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.