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Five Middle School Students Receive REACH Scholarship

REACH Scholars

Every year, one student from each of our five middle schools is selected as a REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) Scholar. REACH is a needs-based mentorship and scholarship program designed to encourage students to persist in their educational pursuits.

Part of the state's Complete College Georgia initiative, REACH school systems identify low income rising eighth grade students who display academic promise and provide them with the academic, social, and financial support they will need to graduate from high school, attend and complete college and achieve success in the workforce. REACH Scholars sign a contract agreeing to maintain good grades, uphold good behavior and attendance, meet with their assigned mentor at least twice a month, their academic coach once a month, and attend REACH activities throughout each school year until their completion of high school. Their parents or guardians also sign a contract to support their Scholar's educational pursuits.

REACH Scholars who complete program requirements receive up to a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year) for up to four years at any HOPE­ eligible Georgia two or four-year postsecondary institution.

This year's recipients of a REACH Scholarship are: Lilly Akins (Eastbrook), Devan Bell (New Hope), Sarah Arnold (North Whitfield), Isabela Rodriguez (Valley Point), and Alexander Mullins (Westside).