Combs Celebrates March Students of the Month

March 5, 2020
J.O. Combs Unified School District Celebrates March 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 March, students were recognized for demonstrating the character trait of responsibility.
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 March included:
    • Emiliano "Milo" Canseco III, Combs Middle School, 8th grade
    • Roger Gasca, Combs High School, 12th grade
    • Berlyn Diaz, Combs Traditional Academy, Kindergarten
    • Serenity F. Dowd, Ellsworth Elementary School, 4th grade
    • Kendall Bencomo, Harmon Elementary School, Kindergarten (not pictured)
    • Jordan Convington, Ranch Elementary School, Kindergarten
    • Andy Bourgeous, Simonton Elementary School, Kindergarten

February Student of the Month, Kennedia Pina (11th grader from Combs High School) is also pictured and was recognized for the trait of fairness.
Also pictured is Superintendent Dr. Greg Wyman, members of the Governing Board, and Banner Ironwood Medical Center Spiritual Care Services Senior Manager, Kelvin Thompson.
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