Originally published in December 2017
“You can keep your pencils.”
In a way, the origin of Styles For Students can be traced back to that comment made by local barber J.D. Mares.
The Yakima School District’s incentive program for high schoolers began last year as a way to reward students for good attendance, grades and citizenship.
But until Mares and his staff started talking about incentive program ideas with Omar Santoy, there was no Styles For Students.