2017-12-06 / School News

FIVE STUDENTS TO RECEIVE REACH SCHOLARSHIPS UPON GRADUATION


Jenkins County students who will receive REACH scholarships upon graduation, from left, are first row: Tranice Shingleton and Madison Lanier; and second row: Chris Scott, Robert Gray and Aiden Dykes. 
(Photo contributed) Jenkins County students who will receive REACH scholarships upon graduation, from left, are first row: Tranice Shingleton and Madison Lanier; and second row: Chris Scott, Robert Gray and Aiden Dykes. (Photo contributed) Jenkins County has five students who will receive REACH scholarships upon graduation.

A signing ceremony on Monday, November 13, at the Jenkins County Board of Education was presented to induct five REACH scholars from the Jenkins County School System: Aiden Dykes, Robert Gay, Madison Lanier, Chris Scott, and Tranice Shingleton. These students will progress through the REACH program, receive scholarship awards upon graduation, and move into college and careers! On hand, in addition to their families, were Brad Bryant and Sara Neeley, REACH representatives.

Governor Deal launched the REACH Scholarship on February 6, 2012 at Georgia Institute of Technology and announced the first corporate sponsor, AT&T, which donated $250,000.

REACH became Georgia’s first public-private needsbased scholarship opportunity. It is locally owned and operated allowing community members to have a stake in student success. The community members supporting REACH Scholars ensure the students are maintaining their grades, attendance, and behavior and have the college and career support and preparation they need. One hundred percent of funds raised go to the college scholarships.

For the upcoming 2017-2018 school year, REACH has a total of 103 school systems participating in the program and almost 1,200 Scholars.

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