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Liberty Reach Scholars aim for academic greatness
Students who complete program earn $10,000 scholarship for college or tech school
REACH scholars
Liberty County Schools held a signing day Oct. 22 for the latest group of REACH Scholars. If they complete the program and graduate from high school, the above eighth graders will earn $10,000 each to be used for college or tech school. (photo provided)

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, Liberty County REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) 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 five, eighth grade students for the 2019-2020 REACH Scholar Cohort. 

2019-2020 REACH Scholars are:

Hunter Haggerty – Lewis Frasier Middle School 

Zaquan Robinson – Lewis Frasier Middle School 

Julian Scott – Snelson-Golden Middle School 

Brandi Hines – Midway Middle School 

Jonnie Sphar – Midway Middle School 

REACH 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, at least a 2.5 grade point average, good 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. 

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