2018-11-08 / Front Page

LCMS students will be first recipients of REACH scholarships worth $10,000


LCMS students along with family members signing their commitment forms for REACH scholarships were (l-r) Amari Freeman, Caleb Freeman, Tameki Freeman, Roderick Freeman, D’Metric Moss, Josiah Claxton-Jones, Felisha Norman, Tina Corley, Chance Corley, James Corley, Michael Williams, (center, back) Lincoln County REACH Coordinator and Director of Teaching Alyssa Huffman, Gayle Flanigan, Eleanor Holsomback, Ellie Triest, and Shanna Triest. LCMS students along with family members signing their commitment forms for REACH scholarships were (l-r) Amari Freeman, Caleb Freeman, Tameki Freeman, Roderick Freeman, D’Metric Moss, Josiah Claxton-Jones, Felisha Norman, Tina Corley, Chance Corley, James Corley, Michael Williams, (center, back) Lincoln County REACH Coordinator and Director of Teaching Alyssa Huffman, Gayle Flanigan, Eleanor Holsomback, Ellie Triest, and Shanna Triest. Lincoln County Middle School students Alyssa Huffman, Ellie Triest, Amari Freeman, Josiah Claxton-Jones, and Chance Corley signed their REACH Scholarship commitment forms at the district’s first ceremony held Thursday, Oc­tober 25, in the LCMS-LCHS au­ditorium with all LCMS students and staff in attendance.

Sheriff Paul Reviere inspired the students with a message of using education as an avenue to greater success. REACH Georgia Vice President Brad Bryant, presented Superintendent Dr. Samuel Light and the school system with a com­mendation from Governor Nathan Deal and the ceremony concluded with students and their families signing their commitment forms.

REACH (Realizing Educa­tional Achievement Can Happen) Georgia is a needs-based scholar­ship that begins in eighth grade. REACH scholars are paired with a mentor and an academic coach through high school. Scholars must maintain good grades (2.5 GPA in core courses), behavior, and attendance through middle school and high school. Schol­ars who successfully complete the program and graduate from high school are each awarded a $10,000 scholarship. The scholar can receive up to $2,500 per year for up to four years to be used at any two- or four-year REACH- eligible institution of their choos­ing to be used toward the cost of attendance.

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