Sophomore tapped for statewide athletics committee
ALBANY, N.Y. (July 12, 2018) -- Albany
High School sophomore Toussaint Santicola Jones has been chosen to be
one of 14 new members of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council of the New
York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA).
Santicola Jones was among 61 student-athletes from around the state who
vied for membership on the committee, which was developed to encourage
and facilitate involvement of student athletes within NYSPHSAA.
A total of 22 students sit on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council,
which is composed of a male and a female representative from each of the
11 sections of the state. Santicola Jones will represent Section II,
which consists of some 79 public school districts in the greater Capital
One of the primary goals of this year’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council
is to create a mental-health initiative to benefit student-athletes
confronted with mental-health issues.
The advisory council will meet via teleconference four times a year.
Members also will collaborate in person at a statewide council summit in
November in Syracuse.
The mission of the City School District of Albany
is to work in partnership with our diverse community to
engage every learner in a robust educational program designed to provide
the knowledge and skills necessary for success. The district
students in 18
elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood
schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as
well as other innovative academic opportunities for students,
including four themed academies at Albany High