Hall County Schools has named six Reach Scholars for the high school graduating class of 2023.
Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen Georgia Scholarship is a needs-based mentorship and college scholarship program.
This year’s Hall County recipients are Deiler Aquino-Gaspar of North Hall Middle; Alondra Cordero Albarran of Cherokee Bluff Middle; Dayami Martinez of North Hall Middle; America Lucario of Chestatee Academy; Kassandra Martinez of East Hall Middle; and Diego Gonzalez of East Hall Middle.
Students are selected for the program as they move from middle to high school. They must maintain a 2.5 grade-point average in core courses, have a clean discipline and strong attendance record, and remain free of drugs and criminal charges.
Mentors and academic coaches will support these students through graduation with the aim they will attend college or university.
Upon completion of high school, Reach graduates will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship to a Georgia college or post-secondary institution of their choice. Students receive $2,500 per year for up to four years, and colleges and universities can match those funds.
Reach has served 103 school systems across Georgia and nearly 1,200 students, committing over $17 million in scholarships.
Compiled by reporter Joshua Silavent