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NYSPHSAA Announces 2020-21 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Members

Date Posted: 07/28/2020
Author: Chris Watson, Director of Communications




 

NYSPHSAA Announces 2020-21 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Members

11 New Members Welcomed for Upcoming School Year

 

Latham, NY- The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announces the members of the 2020-21 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). This year, 11 new members will join the SAAC, teaming with the 11 returning members who served as juniors last year. The SAAC is comprised of two student-athlete representatives from each of the 11 sections in New York State.

During the 2019-20 school year, the committee continued to promote the NYSPHSAA Mental Health Awareness Week and focused additional efforts on student-athletes mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. The SAAC also provided input in the expansion of NYSPHSAA Coaches Appreciation Day and Officials Appreciation Day. Members also presented a statement against teen vaping to the NYSPHSAA Safety Committee which will be discussed further this fall.  This year the committee will continue to promote the mental health initiative. In addition, the SAAC will continue to provide feedback on Executive and Central Committee proposals.  A total of 95 student-athletes applied to be members of this year’s SAAC.

 

The 2020-21 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is listed below:
*indicates returning member

 

Section

Name

School

Grade

I

Aiden Riebe*

New Rochelle High School

12

I

Afua Yeboah

Peekskill High School

11

 

2

Devon Wagner*

Stillwater Middle/High School

12

2

Cameron Orr

Lake George Jr./Sr. High School

11

 

III

Kendall Cuyler

Mexico High School

11

III

Zackary Durr*

Oneida Senior High School

12

 

IV

Gavin Bonczkowski*

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton Jr/Sr High School

12

IV

Shelby Swartz

Candor Jr./Sr. High School

11

 

V

Norah Czajka*

Penfield Senior High School

12

V

Michael Palumbo

Pittsford-Mendon High School

11

 

VI

Carly Dell’Oso

Starpoint High School

11

VI

Nicholas Kramer*

Williamsville North High School

12

 

 

 

 

VII

Aidan Porter

Ticonderoga Senior High School

11

VII

Abrielle Racine*

Northeastern Clinton Senior High School

12

 

VIII

Conor Burns

Bethpage Senior High School

11

VIII

Jenna Halpin*

Locust Valley High School

12

 

IX

Dolce McPherson*

Fallsburg Jr/Sr High School

12

IX

Alex Boucher

Red Hook Senior High School

11

 

X

Trent Sargent

Ogdensburg Free Academy

12

X

Olivia McLear*

Lisbon Central School

12

 

XI

Carlie Cutinella

Shoreham-Wading River High School

11

XI

Benjamin Glazebnik*

Half Hollow Hills High School - East

12

 

“It’s always exciting to welcome the new members and the returning members of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee”, said Dr. Robert Zayas NYSPHSAA Executive Director. “Hearing from students directly about issues they face and using their input to try and help bridge the gap between students and adults is key to our associations growth. We congratulate the members of the SAAC on their selection to this committee and look forward to their ideas and contributions during the upcoming school year.”

 

The SAAC will meet four times via videoconference during the school year. The first meeting will take place Sunday, September 20.

 

About NYSPHSAA (Twitter: @NYSPHSAA | Facebook: NYSPHSAA | YouTube: NYSPHSAASports):
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association Inc. is a non-profit, voluntary, educational service organization composed of public, parochial, and private schools dedicated to providing equitable and safe competition for the students of its member schools. The organization conducts 32 championship events and governs the rules and regulations of high school athletics in New York State. Membership is open to secondary schools providing interschool athletic activities for boys and girls in grades 7-12.

 

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