Student Athlete Advisory Committee

2014-15 FHSAA Student Athlete Advisory Committee Members

Name: Kellisha Bellamy
School: Booker High School (Sarasota)
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: Having the voices, issues and ideas, presented as a member, heard, considered and implemented, if possible.
Name: Andrew Cacciatore
School: Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I look forward to making Florida high school athletics the best it can be by providing input on issues from a student-athlete's point of view.
Name: Jurian Edelenbos
School: Fleming Island High School
Year in School: Junior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: As a member of the SAAC, I am looking forward to improving the safety of high school athletics.
Name: Ryan Fournier
School: Escambia High School
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I hope to increase awareness of FHSAA and college academic and scholarship requirements so that high school athletes are prepared academically to play at the college level.
Name: Caroline Gibbs
School: Lake Brantley High School
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I am looking forward to addressing complications in the lives of student athletes and finding ways to ease these complications. I also think it is important to stress the importance of being a student first and an athlete second and want to come up with ideas to get this message across to more high school athletes.
Name: Kendra Guerrero
School: Archimedean Upper Conservatory
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: As a member of the SAAC, I hope to make a difference for student-athletes across the state of Florida through dialogue with members of FHSAA as well as my fellow student representatives. I look forward to bringing awareness to problems facing student-athletes in their respective sports and promoting academic success.
Name: Sydney Konrath
School: Marathon High School
Year in School: Junior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I want to focus on a way to influence athletes to use the best sportsmanship possible. I want parents and fans follow suit with the student-athlete. We need to find a way to make the parents and fans proud of the school and support it at all costs.
Name: Tyler Lopes
School: Seacrest Country Day School
Year in School: Junior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I am looking forward to making Florida High School Athletics better for all students in all classes by identifying issues and working on solutions to help solve those issues.

Name: Antonio Menarde
School: Archimedean Upper Conservatory
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: As a member of SAAC, I hope to offer constructive and novel viewpoints that will help solve issues facing Florida's student-athletes. I am looking forward to working with the other representatives to develop new initiatives that will help FHSAA reach out and engage with its athletes.
Name: Katie Ringdahl
School: Oak Hall School
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I am looking forward to making the FHSAA a better program to make sure athletes have the best possible experience when they participate in a sport.
Name: Alexandra Romanello
School: Nease High School
Year in School: Junior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I hope to accomplish all goals we set for the athletes in the state and help them to reflect good character for their team and school.
Name: Elizabeth Roux
School: Gulf Coast High School
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I would like more attention to be given to the pressure and rigor of athletes' lives. We must pay attention the full 360 degrees in order to maximize the health, happiness, and academic and athletic performance of our hard-working athletes.

Name: William Thomas
School: Dunnellon High School
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: As a member I'll strive to improve college preparation for student-athletes, so they are better prepared for college life and the workload.
Name: Sima Vazquez
School: Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: As a member of the SAAC, I hope to be a vocal liaison between the student-athletes and the FHSAA. In this, I hope to continue to further spread awareness of sports injuries and prevention. Also, I would like to increase unity within the member schools of the FHSAA
Name: Danny Veilleux
School: St. Francis Catholic High School
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I would like to speak for the student-athletes and represent their point of view on any potential issues and/or problems that might arise so that these issues can be quickly resolved in a timely manner. I hope to help this organization run as smoothly as possible, while meeting the needs of everyone involved.
Name: Matthew Walker
School: George Jenkins High School
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I am planning to further the education of health to student-athletes in the State of Florida by keeping them safe and able to perform at the highest ability possible at the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

 

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