HOUSTON COUNTY, Georgia (KBTV)- Eight middle school students in Houston County have been named a Realizing Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Scholar and were awarded $10,000. The REACH Georgia program provides support for students with academic promise, to help them successfully progress from middle school through college, with a goal of earning a degree. The students will receive the scholarship funds upon high school graduation.
One student was selected from each of the district’s eight middle schools. The scholars are listed by school below:
- Bonaire Middle: TaVionce Holloman
- Feagin Mill Middle: Jayden St. Hilaire
- Huntington Middle: Aryn Myles
- Mossy Creek Middle: Zian Grubb
- Northside Middle: Gisleine Cano-Rivera
- Perry Middle: Sophie Brown
- Thomson Middle: Daniela Cardenas
- Warner Robins Middle: Hannah Wright
REACH is designed to provide support for students by pairing them with an academic coach and mentor. Throughout enrollment in middle and high school, recipients will meet regularly with their academic coach and mentor. Meeting topics will include college and career planning, social interaction, life skills, study skills and academic supports available at school. Mentors undergo a detailed training orientation and receive ongoing training throughout the school year. The goal is for the mentors to stay with their assigned student through high school.