REACH Scholars

On Wed., Nov. 30, five Carver Middle School students were inducted as the Walton County School District's first-ever REACH Scholars. Eighth graders Alyssa Bentley, Allyssa Campbell, Ja'liyah Etchison, Ricyah Robinson and Carina Thompson were selected by a local committee after being nominated by their teachers and completing the application process.

The REACH Georgia program is a needs-based scholarship designed to promote academic success and expand access to higher education. As a part of the program, students signed contracts to maintain a certain grade point average and to also meet with a volunteer mentor and academic coach until they graduate from high school. Parents or guardians signed contracts to support their child through this process. When these scholars graduate from high school, they will receive up to a $10,000 scholarship – $2,500 each year for up to four years – to be used at a HOPE-eligible Georgia two or four-year college. For more information, please visit

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