Five Thomas County Middle School (TCMS) students recently signed to be a part of the Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Georgia program, a scholarship program designed to promote academic success and expand access to higher education. The TCMS students chosen to join REACH Georgia are Earnestine Brock, Zariah Clark, Ava Mares, Haylee Moore, and Malina Roberts.
Students were nominated by their teachers because they maintain good grades and excellent school attendance, actively participate in class, and have good behavior. Following the nomination, students went through a rigorous interview process to become REACH scholars.
As a part of the program, students signed contracts to agree to meet attendance and behavior requirements, maintain a certain grade point average, participate in REACH Georgia-related activities, and meet weekly with a mentor throughout high school. Parents and/or guardians also signed contracts to support each student throughout their education. When students meet these requirements, they will each receive a $10,000 college scholarship.