board representatives attend each month’s Tyrone Area School Board meeting and represent students’ voices to the board.  They provide insight for the board by reporting on things going on at the high school from the first-hand experiences of the students.

It means a lot to me to be able to serve as the voice for my peers especially in my senior year

— Mason Swabick

“We do our jobs for the students and feedback and perspective from them is vital,” said Tyrone Superintendent Leslie Estep.

Swabick is returning for his second year as a student representative with a stronger understanding of what it means to be a voice for his fellow classmates and peers.

“It means a lot to me to be able to serve as the voice for my peers especially in my senior year,” said Swabick.

Seltzer has yet to attend the board meetings yet this year due to the tensions over the mask mandate. However, she still is looking forward to serving as the junior representative in the upcoming months.

“I want to be the voice of the students and speak in agreement with my peers. I hope I am approachable enough for other students to bring their concerns to me so that I can explain them to the board and bring to light unseen problems in our school,” said Seltzer.

The student representatives do not get to vote on issues discussed in the board meetings. However, they can still bring up issues that are important to the student body.

Students who have questions or concerns about issues in the school can speak to either student board representative.