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Long County announces REACH winners
Long County REACH Scholars pictured from left to right: Madelyn Owens, Scottland Smith, Khaleb Thomas-Petty, Janis Darey, Valeria Chihuahua-Rodriguez, Superintendent David Edwards

The Long County School System is proud to announce the winners of our 2020-2021 REACH Scholarships.  These 8th grade students will each receive $10,000 college scholarships upon successful completion of academic, behavior, and attendance requirements, and graduation from high school. They will be supported throughout the next four years at Long County High School by academic coaches and mentors.  Long County Schools would like to thank the REACH Georgia Scholarship Foundation, as well as our local sponsors for providing funding for the scholarships.  Our local sponsors include Canoochee EMC, Compass Worship Center, Greater Historical Elem Missionary Baptist Church, Long County Chamber of Commerce, and A New Beginning Church.  


This is Long County’s second year as a REACH School System.

REACH stands for Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen.  It is a program offered through the REACH Georgia Foundation and the Georgia Student Finance Commission that supports students with a mentoring program throughout their high school years, as well as a $10,000 college scholarship.


This year’s five REACH Scholars were nominated by either their 7th or 8th grade teachers.  They completed applications for the scholarships, obtained school and community references, and participated in an interview before a community panel which included educational, faith based, and community partners of the Long County School System.


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