(Hinesville, GA) On Monday, December 7, 2020, Liberty County REACH Scholars and their parents signed contracts, committing to satisfying the REACH program requirements, graduating from high school, and enrolling in a Georgia college. Liberty County School System has identified four eighth grade students for the 2020-2021 REACH Scholar Cohort. 2020-2021 REACH Scholars William Buckley – Lewis Frasier Middle Briana Roberson – Midway Middle Cornelius Pitts – Snelson-Golden Middle Ava Buerger – Snelson-Golden Middle REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) Georgia is the State of Georgia’s first needs-based mentorship and college scholarship program. The mission is to ensure that Georgia’s academically promising students have the academic, social, and financial support needed to graduate from high school, enter a Georgia postsecondary institution, and achieve success. Beginning in the 8th grade and through high school, REACH Scholars are paired with a mentor and an academic coach. Scholars must maintain good grades (2.5 GPA), behavior and attendance. Scholars who successfully complete the program and graduate from high school are awarded a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year) that can be used at a University System of Georgia, Technical College System of Georgia, or eligible private postsecondary institution. The scholarship is in addition to any other grant or scholarship the student receives.