• By Mercedes C Parham
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019

District selects REACH Georgia Scholarship recipients

Columbus, GA-The Muscogee County School District (MCSD) named nine eighth-grade students as new scholars of the Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Georgia Scholarship Program at a ceremony Wednesday, October 23, 2019. This day was designated by Governor Brian Kemp as the MCSD REACH Georgia Signing Day. Dr. David F. Lewis, Superintendent, members of the Board of Education, educators, and supporting members of the community welcomed the following cohort of students into the program during the ceremony.

First Name

Last Name

School

Felix

Amable

Baker Middle

Celestial

Deeter

Baker Middle

Abdullah

Ellis

Rothschild Middle

Natasha

Harris

Blackmon Road

Angel

James

Arnold Middle

Keith

Lafavor, Jr.

Rothschild Middle

Amaris

Perez-Aguilar

Midland Middle

Kristiyona

Robinson

Rothschild Middle

Jeremy

Veloz

Midland Middle



Governor Nathan Deal launched REACH Georgia in 2012 as a needs-based mentorship and scholarship program that begins in the eighth grade. Each REACH Scholar is paired with a mentor and an academic coach through middle and high school to provide the needed support to graduate from high school, apply to college, achieve post-secondary success, and prepare for the 21st-century workforce. The students must maintain good grades (2.5 minimum GPA), behavior, and attendance throughout middle school and high school. Scholars who successfully complete the program and graduate from high school will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year) that can be used at any HOPE-eligible institution in Georgia. Eligible Georgia colleges and universities can match or double match the scholarship, which is in addition to any other grant or scholarship the student might receive.

For more information about the REACH program visit our MCSD Facebook page, Muscogee County School District REACH Georgia Facebook page, or http://reachga.org.

The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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