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Regan Coombs received a $1,000 scholarship from the Jamestown Teachers Association. Coombs is pictured with JTA President Stephanie Sardi. Photo submitted

Regan Coombs, a senior at Jamestown High School, recently received a $1,000 scholarship from the Jamestown Teachers Association.

Coombs will attend Jamestown Community College next year and major in education. The JTA scholarship is awarded annually to a senior who is entering the field of education.

The recipient is selected on the basis of academic achievement, character, and a personal essay.

“Every spring it is very exciting to present the JTA scholarship to a high school student from Jamestown who is attending college in the fall to begin their career in education,” said JTA President Stephanie Sardi. “The Jamestown Teachers’ Association is very proud to know that we are playing a small part in Regan Coombs’ future by presenting her with this scholarship. We hope that when Regan receives her teaching program, she will return to Jamestown to pursue her professional career in Jamestown Public Schools and become a member of the Jamestown Teachers’ Association.

In his essay on the 2022 JTA Scholarship Winner, Coombs said: “You never know or fully understand what you’re signing up for when you become a teacher, but establishing a safe place for students, encouraging them to do their best, and giving them the materials they need to succeed is exhilarating. to look and feel. . The smallest things in life can be the biggest motivators. In small communities, like Jamestown, education is a catalyst. I considered teen physical education and teaching of adolescent history, especially U.S. history.Building a safe, comfortable, and stable environment where everyone can learn so they can apply themselves later in life should be the primary goal of any educator. The future is unpredictable, but the idea of ​​potentially being the person a student needs to take that next step in life is enough of an incentive.

“I did not expect to receive this award” said Coombs. “When they read my name at the award ceremony, I was shaking. I appreciate receiving the JTA scholarship because it will help me pay for extra fees or books I will need in school, which will also be useful for my parents.

Coombs has received numerous honors and awards including the Louise A Roskamp Scholarship, Melville Jackson Memorial Scholarship, JCC USA Scholarship and was also named an All-WNY Scholar Athlete Honorable Mention. Regan was also actively involved at JHS with volleyball.

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