On Monday, Oct. 25, 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 2-year or 4-year postsecondary institution. Liberty County School System has identified four eighth grade students for the 2021-2022 REACH Scholar Cohort.
2021–2022 REACH Scholars
• Kristian Capers — Midway Middle
• Troy Cayo — Midway Middle
• Lazariah Eldridge — Lewis Frasier Middle
• Aliyah Jones — Snelson- Golden Middle
Two Bradwell Institute Class of of 2022 graduating REACH Scholars, Domonique King and Patrick “PJ” Underwood, were present at the ceremony and provided encouraging words to the new scholars. Dr. Franklin Perry, Superintendent of Schools stated, “These students have already accomplished so much and I am certainly excited about what their future will bring and the positive impact they will have on our local community.”
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 post secondary institution.
The scholarship is in addition to any other grant or scholarship the student receives.