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Bulloch Names 2016 REACH GA Scholars
Posted 11/20/16

Foundation’s support of state program makes

college possible for 20 local youth

 

Bulloch County Schools (BCS) honored five new REACH Georgia Scholars at a signing ceremony Nov. 3, at the Board of Education’s central office. Each scholar now has $20,000 to fund their post-secondary education thanks to local financial support from REACH Georgia, the Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education, and matching funds guaranteed by Georgia colleges and universities. Bulloch County Schools was one of five pilot districts for the program beginning in 2013, and the system has now named 20 total scholars with a total of $400,000 earmarked to invest in their future college and career success.

 

Chosen from eligible, eighth-grade applicants, the students, and their families, were recognized by Sara Neeley of REACH Georgia, Superintendent Charles Wilson, members of the Board of Education and Dr. Mary Felton, the program’s local coordinator. Members of the Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education (Foundation)’s Board of Trustees were also on hand for the ceremony.  This year’s REACH Scholars are the following: Joshua Davis, William James Middle School; Ciaji Wallace, Langston Chapel Middle School; Cynthia Martinez, Langston Chapel Middle School;  Elizabeth Osorio, Langston Chapel Middle School;  and 
Lena Dixon, Portal Middle High School.