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IHSAA Selects Six Interscholastic Stars

Release from the Idaho High School Activities Association
June 1, 2024

BOISE — The Idaho High School Activities Association have named six high school  juniors as the 2023-2024 recipients of its annual Interscholastic Star Student Recognition Awards. 


This scholarship program is sponsored by First Federal Bank and the Idaho High School Activities Association.  Established in 1992 to recognize and reward outstanding students who participate in high school athletics and activities while contributing to their school and community.  

Calyn Permann (Rockland HS); Autum Martinez (Clearwater Valley HS); Nayeli Juarez (Wendell HS); Ashlyn  Lloyd (Fruitland HS); Katlyn Wyne (Columbia HS); Tayana Powell (Owyhee HS) have been selected from a large field of outstanding Idaho students nominated by their schools Principal.  

Calyn Permann was also selected as the “Idaho Star” for 2024 and will grace the back covers of the 24-25 state tournament programs. 

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.  

Each application includes an essay, recommendations from school administrators, and descriptions of athletic and activity participation and service to school and community. 

Each Interscholastic Star receives a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice. A $500 check is also given to each Interscholastic Star’s school. Runners up at each level receive a $500 scholarship. The Idaho Star receives an  additional $1500 scholarship 

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

  • 1A DII Star – Calyn Permann: A multiple sport athlete at Rockland HS, Calyn has participated in  Volleyball, Basketball and Track. She is active in Music, Cheer, and Drama while participating in FFA and  Student Government. She also participates in the school’s Pep Club and Sources of Strength program. 
  • 1A DI Star – Autum Martinez: Autum has been a part of the Volleyball and Softball teams at Clearwater  Valley HS. She is a member of the Student Government, Drama, and Music programs. She also is leader  in her community through Idaho County Ambassadors and Kids for Community. 
  • 2A Star – Nayeli Juarez: A three sport athlete at Wendell HS, where she is a captain in all three sports.  Nayeli is also involved in Student Government, Cheer and FFA. As a member of the Student Council,  Nayeli helped sponsor a canned food drive for children at Christmas. 
  • 3A Star – Ashlyn Lloyd: Ashlyn has participated in Soccer, Basketball and Track at Fruitland HS. She  enjoys music, drama and marching band. Ashlyn is a member of FFA and has assisted in the “Grizzly  Corridor” program which created a donation center in Fruitland. 
  • 4A Star – Katlyn Wyne: A state and national competitor for the Columbia Dance team, Katlyn has also participated for the State XC and Track teams while in high school. She is a member of Student Council  and NHS where she volunteered with a triathlon and painted a daycare center. 
  • 5A Star Tayana Powell: As an active member of the Owyhee HS Speech and Debate teams, Tayana’s  leadership has helped the school qualify for state and nationals. She participates in Tennis, HOSA and  other clubs, such as NHS which will include a service trip to Guatemala. 

About the IHSAA 

Founded in 1926, the Idaho High School Activities Association coordinates, supervises, and directs interscholastic activities that enhance and protect the total educational process of all student participants. Its activities and programs are formulated to promote citizenship and the academic missions of schools. Visit for more information.


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