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Yuma High swimmer named to AIA Student Leadership Advisory Committee

Maya San RamonYuma High School swimmer Maya San Roman was named a member of the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) Student Leadership Advisory Committee (SLAC). She is the only representative from the southwest part of the state.

“We are servant leaders in our community and advocate for the needs of current student athletes,” said San Roman, a senior. “We draw on our own school experience and propose methods for increasing leadership and involvement throughout the state and in our own communities.”

As part of her role in the committee San Roman is very involved with Special Olympics and Unified Sports. She is currently enrolled in the Unified Sports program at Yuma High as a mentor.

“She works to advocate and advance unified sports throughout the state via SLAC,” YHS Athletic Director John Ellegood said. “She is currently working on a planning committee to present at the March Athletic Director’s summit in Phoenix.”

The SLAC works within the organizations to focus on areas of improving sportsmanship within school, building up student leadership in athletics, and building up school spirit. They are comprised of student athletes from across Arizona and serve as a direct line to the administration of the AIA.

Eric Patten