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Student Advisory Council

Amy Bartels

MHSA-Student Advisory Council Advisor

Phone: 406-442-6010

Hannah Dean

MHSA-Student Advisory Council Advisor


Izzy  Baker

Izzy Baker

Harlem High School Term Expires 2025

My name is Izzy Baker.  I am 15 years old and a Junior at Harlem High School.  I participate in many MHSA activities, such as volleyball, wrestling, and track.  In addition, I participate in pep band and Swim Team during the summer.  I have also become a member of the National Honor Society.  I try to do as much as Harlem can offer and am open to new things.

“Whatever you do, be it small, big; have a goal and believe in yourself.” -Mark Fischbach

KayJay First That Walk

KayJay First That Walk

Brockton High School Term Expires 2024

Hello, my name is KayJay FirstThatWalks. I’m from Brockton, Montana, on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. I am an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. I have Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux, a little Spirit Lake Sioux and a little Northern Cheyenne blood. I go to school at Brockton High School and will be a junior this upcoming year. I play basketball for Brocktons girls varsity and have been playing the sport since kindergarten. I also like to attend and participate in my culture activities such as powwows and ceremonies. 

Kourtney  Grossman

Kourtney Grossman

Billings West High School Term Expires 2025

Kourtney Grossman - Billings West High School Term Expires 2024

My name is Kourtney Grossman. I am a junior(class of 2024) at West High School. The MHSA activities that I participate in are volleyball, basketball, and track. Other things I like to do are swim in my pool, take my dog for walks, exercise, and hang out with friends and family

. My favorite quote:  "Never let success get to your head, and never let failure get to your heart."

Hank  Jagodzinski

Hank Jagodzinski

Billings Central High School Term Expires 2024

My name is Hank Jagodzinski, and I’m a sophomore at Billings Central Catholic High School. I participate in several MHSA sanctioned sports and activities. I’m a member of my school’s golf and tennis teams, and I also compete in extemporaneous speaking for speech, debate, and drama. In addition, I serve as an editor and reporter for Central’s student newspaper, the BC Chronicle. I am also a competitor in the Big Sky Regional Science Bowl and a member of Central’s environmental club. I serve as a student council representative at my school, as a member of the Billings Library Teen Advisory Group, and as a participant in the Democracy Project (an initiative of Humanities Montana). 

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.”  Franklin Delano Roosevelt:

Ayla  Janzen

Ayla Janzen

Twin Bridges High School-Term expires 2024

My name is Ayla Janzen and I am a sophomore at Twin Bridges High School in Twin Bridges, MT. At Twin Bridges High School, I participate in volleyball, basketball, and track and field. I am also on the robotics team at school and am class president for our class of 2024. I love being outside; hiking, skiing, fishing, anything that gets me into the fresh air. Even though I love being outside, my favorite place to be is the gym, shooting a basketball.

 "Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude." It reminds me that there is always something to be thankful for.

Brynn  King

Brynn King

Bozeman High School Term Expires 2025

My name is Brynn King and I am a Junior at Bozeman High School. I am a varsity swimmer and varsity tennis player for BHS! I have participated in both high school swimming and tennis since my freshman year, and I absolutely love them both. In addition to swimming for BHS, I am also a swimmer on the Bozeman Barracudas Swim Team. I believe high school athletics is an awesome way to make connections, explore new things, and have a great time! My experiences so far as an MHSA athlete have been a blast and I hope to help other athletes around the state have positive experiences as well. 

"Fearless is not the absence of fear. Fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death." -Taylor Swift 

Kellen Meyer

Kellen Meyer

Choteau High School Term Expires 2025

My name is Kellen Meyer, and I'm a junior at Choteau High School. I participate in basketball, football, and golf. I have earned Academic All-State honors in each sports season since I've been in highschool.  I also serve as Vice President for my class. I enjoy hunting, fishing, spending time with my younger brother, and golfing with my family. Being selected to be a part of the MHSA Student Advisory Council is a great honor, and I look forward to contributing to this program. 


