IHSPA Scholars 2020


IHSPA is honoring 19 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.

MadisonGeorgeClear Creek Amana Tiffin
AlexaSchwartzClear Creek Amana Tiffin
FabianaCentenoDes Moines EastDes Moines
AliSolisDes Moines EastDes Moines
TemiraGoodsHoover Des Moines
ElyseHiskeyHoover Des Moines
San SanTeHoover Des Moines
JoeGoodmanIowa City West Iowa City
NatalieDunlapIowa City WestIowa City
BayleeAllanLewis Central Council Bluffs
AutumnScheerLewis Central Council Bluffs
SydneyLyonsLewis Central Council Bluffs
JonSmithLewis Central Council Bluffs
CarterWellsLewis Central Council Bluffs
CaitlinCromePleasant Valley Bettendorf
GraceHalupnikPleasant Valley Bettendorf
HannahLedermanPleasant Valley Bettendorf
SamRothbardtPleasant Valley Bettendorf


• 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.