Jayda Archer

2023 Winner

Jayda Archer is a senior at Ankeny High School, involved in both band and choir. Jayda studies horn with Josh Johnson, and participates in both the Des Moines Youth Symphony and Wind Ensemble through the Academy. Additionally, she has been selected for both the Iowa All-State band and the Iowa All-State orchestra. Outside of music, she loves participating in the special needs program at AHS, attending youth group, working for a local florist, and serving in the special needs ministry at Saylorville Church. After high school, Jayda plans to attend Cedarville University to major in music education with a minor in biblical studies.