TMSA Triangle High School is excited to announce that our sophomore student-athlete, Mina Cayli, has been selected to join the North Carolina High School Athletic Association's (NCHSAA) Student-Athlete Advisory Council for the 2023-2024 school year. This prestigious appointment marks a historic milestone as she becomes TMSA's first representative on the SAAC.
"I am incredibly honored to have the opportunity to pursue my greatest passion for sports at this level," said Mina with excitement. "This is a tremendous opportunity for me, and I am eagerly looking forward to representing our TMSA Tigers and all the student athletes of Region 3 in the NCHSAA!”
A cross-country runner and basketball player, Mina will proudly represent NCHSAA's Region 3, which includes Wake, Franklin, Johnston, Durham, and ten other counties.
“We are extremely proud of Mina for this outstanding achievement,” said TMSA Triangle High School Principal Adam Alden. “Mina's selection is a testament to our commitment in providing a well-rounded education nurturing the academic, social-emotional, and physical development of our students.”
The Council, comprising 20 exceptional members, advocates for the interests of over 200,000 student-athletes across the state, with each representative selected through a rigorous process that assesses their leadership qualities and role model attributes.
"Mina is the epitome of what it means to be a TMSA student-athlete," stated Elliott Childress, TMSA Triangle Athletic Department Head. "I have no doubt she will represent TMSA and all other North Carolina student-athletes admirably, making a positive difference during her tenure on the SAAC."
Mina's tenacity extends beyond the sports arena, as demonstrated by her selection for the highly competitive Duke Clinical Research Institute's Summer Training in Academic Research (STAR) Program earlier this year. This program offers participants the opportunity to qualify for co-authorship on a peer-reviewed article related to their team's project, a remarkable achievement for a budding scientist.
We congratulate Mina Cayli on this outstanding accomplishment and wish her continued success as she assumes her role on the NCHSAA Student Athlete Advisory Council. Her remarkable dedication and accomplishments serve as an inspiration to the entire TMSA community.