The Office of Health, Physical Education and Athletics is pleased to announce that for the first time, a Newark Board of Education student-athlete has been selected to serve on the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s (NJSIAA) Student-Athlete Advisory Council!
Justin Hidalgo, 11th grade student at East Side High School and a Volleyball and Basketball player, will serve a two-year term on the council and has already provided input in revising the Sportsmanship Policy.
The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council’s (NJSIAA SAAC) application process is competitive and open to approximately 435 accredited public and non-public high schools. The NJSIAA SAAC will work to represent the perspective of all NJSIAA student-athletes by presenting their feedback to the NJSIAA Executive Committee and Staff which will thereby assist in decision making and development of initiatives for future improvement that will benefit all NJSIAA member schools.
NBOE is beyond proud of Justin and confident that he will represent the student-athletes of the district well, and hopeful that the collective voices and perspectives of student-athletes are heard and seen.