Student Leadership

GHSA Student Athlete Advisory Council

The 2021-22 GHSA Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) is made up of 18 student-athletes from GHSA member schools. The students submitted applications last spring and were chosen by a panel that scored their applications based on answers to five questions. There is a male and female representative for each classification and two “at large” members.

The focus continues with the topic of sportsmanship between teams, schools and officials. Another topic is unifying the student body and sports teams, and ways to reach out to all students no matter their race, economic backgrounds, athletic ability, academic success, etc.

Members will try to reach out to students in schools of the same classification to help them understand the role of the GHSA and be their voice. The council will be posting on  Instagram (@ghsa.saac) and Twitter (@athleteGhsa). For more information on the SAAC, you can contact Penny Mitchell at or Tanya Anderson at

Campbell Brown
Mary Persons
Dondre Brown
Emma Castro-Poveda
ACE Charter
Tim Deas
Peach County
Josh Grand
Atlanta International
Caleb Griffis
Central Carroll
Allen Gruehn
Hannah Heinen
Lake Oconee
Lambdin Hardy
Emily Harrell
Claire Harrison
First Presbyterian
Ania Hill
Navan Kothari
Liam Marshall
Mady Mertens
North Atlanta
Grace Parkerson
Thomas County Central
Cassie Pritchett
Addyson Reid