IHSPA Scholars for 2019


Pin awarded to IHSPA Scholars

IHSPA is honoring 27 upcoming graduates as Scholars for 2019.

IHSPA Scholar is an academic honor for the state’s top journalism students. It rewards them with a certificate, a pin to wear at graduation.


• Minimum 3 semesters of journalism in high school. The final semester of senior year can count toward those three semesters.

• Minimum 3.0 cumulative high school GPA at time of application.

• 5 hours of community service, approved by the adviser, in the spirit of journalists serving the communities in which they live. It is the adviser’s decision what counts as community service.

• A 500-word essay by the student explaining lessons they’ve learned as a high school journalist, to be submitted to IHSPA.

• The school attended by the nominee must be in good IHSPA membership standing. Students do not need to have declared a college journalism major to qualify.

Name (First)Name (Last)SchoolCity
JennaAndersonJohn F. Kennedy High SchoolCedar Rapids
EmmaBuchackerDes Moines EastDes Moines
KatieBurnsHooverDes Moines
McCaylaDahlbergDes Moines EastDes Moines
AsalEidHooverDes Moines
RubyGriffinHooverDes Moines
SaraHoltamDavenport Central High SchoolDavenport, Iowa
EmilyKlostermannWest Delaware High SchoolManchester
AndrewMarescaJohnston High SchoolJohnston
AnaMarquez-CaballeroHooverDes Moines
RachelMathHooverDes Moines
MayaMcClainPleasant Valley High SchoolBettendorf
HaleyMoorePleasant Valley High SchoolBettendorf
NatalieMurphyPleasant Valley High SchoolBettendorf
NatalieNiemeyer-LorenzDes Moines EastDes Moines
HannahPoortingaHooverDes Moines
OliviaProctorHooverDes Moines
TerryRamosDes Moines EastDes Moines
JordanRedekerHooverDes Moines
AnnaReinhartJohn F. Kennedy High SchoolCedar Rapids
TylerSalowWest Delaware High SchoolManchester
JadeSharpHooverDes Moines
SophieStephensIowa City West HighIowa City
IsabelSullivanHooverDes Moines
KaraWagenknechtIowa City West High SchoolIowa City
LilyWilliamsPleasant Valley High SchoolBettendorf
HaleyYoungDes Moines EastDes Moines