Combs Celebrates February Students of the Month

February 19, 2020
J.O. Combs Unified School District Celebrates February Students of the Month
SAN TAN VALLEY, ARIZ. - The J.O. Combs Unified School District is pleased to continue its partnership with Banner Ironwood Medical Center to administer the Student of the Month program. The program provides an opportunity each month for one student from each of the district's seven schools to be recognized for demonstrating one of the various pillars of the Character Counts program. One character trait is selected each month and students are selected by their principal or teacher.
Traits included in the Character Counts Program include responsibility, trustworthiness, citizenship, caring, respect and fairness. For the month of February, students were recognized for demonstrating the character trait of fairness.
Selected students are celebrated for their achievement with a certificate of recognition at the Governing Board meeting each month where they are acknowledged by Superintendent Dr. Greg Wyman, the Governing Board, and a Banner Ironwood Medical Center representative.
The Students of the Month for February included:
  • Roger Gasca, Combs High School, 12th grade
  • Korbin M. Henderson, Combs Middle School, 7th grade
  • Evan Benfield, Combs Traditional Academy, 1st grade
  • Ali Amya Tellechea, Ellsworth Elementary School, 6th grade
  • Sophia Gonzalez, Harmon Elementary School, 1st grade
  • Van Merkley, Ranch Elementary School, 6th grade
  • Elcee Holowell, Simonton Elementary School, 1st grade
January Student of the Month, Rini Rhoades (2nd grader from Harmon Elementary) is also pictured, as she was unable to attend the January Governing Board meeting.
Also pictured is Superintendent Dr. Greg Wyman, members of the Governing Board, and Banner Ironwood Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer, Amy Yates.
For more information about the J.O. Combs Unified School District, visit or call (480) 987-5300.
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Kayla Fulmer, Director of Marketing & Community Relations
J.O. Combs Unified School District
O: (480) 987-5322 | M: (480) 252-4482