Scholars 2021


Pin awarded to IHSPA Scholars

IHSPA is honoring 19 upcoming graduates as Scholars for 2021.

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.

Name (First)Name (Last)School
ShelbyMoquinClear Creek Amana High School
JasmineArroyoDes Moines East
CharityBosDes Moines East
RyleighHayworthDes Moines East
MariaHernandezDes Moines East
KyleaTackettDes Moines East
AbigailThrondsonGeorge Washington High School
LissetEspinozaHoover High School
AmberHaglerHoover High School
RylieMeyerHoover High School
RipleyMillerHoover High School
JulieanaMunozHoover High School
KalebNicholsHoover High School
MelissaPardockHoover High School
ArabiaParkeyHoover High School
AlyceBrownPleasant Valley High School
IngridHofmannPleasant Valley High School
EllaLitchfieldPleasant Valley High School
EmmaMerkesWest Delaware High School


• 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.