"All of life is peaks and valleys. Don't let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low." -John Wooden

Kellie MacDonald

Kellie MacDonald

Great Falls Central High School Term Expires 2024

My name is Kellie MacDonald and I am going into my senior year of highschool at Great Falls Central Catholic High School. Throughout my experience at Central, I have played three sports for MHSA which includes volleyball, basketball, and track and field. Volleyball is by far my favorite of the three. Outside of sports, I am also a part of the Student Council as the class treasurer/secretary and of the National Honors Society.

"You must not only have competitiveness but ability, regardless of the circumstance you face, to never quit,” as it shows the importance of determination. In any obstacle you face in life, quitting is never the answer and this is what I try to live by.

Annika  Nehring

Annika Nehring

Helena High School Term Expires 2024

My name is Annika Nehring, and I am a sophomore at Helena High School. First and foremost, I am super excited to be part of the new MHSA Student Advisory Council! Being in the SAC, I hope to be a leader and role model for others, along with using my experience in both high school arts and athletics to advocate for the needs of all groups. Outside of the classroom, I am a varsity letterman for volleyball and track, I’m a member of the Helena High Science Club, and I enjoy playing oboe and piano. This year, I was selected as the first chair oboist in the All-State Orchestra, which was a lot of fun.

 “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams,” by Eleanor Roosevelt. 

Charity Nieskens

Charity Nieskens

Whitehall High School Term Expires 2024

My name is Charity Nieskens, and I am a sophomore at Whitehall High School. My childhood and elementary school years were spent in Wolf Point, where my dad coached basketball for the Wolfpoint Wolves and I spent many hours in the gym cheering for the Wolves and my older brother. One of my favorite memories is their state championship win. When we moved to Whitehall I began practicing and competing in sports, playing MHSA volleyball and basketball. I play AAU in the offseason. 

“Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.” - Kobe Bryant

Ella  Norby

Ella Norby

Sidney High School Term Expires 2025

 I’m a junior at Sidney High School in Eastern Montana. I’m honored to be a part of MHSA’s Student Advisory Committee. I look forward to learning and contributing to SAC. In the past two years of high school, I played varsity basketball, varsity golf, and Symphonic Band. To help encourage school spirit, I participate in Pep Band and am Head Captain of the Sidney Eaglette Dance Team. I have competitively danced on the Cutting-Edge Dance Elite Team and been a member of the Sidney Swim Team for 12 years. I serve as Student Council President for my class. I enjoy working with younger kids and spend my time teaching dance at my local dance studio and coaching the younger swimmers on the swim team in the summers. I’ve been on the Academic Olympics, Math Madness, and Science Olympiad teams. I am also a member of the National Honors Society and a Lion’s Scholar. I am thrilled to serve on the SAC and can’t wait to get started!

“The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.” -Sheryl Sandberg

Leela Ormsby

Leela Ormsby

Billings Senior High School Term Expires 2025

My name is Leela Ormsby, and I am going to be a junior this year at Billings Senior High School. I am so grateful to be a part of the MHSA Student Advisory Council, and I hope to use this platform to connect with other Montana teens and advocate for our school communities! I participate in MHSA athletic activities such as varsity volleyball and track. Additionally, I put a lot of time into the classroom and I am a member of the National Honor Society while being currently top of my class. Outside of school, I enjoy volunteering at St. Vincent Healthcare Hospital as well as reading to children through the BPS Reading Rocks program during the summer. My family and I also love to get outdoors at every chance possible, whether that's hiking, camping, biking, or walking our dogs! 


A motto that motivates me to become the best version of myself: "Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard" 

Past Student Advisory Members

Max Romney

Lone Peak High School Term expired 2023

Avery  Carlson

Avery Carlson

Havre High School-Term Expires 2023

Gage  Sliter

Gage Sliter

Glacier High School-Term Expired 2023

Elijah  Tonasket

Elijah Tonasket

Ronan High School-Term Expired 2023