Committee members receive hands-on leadership experience in various areas via several IHSAA-sponsored events.
INDIANAPOLIS – An East Central High School junior has been named to the Indiana High School Athletic Association Student Advisory Committee.
Eighteen high school student-athletes from across the state will serve next school years on the committee, including East Central’s Jorgia Ferguson.
The committee receives hands-on leadership experience in various areas via several IHSAA-sponsored events as well as serving as a voice to the IHSAA staff.
The Student Advisory Committee began in 2001-02, representing the entire IHSAA membership of 407 schools.
Meeting four times annually, the committee is responsible for hosting meetings with student peers at the Fall Area Principals Meeting; assisting with the awards ceremonies at IHSAA state championship events throughout the school year; planning and administering the annual IHSAA Student Leadership Conference; and to engage in and support the activities of Special Olympics Indiana including the Unified Track & Field and Unified Flag Football State Tournaments.
Other SAC functions include the development of an IHSAA Captain’s Handbook which is posted to IHSAA.org, as well as assisting in the creation of multiple public service announcements addressing good sporting behavior which will be utilized during 2022-23 state championship events.
The full 2022-23 IHSAA Student Advisory Committee is listed below.
(Name, Grade, School)
Riley Broshears, 12, Evansville Central
Braylee Brown, 12, North Vermillion
Dray Caldwell, 12, Yorktown
Kendall Cash, 12, Perry Central
Mary Cox, 11, Monrovia
Ashton Elpers, 11, North Posey
Will Favorite, 12, South Bend Adams
Jorgia Ferguson, 11, East Central
Tymon Ferguson, 12, Columbus North
Cade Garden, 11, Wawasee
Bryce Gray, 11, University
Kaylie Hanyzewski, 11, Penn
Whitman Horton, 11, Crawfordsville
Ellie Jones, 12, Plymouth
Stella Lewellen, 12, Indy George Washington
Dontae Pope, 11, Gary West Side
Norah Quirk, 12, Muncie Central
Jake Tippmann, 11, Fort Wayne Snider