Student Athlete Advisory Committee

2018-19 FHSAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Members

Name: Sophia Bailey
School: Robinson High School (Tampa)
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: Working with other student-athletes to make high school athletics a more successful experience for everyone regardless of gender, background, or where you live.

Name: Jack Barksdale
School: Episcopal School of Jacksonville
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I am excited to use my unique perspective as a current student-athlete to help an organization that allows so many in my state to learn the lessons sports teach.
Name: Connor Bishop
School: Citrus High School (Inverness)
Year in School: Junior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I am looking forward to providing a student-athlete's perspective regarding high school athletics and having input in enhancing the athletic programs in the state of Florida.
Name: Peyton Burdette
School: Lecanto High School 
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I am looking forward to helping the state of Florida in their efforts to continue providing the safest possible athletic experience for the students of Florida. 
Name: Joely Donovan
School: Lake Mary High School 
Year in School: Junior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: My biggest goals are to be able to broaden access for dual sport athletes, help with the struggle to balance athletics and school testing, find ways to provide equipment to those who cannot afford it, and encourage high school teams to engage in community service. 
Name: Maizie Egan
School: Marathon High School
Year in School: Junior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I know that student-athletes can get stressed with handling sports and academics, so I'd like to help in finding ways to manage that.  As a representative, I want to ensure that athletes are given healthy guidance in their daily life and making sure that their mental and physical wellbeing is cared for.
Name: Brooke Long 
School: Fernandina Beach High School 
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I am looking forward to encouraging younger athletes and working to promote inclusion in high school athletics. 
Name: Renier Martinez
School: Archimedean School (Miami) 
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I am looking forward to having insightful conversations on current issues that student-athletes are facing in hopes of gathering different perspectives and instilling an effective change in our communities. Moreover, I am excited to have the opportunity to decide on the 2019 Sunshine State Spirit Showdown winner with the new and returning SAAC members.
Name: Luis Garcia-Mazzarri
School: Lincoln Park Academy (Fort Pierce)
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: As a member of the FHSAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, I look forward to forging better communication between the students, coaches, teachers and the FHSAA through a constant dialogue between all parties as to dissolve stress on student-athletes. Also, I wish to work and communicate with my peers on the committee in order to receive different perspectives to formulate solutions to problems present at the state and local levels. 
Name: JaNelle Morant
School: P. K. Yonge Developmental Research School (Gainesville)
Year in School: Junior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: Being a role model and voice for student-athletes in Florida.
Name: Brandon Perez
School: Leonard High School (Greenacres)
Year in School: Junior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: As a member of the SAAC, I would like to be a voice for fellow student-athletes and to encourage students to get involved in sports.
Name: Chris Sanders II
School: The Bolles School (Jacksonville)
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?:  The goals I’m looking forward to accomplishing in my participation in this meeting is to resolve issues from the student-athletes perspective of high school sports.
Name: Maia Smith
School: Newsome High School (Lithia)
Year in School: Junior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?:  What I am most looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC is spreading a positive view of STUDENT-athletes and also coming up with some ideas to promote the importance of being a STUDENT-athlete.
Name: Jordan Vital
School: Pine Crest School (Fort Lauderdale)
Year in School: Junior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?:  I’m looking forward to being a thoughtful and engaged member who will provide input to FHSAA on issues (ie: sportsmanship, more consistent officiating, making spring season more user friendly to AP/Final exam schedule) and concerns that affect student-athletes. 
  Name: Parker Weiss    
School: Community School of Naples
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I hope to contribute to better sportsmanship amongst high school athletes in the state of Florida.
Name: Adam Wolcott       
School: DeLand High School
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I'm looking forward to promoting academic success among athletes and bringing both praise and concerns from my area to the state stage.