CCMS Reach Scholars Named
CCMS students, Canche and Goodson Named REACH Georgia Scholarship Recipients
The REACH Georgia Scholarship “rewards students for self-accountability, promotes parent involvement and provides motivation and support; all factors that we know are critical in student educational achievement,” said Governor Nathan Deal at the launch of the program. The REACH Georgia Scholarship Program was designed with middle students in mind who demonstrate true academic promise, but may not have the personal motivation, academic preparation or financial support they need to obtain a postsecondary degree, diploma or career certificate. During the fall of the school year, REACH Georgia is given statewide recognition through press releases, social media, and occasionally live media coverage as new scholars are inducted into the program. The ceremony for this year was held on October 30th at 1 pm in the Calhoun County High School media center. This year’s recipients for Calhoun County are middle school 8th graders, Kendrick Goodson and Je’Kaylah Canche. During the REACH signing ceremony, Kendrick and Je’Kaylah committed to satisfying the program requirements, graduating from high school, and enrolling and completing college. By signing contracts during this ceremonial occasion, they are agreeing to uphold program requirements to be eligible to receive the scholarship funds upon graduation of high school. In attendance for this year’s ceremony were Mrs. Neeley and Mr. Brand, State REACH Coordinators; Dr. S. Harvey, Calhoun County School Superintendent; Mr. Craveous Butler, Principal of Calhoun County Middle School; Parents of both recipients and other school officials. Calhoun County High School’s Media Specialist, Mrs. Jan Barron and her assistant Mrs. Rhonda Ashley hosted the signing ceremony events. .