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Interscholastic Star Award

The Interscholastic Star scholarship program is sponsored by the Idaho High School Activities Association and 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.

2021-2022 Scholarship Recipient


Amaia Clayton - from Renaissance High School was selected as the “Idaho Star” for 2021-2022 and will grace the back covers of the 22-23 state tournament programs.

All six 2022 Interscholastic Stars are leaders in their schools and communities

  1A DII Star: Gracie Castillo - Garden Valley High School

A multiple sport athlete at Garden Valley HS, Gracie is the captain of her wrestling and track teams.  She active in Student Government, NHS, and helped organize a Pass the Boot fundraiser to support the community’s firefighter.

  1A DI Star: Tayva McKinney - Potlatch High School

Tayva has been a part of the Volleyball, Basketball and State Championship Softball teams at Potlatch HS.  She is a member of the FFA, BPA and Student Government.

  2A Star: Blanca Mazo - North Fremont High School

A three sport athlete at North Fremont HS, Blanca is also involved in Student Government and was a cheerleader.  A member of NHS, Blanca has organized her school’s Veterans Day Assembly and multiple fundraisers in her community.

  3A Star: Whitney Turner - Weiser High School

Whitney has participated in Volleyball, Track & Field and Wrestling at Weiser HS.  Competed at the State Vocal Solo Competition as well as local musical theater.  Whitney is very involved in community including local blood drives, assisting underprivileged children and singing at the senior center.

  4A Star: Amaia Clayton - Renaissance High School

A State Speech qualifier and debater for Renaissance HS, Amaia also competes for the Eagle HS swim team.  A member of her school’s student council, NHS and the West Ada Student Superintendent Committee, Amaia is an active participant in school, local community and state committees.

  5A Star: Rachel Sheppard - Lewiston High School

Member of the Lewiston HS Volleyball, Tennis, Speech teams.  Rachel is passionate about music and has leadership roles in her school’s band.  She is involved in school and community clubs while tutoring struggling students.

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

Amaia Clayton

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