Interscholastic Star Award

The Interscholastic Star scholarship program is sponsored by the Idaho High School Activities Association and First Federal Bank. This scholarship program was established in 1992 to recognize and reward outstanding students who participate in high school athletic and non-athletic activities.

Nominees for the scholarships are exemplary students who:

  • Through their participation, strengthen interscholastic sports and activities programs.
  • Are active contributors to school and community organizations and programs.
  • Are good citizens and positive role models for their peers.
  • Promote the ideals of good sportsmanship and citizenship.

2022-2023 Scholarship Recipient


Mirah Bennion - from Madison High School was selected as the “Idaho Star” for 2022-2023 and will grace the back covers of the 23-24 state tournament programs.

All six 2023 Interscholastic Stars are leaders in their schools and communities

  1A DII Star: Sara Hollist - Garden Valley High School

A multiple sport athlete at Garden Valley HS, Sara has participated in Cross Country, Basketball, Track and Softball.  She is active in Drama and played in the school band, while assisting in many community based projects through the city of Garden Valley.

  1A DI Star: Kenneth "Teak" Wareham = Genesee High School

Teak has been a part of the Football, Basketball and State Championship Baseball team at Genesee HS.  He is a member of the FFA and Student Government.  He is a leader amongst his peers and community through Idaho STEM Action Center.

  2A Star: Sidney Pilkerton - Salmon High School

A three sport athlete at Salmon HS, Sidney is is also involved in Student Government, Music and Speech.  A member of NHS, Sidney has helped raise money for children in her community and delivered meals to those that are less fortunate at Christmas.

  3A Star: Halle Drollinger - Fruitland High School

Halle has participated in Volleyball, Basketball and Tennis at Fruitland HS.  She enjoys music, drama and musical theatre.  Halle is very involved in her community spending over 2,540 hours of community service while also a member of various school clubs.

  4A Star: Lucina Glynn - Bishop Kelly High School

A State Speech and Debate qualifier for Bishop Kelly HS, Lucina also competes in Cross Country and Track & Field.  She is the President of the French Club and is involved in multiple school clubs and community causes.

  5A Star: Mirah Bennion - Madison High School

Member of the Madison HS Cross Country, Track & Field, Speech and Debate teams.  Mariah is passionate about music and has multiple leadership roles.  She is involved in school’s Key Club and is a youth camp leader in her community.

Interscholastic Stars receive a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice. A $500 check is also given to each Star’s school.  Runner’s up at each level receive a $500 scholarship.  The Overall "Idaho Star" is awarded an addition $1500



Hall of Fame Ceremony Speech

Mariah Bennion

Madison HS

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