J.O. Combs students honored

Courtesy of J.O. Combs

The J.O. Combs Unified School District continues to partner with Banner Ironwood in a Student of the Month program that recognizes one student every month from each of the district’s schools.

There is a selection process in place where students are recognized for the various pillars of the Character Counts Program which include Responsibility, Trustworthiness, Citizenship, Caring, Respect and Fairness.

This presentation takes place each month at the regular governing board meeting.

For the month of December, Sharon Lind, chief executive officer of Banner Ironwood Medical Center, presented each student with a certificate of special recognition. A photograph was taken with the representative from Banner Ironwood, the governing board and Superintendent Gayle A. Blanchard.

The following students were recognized for demonstrating the character trait of Caring:
•Landry Armstrong, Combs High School, 12th grade (not pictured)
•Samantha DeSouto, J.O. Combs Middle School, seventh grade (not pictured)
•Carter Stinecipher, Combs Traditional Academy, second grade
•Mateo Gomez, Ellsworth Elementary, third grade
•Jason Farmer, Harmon Elementary, third grade
•Aaron Dollar, Ranch Elementary, third grade
•Brody Armstrong, Simonton Elementary, second grade
•Kali Juvinall, Combs High School, ninth grade  (November recognition)
•Colten Bourgeous, Ellsworth Elementary, fourth grade (November recognition)

The Queen Creek Independent is mailed each month to 35,000 homes.

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