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REACH scholarships awarded

The REACH signing ceremony took place at the October 20, 2022 board meeting.

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Four Chattooga County middle school students got a head start on their college education as the recipients of a $10,000 REACH Georgia Scholarship.


Menlo Elementary School recipients are Emily Hughes and Hayden Lawson. Summerville Middle School recipient is Beydaly Gabriel-Lopez.

Lyerly Elementary School recipient is Dulce Garay-Villeda.

REACH Georgia is a statewide needs-based mentorship and scholarship program. It provides academically promising students who have a demonstrated financial need with the academic, social, and financial support to help make their dreams of college and a bright future a reality.

REACH Georgia applicants fill out an application, and recipients are selected and announced in the fall of their 8th-grade year. Scholars and their parents sign a commitment contract in a fall signing ceremony. The students commit to maintaining a 2.5 HOPE GPA, maintaining good behavior and school attendance, and meeting with a volunteer mentor and academic coach throughout high school.


In photo seated, left to right, are students
Hayden Lawson – Menlo (standing behind Hayden is his mother, Kayla Little)
Emily Hughes – Menlo (standing behind Emily is her mother, Mandy Hughes)
Dulce Garay-Villeda: Lyerly (standing behind Dulce is her mother, Patricia Villeda)
Beydely Gabriel-Diaz Summerville Middle (standing behind Beydely are her parents, Macario Gabriel and Zoila Deleon-Diaz
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