Student Leadership

2020-21 GHSA Student Athlete Advisory Council

The 2020-21 GHSA Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) had its first meeting virtually on August 26, 2020. The Council is made up of 18 student-athletes from 469 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

Ashlynn Anderson
Callaway Sellman
Mary Persons
Allen Gruehn
Pari Jain
Peachtree Ridge
Navan Kothari
Emma Ramos
Kennesaw Mtn.
Cal Bowles
Trinity Crance
Union Grove
Ella Newsome
West Laurens
Caleb Griffis
Cassie Pritchett
Tate Yancey
Oconee County
Tyrese Miller
South Atlanta
O'niya Threatt
Ben Jamison
Stratford Academy
Katy Corbett
Tallulah Falls
Emma Castro Poveda
ACE Charter
Chase Chafin