J.O. Combs students of the month honored

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 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 January, Erich Schoenberger, director of medical imaging at 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 Respect.

•Kelsey Shaw, Combs High School, 12th grade
•Jesus Casas, J.O. Combs Middle School, eighth grade
•Arielle Galang, Combs Traditional Academy, fourth grade
•Alexis Gonzalez, Ellsworth Elementary, second grade
•Joslyn Sagote, Harmon Elementary, fourth grade
•Branson Moak, Ranch Elementary, second grade
•Nathan Potter, Simonton Elementary, fourth grade
•Landry Armstrong, Combs High School, 12th grade (December recognition)
•Samantha DeSouto, J.O. Combs Middle School, seventh grade (December recognition)

The Queen Creek Independent is mailed each month to 24,000 homes.

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