HSE Senior leads IHSAA student organization, champions Special Olympics Indiana
Student athletes across Indiana participate in the Indiana High School Athletic Association, but one of its leaders lives right here in Fishers.
Ally Stein, a senior at Hamilton Southeastern High School, is the president of the IHSAA’s Student Advisory Committee, an 18-student group.
The students are from various schools around the state and represent athletes, give opinions on issues and hold meetings and a conference, Stein said.
As a new initiative this year, the students chose to work on a service project with Special Olympics Indiana. The student-athletes have worked to raise money and awareness of Special Olympics Indiana’s various activities, Stein said.
In collaboration with a Fishers High School senior and others, Stein has overseen $900 raised locally for the cause. It takes $1,200 to send an athlete to participate in the games.
Stein runs track and field and also is a cheerleader at HSE. She plans to attend Purdue University after graduating.
To be part of the Student Advisory Committee, a candidate must be recommended by a principal or athletic director and then serves in his or her junior and senior year, according to Stein.