Student Athlete Advisory Committee

2015-16 FHSAA Student Athlete Advisory Committee Members

Name: Tanner Adkinson
School: Godby High School (Tallahassee)
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I am excited for the opportunity to represent student-athletes in the State of Florida and look forward to gaining ideas and information from students in my area that may lack the ability to be heard.  I would like to see not only a positive change, but work on effective change, by using this year to work with the FHSAA/SAAC to develop a structure for local student subcommittees that could produce more issues for discussion.
Name: Keara Bogart
School: Walton High School (DeFuniak Springs)
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 network with other SAAC members to identify areas for improvements to the high school sporting experience for Florida athletes and viable options to make these improvements a reality. I visualize the opportunity to encourage all student-athletes at the high school level to pursue their passion for a sport or sports while never losing sight of the importance of academics and personal integrity.
Name: Angel Boyancé
School: Bishop Kenny High School (Jacksonville)
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I look forward to speaking on behalf of the student-athletes of Florida sharing the issues that many student-athletes face. I also look forward to bringing forth new ideas including: awareness that student-athletes are students first then athletes, preparing athletes for college and having good sportsmanship at all times.
Name: Lauren Cameron
School: Trinity Prep School (Winter Park)
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 hoping to encourage students to become involved in multiple sports, as a means of cross training, injury prevention, and increased involvement in their schools.  

Name: Natalie Chapman
School: Northside Christian School (St. Petersburg)
Year in School: Junior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: This year as a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, I am looking forward to bringing awareness to the issue of sportsmanship, as well as coming up with ways to instill the importance of it in student-athletes across the state.
Name: Jurian Edelenbos
School: Fleming Island High School
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I plan on giving my insight on each discussion at the meeting. I also look forward to sharing what I have accomplished at my own school.
Name: Andrew Ferguson
School: Nova High School (Davie)
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I hope to help create new ideas to get student-athletes help in the classroom and speak to other student-athletes from various other schools and sports to try and get opinions to bring from them as well as my own.

Name: Gabriella Gonzalez
School: Miami Sunset Senior High School
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: As a member of SAAC, I look forward to being able to represent my fellow student-athletes and voice their concerns. Listening to problems other SAAC representatives encounter will allow us to identify some of the common issues we face and in return we will be able to work together and make athletics in Florida a more enjoyable experience.
Name: Austin Keil
School: Father Lopez Catholic High School (Daytona Beach)
Year in School: Junior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I am looking to identify key issues facing student athletes and schools from our perspective. 
Name: Sydney Konrath
School: Marathon High School
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: This year my goal is to find different ways of promoting positive sportsmanship statewide.
Name: Chris Lehman
School: Manatee High School (Bradenton)
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I look forward to discussing the problems that are prevalent in our high schools and having the opportunity to make lasting change on Florida athletics.
Name: Tyler Lopes
School: Seacrest Country Day School (Naples)
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I would like to bring attention to the unique issues facing student athletes and find ways to help address them.  I would also like to find ways to have High School sports be more inclusive of all students.
Name: Ignacio Ortega Castineiras
School: Archimedean Upper Conservatory (Miami)
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 create a support group for all student-athletes. The purpose is to help students deal with the double life of an athlete and a student.
Name: Kinley Rogers
School: Trinity Catholic High School (Ocala)
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 promote the balance between academics and athletics, while making it a priority for student athletes to be mindful of sportsmanship in athletic competition and also in life.  I believe it is also important to address the pressures placed on student athletes by parents, coaches, schools, and their peers, by emphasizing the importance of competing for the love of the game. 
Name: Alexandra Romanello
School: Nease High School (Ponte Vedra)
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I hope to accomplish many things as a member of the SAAC. I hope to better athletics across Florida and take the opinions that my school and myself have and bring them to the council to possibly reach an agreement of what can be done to improve it. 
Name: Sofia Wajner
School: Palmetto Ridge High School (Naples)
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I am intrigued to hear the thoughts and ideas of other student-athletes, and bring forth my own ideas to help contribute towards an improved FHSAA. There is no doubt in my mind that these alterations will tend to all student athletes in a positive manner, now, and in the future.

 

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