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BCMS Students Sign College Scholarship Commitments
BCMS Students Sign College Scholarship Commitments
Tonja Healey
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Five Brooks County Middle School students along with their families recently attending a signing ceremony signifying their commitment to being a REACH Georgia scholar. REACH Georgia is the State of Georgia’s first needs-based mentorship and college scholarship program. The mission is to ensure that Georgia’s academically promising students have the academic, social, and financial support needed to graduate from high school, access college and achieve postsecondary success. Beginning in the 8th grade and through high school, REACH Scholars are paired with a mentor and an academic coach. Scholars must maintain good grades (2.5+ HOPE Calculated GPA), behavior and attendance. Scholars who successfully complete the program and graduate from high school are awarded a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year) that can be used at a HOPE-eligible University System of Georgia, Technical College System of Georgia, or private postsecondary institution. The scholarship is in addition to any other grant or scholarship the student receives. The 2019 Georgia REACH scholars are Legand Hallman, Derrick McCray, Jr., Tamiah Gordon, Antron Tucker, and Johana Velasquez-Lopez. The Scholars are pictured with Principal Christine Freeman, 6-12 Curriculum Director Marcus Richardson, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Vickie Reed and Brooks County Board of Education President Larry Cunningham.