New in 2021, 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 (boys’ sports) 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. Award recipients will be selected from September through April each school year. 



December 2021 Student-Athlete of the Month


Name: Jack Pettit

School: Van Meter

Grade: 12

Nominated By: Rick Roberts, Athletic Director

Sports: Football, Track and Field, Baseball


Other Activities

  • Choir
  • School Musical
  • FCA
  • Cadet Teacher
  • National Honor Society.



  • 3.99 GPA



  • All-state in football as a junior.
  • Two-time all-district QB.
  • District offensive MVP as a junior.
  • State tournament MVP for the 2021 baseball tournament, all classes.
  • Starter on the last 3 state baseball championship teams.
  • Two-time all-conference baseball.
  • State track qualifier.



  • Meals For The Heartland
  • Delivers Thanksgiving meals
  • Umpires Little League baseball games


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

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