Five Thomas County Middle School (TCMS) students recently signed to be a part of the Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Georgia program, a needs-based scholarship designed to promote academic success and expand access to higher education. The TCMS students chosen to join REACH Georgia are Jesus Altamirano, Mariyha Davis, Jenyla Johnson, Malachi Thomas, and Nicholas Whigham.
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. Their parents or guardians also signed contracts to support their student through their education.
When these scholars graduate from high school, they will receive up to a $10,000 scholarship to be used at a HOPE eligible Georgia two or four-year college.
After learning about the details of the scholarship, each student along with their parents or guardians signed the scholarship documents signifying their commitment to completing the scholarship requirements.
REACH Georgia was initially launched in 2012 at Georgia Institute of Technology and was only offered to five school systems.