Rainier’s Bryn Beckman Named to WIAA LEAP Committee


The WIAA announced Tuesday that Rainier’s Bryn Beckman, along with seven other incoming juniors, would be selected to join the Leadership through Education, Activites, and Personal Development (LEAP) committee as a part of the Class of 2025. 

Beckman joins Brandon Bao (Thomas Jefferson), Joey Earl (Chief Leschi), Madison Hull (Renton), Nik Husarik (Emerald Ridge), Kara Ma (Bush), Mya Morales (Sunnyside), and Cheyenne Shewell (Ellensburg). 

Now in its 17th year, the LEAP committee is composed of 16 juniors and seniors representing the WIAA’s member schools and serving as the voice of the Association’s student participants, per the WIAA release. 

The juniors will serve a two-year term, joining eight seniors currently on the committee. 

Senior members returning are Rylee Aloisio (Franklin Pierce), Alex Besteman (Interlake), Luka Kawahara (Juanita), Joey Lurie (Mercer Island), Gracie Pham (Davis), Kate Schneider (Freeman), Rocky Srinivasan (Eastside Prep), and Turner Van Slyke (Walla Walla). 

The committee will meet five times throughout the school year to discuss and provide feedback on WIAA-related topics and initiatives, and will be involved with WIAA state championship events. 

All applicants completed an extensive application process which included an online application, letters of recommendation, short essays, and a video personal statement about why they should be selected.