The IHSAA Student-Athlete of the Month Award recognizes one student-athlete who displays exceptional accomplishment in the areas of academics, athletics, and community service.

IHSAA student-athletes in grades 9-12 who attend member schools are eligible to receive the award. 

Nominations may be submitted by principals, athletic directors, teachers, coaches, guidance counselors or other school administrators. Nominations must be received by the last day of each month in order to qualify for the next month’s award.



November 2023 Student-Athlete of the Month


Name: Parker Duitsman

School: Estherville Lcinoln Central

Grade: 12

Nominated By: Shane Kalous, athletic director

Sports: Cross Country, Wrestling, Track & Field


Other Activities:       

  • Band: Marching, Concert, Jazz, Pep
    • Senior drum major for marching band
  • National Honor Society
  • Theater (fall plays and spring musicals)
  • Show Choir
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Prom Committee
  • 4H



  • 3.9 GPA
  • Numerous dual-credit college courses
  • Academic All-Conference for Cross Country, Wrestling, and Track & Field



  • Four-time State Cross Country Qualifier
  • Three-time State Track & Field Qualifier (5 events)
  • State Wrestling Qualifier



  • Numerous volunteer opportunities through NHS
  • Patrick’s Catholic Church
    • Sings in choir.
    • Altar server
    • Volunteers at various church events (fish fry, pancake/ pasta feeds, coffee & rolls, youth events)
  • Various community service projects and initiatives all 4 years of high school (purple cord program).
  • Active leader in school for both athletics and fine arts. Actively promotes all things ELC in community.


Congratulations, Parker! Thank you for being a great representation of your school and Iowa high school activities.

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