New REACH scholars named in Fannin County

Board of Education, Education, News

The Fannin County School System welcomed seven new students into the Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) program Tuesday at Fannin County Middle.

The new REACH scholars are Silas Campbell, Alayna Dockery, Brisa Lopez-Garcia, Estenfania Rosas-Leal, Emma Pittman, Chelsey Thomas, and Amy Truett.

The special program is a state-wide scholarship program designed to help provide promising students the support to graduate high school and move on to achieve postsecondary success.

Each student scholar is paired with an academic mentor who is chosen to model positive behavior and offer each student knowledge, advice, guidance, and support related to academics and everyday life.

Those scholars who qualify will be awarded a financial scholarship after successfully graduating from high school.

Applications to become a REACH scholar are typically completed during the spring of the student’s seventh-grade year or during the fall of their eighth-grade year.

In order to maintain scholar status, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 throughout both middle and high school.

Also, scholars must maintain good attendance, good behavior, and must remain drug and alcohol free.

For more information on the REACH Georgia Scholarship Program, click here.


The newest members of the REACH program in Fannin County are, from left to right, front: Estenfania Rosas-Leal, Emma Pittman, Chelsey Thomas, Brisa Lopez-Garcia, Amy Truett, Alayna Dockery, and Silas Campbell. They were joined Tuesday by, from left to right, back row: REACH Program Coordinator Candice Sisson, Superintendent Dr. Michael Gwatney, Georgia House of Representatives Field Rep. Bill Kokaly, Speaker of the State House of Representatives David Ralston, Fannin County High Principal Erik Cioffi, and Fannin County Middle Principal Keith Nuckolls.

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