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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.

2018-19 Scholarship Recipient

Jackson Headley was selected as the “Idaho Star” for 2018-19 and will grace the back covers of the 2019-20 state tournament programs.

All five 2019 Interscholastic Stars are leaders in their schools and communities

  1A Star: Kendra Murray

As a captain of two-sport athlete at Genesee High School, Kendra is also active in Student Government, FFA and Choir.

  2A Star: Andy Gebhardt

Andy is involved in music and multiple school clubs while participating in three sports at Salmon High School.

  3A Star: Layten Tolman

As a lead actor in lead roles, Layten also participates in speech while being a 3-sport participant at Weiser High School.

  4A Star: Halle Torgerson

A three-year letterman and captain of the Hillcrest High School Soccer team, Halle runs track and has also been involved in speech and debate.

  5A Star: Jackson Headley

A state performer on the Post Falls High School Speech team, Jackson has competed as a 3-sport athlete each year of his high school career.

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 Speech

Jackson Headley

"The many lessons I've learned during my ventures into interscholastic sports and activities have truly shaped the person I am today.  I am confident these experiences have helped prepare me for success in any future endeavor.  I will be forever grateful for these life-changing opportunities."


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