INDIANAPOLIS, IN. -The Indiana High School Athletic Association has selected nine juniors to join nine seniors on the IHSAA Student Advisory Committee.
LaVille’s Leyton Czarnecki becomes the first Lancer student-athlete to be selected to the SAC.
Czarnecki and eight other juniors will begin his two-year tenure when the 2019-2020 school year begins.
The Student Athletic Committee will receive hands‐on leadership experience in various areas via several IHSAA‐sponsored events as well as serve as a voice to the IHSAA staff. Each year, the IHSAA receives nominations from school principals on behalf of student‐athletes from IHSAA member schools. From that group of nominations, 20 are selected for interviews by members of the IHSAA Executive Committee and returning members of the SAC. From those interviews, nine incoming juniors are invited to join the group of nine returning seniors.
Student‐athletes who will serve as part of next school year’s committee include:
2019‐20 IHSAA Student Advisory Committee
Name, Grade, School
Silas Allred, 12, Shenandoah
Abby Bannon, 12, Crawfordsville
Brookelyn Brown, 11, North Vermillion
Clay Campbell, 12, Jimtown
Brooke Comer, 11, North Harrison
Leyton Czarnecki, 11, LaVille
Ethan Keehn, 11, Lake Station Edison
Lydia Laker, 12, Franklin Central
Gracie Madison, 11, Barr‐Reeve
Grant McAtee, 12, Castle
Emma‐Kate Moore, 12, Knightstown
Tom Newton, 12, Harrison (West Lafayette)
Edreece Redmond, 12, Indianapolis Bishop Chatard
Claire Shide, 11, Mishawaka
Graham Siefker, 11, LaPorte
Elizabeth Steinhart, 11, Mt. Vernon
Savannah Strieter, 12, Evansville North
Brynn Urban, 11, Fishers
The SAC, which began in 2001‐02, represents the entire IHSAA membership of 410 schools, and its structure reflects that of the IHSAA Board of Directors in terms of classification and districts. The SAC meets four times annually – twice each semester – and is responsible for hosting meetings with student peers at the Fall Area Principals Meetings; assisting with the awards ceremonies at IHSAA state championship events throughout the school year, planning and administering the annual IHSAA Student Leadership Conference in June 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 2019‐20 state championships events.
Look for a feature on Czarnecki in the coming days, as he talks about the process and honor of representing LaVille Jr-Sr High School around the state of Indiana.