By: J.O. Combs Unified School District

The J.O. Combs Unified School District continues to partner with Banner Ironwood in a Student of the Month program, which recognizes one student every month from each of our 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 our Regular Governing Board Meeting. For the month of May, Ms. Jamie Kaalekahi-Mamac, Inpatient Services and Clinical Care Operations Director 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 Citizenship: 

  • Londyn Cunningham, Combs High School, Grade 9 (not pictured) 
  • Acacia Melvin, Combs Middle School, Grade 8 
  • Kayleigh Beasley, Combs Middle School, Grade 7 (April recognition) 
  • Arielle Galang, Combs Traditional Academy, Grade 6 
  • Rylee Moore, Ellsworth Elementary, Grade 2 
  • Kasen Huber, Harmon Elementary, Grade 5 
  • Kenneally Quinn, Ranch Elementary, Preschool 
  • Cain Sepahi, Simonton Elementary, Preschool