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Catoosa County Public School Inducts Five REACH GA Scholars

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Superintendent Denia Reese said, “I am thrilled that Catoosa County Public Schools is participating in the REACH Scholarship Program!”

REACH is a state initiative to provide Georgia’s academically promising 8th grade students with the academic, social, and financial support needed to graduate from high school and college prepared for work. To be eligible for the REACH scholarship, the student must qualify for free and reduced lunch, and preference must be given to students who are future first-generation college students

REACH Scholars sign a contract agreeing to maintain good grades, uphold good behavior and attendance, meet with their assigned mentor at least twice a month, their academic coach once a month, and attend REACH activities throughout each school year until their completion of high school. Their parents or guardians also sign a contract to support their Scholar’s educational pursuits. REACH Scholars who complete program requirements receive up to a $10,000 scholarship.

The REACH Scholarship may be used at a University System of Georgia, Technical College System of Georgia, or eligible private postsecondary institution. Over 60 colleges are matching or double matching the scholarships, increasing the $10,000 award to a $20,000 or $30,000 scholarship.

The Partnership 2000 Steering Committee will oversee this program, provide mentors, and help us raise the $3,500 matching funds for each scholarship. The signing ceremonies were held for Landon Faulk and Trula Robinette on October 2 at Lakeview Middle School; Christian Nichols signed his REACH Scholarship on October 4 at Heritage Middle School; and Victoria Corbishley and Trinity Street signed on October 4 at Ringgold Middle School.

Superintendent Reese said, “I really appreciate that Partnership 2000 is supporting this program. I think this scholarship will be life changing for these young people.”

Catoosa County Public Schools | P.O. Box 130 | Ringgold, GA 30736 | (706) 965-2297