BOARD OF EDUCATION
The Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (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 sign 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 sign 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 or Georgia Technical School. Many colleges are matching this scholarship and some are double matching the scholarship, thus providing additional financial support for their college education.
The REACH Scholarship program is a public/private partnership with some of the funding from the state level, while the remainder is contributed by local community support. Lumpkin County School is seeking additional business partners for the program. If interested, please contact REACH Coordinator, Kerri Whitmire at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 706.864.3611, ext 10119.
Thank you to our current REACH sponsors!
Sarah Perry Major enjoys getting to hang out with her friends at school. Sarah’s favorite subject in school is math. When she isn’t in school, she is often busy hiking and participating in pageants. Sarah’s future plans include attending a technical school and earning a cosmetology degree and opening her own salon.
Karen Quiroz’s favorite subject in school is government. While at school she enjoys getting to meet and know new people. She participates in Raider’s Conditioning. When she isn’t in school, she enjoys playing soccer, painting and reading. Karen’s future goal is to attend tech school and major in graphic design.
Cameron Stringer likes to play football and run track. He also enjoys spending time with his friends. His favorite subject in school is social studies. Upon graduation, he hopes to attend Clemson University and major in sports medicine.
Ashlei Anderson enjoys her time at school in her ELA and science class. Her favorite time of the day is getting to go to her music tech class. Ashlei’s outside school interests include anything music related, wildlife and performing arts. Upon graduating from high school, she hopes to attend a four-year college and find a career path either with nursing, performance or culinary arts that will provide her with a good living.
Matthew Beck favorite subjects in school are math, science and history. He enjoys getting to learn new things at school with his friends. During his free time, he likes playing soccer and tennis. Matthew’s future goal is to attend medical school and become a neurologist.
Kandon Boyd loves math, French and science. Kandon enjoys spending time with her friends and seeing everyone at school. Kandon is on the cheer team, and while outside of school she loves horseback riding. Upon graduation, she hopes to attend Emory University and become a surgeon.
Jannelith Hernandez enjoys spending time with her friends at school. Her favorite subject is history. Jannelith likes to play soccer and softball outside of school, and she likes to hang out with her family and friends. Upon graduation, Jannelith plans to attend SCAD to pursue a career in acting.
Ashlyn Housman’s favorite subject in school is history. In her pastime she enjoys reading and spending time with her friends. Ashlyn’s future plans are to attend college and major in education and become a history teacher or an elementary school teacher.
Sheridan Pruitt enjoys her time at the high school especially during her history and fine arts classes. She likes to spend time with her friends and meeting new people at school each year. Sheridan is also a member of the Lumpkin County Band of Gold. At this time she is undecided on her future college plans.
Alyssa Allison enjoys learning new things especially in science class, and spending time with her friends. At school she is involved with FFA, volleyball, track and field and manages the basketball team. When not at school, she can be found volunteering at the local library. When she graduates from high school, she would like to attend college at Georgia Tech and become a Cytologist.
Leah Eversole favorite subject in school is English Language Arts. Leah is involved with drama and chorus at school, and loves hanging out with her friends at break. Leah enjoys cooking and gardening when she is not in school. Upon graduation, Leah plans to attend law school and become a lawyer.
Hailey Wehunt's favorite subject is English. She also enjoys getting to participate in 4H and horseback riding. When she graduates from high school, she hopes to go to college in Colorado and become a livestock veterinarian
Ariel Copeland loves spending time with her friends at school. Her favorite subject in school is English/Language Arts. When Ariel is not in school she enjoys playing volleyball. She hopes to join some extra curricular activities next school year. Ariel is unsure at this time for her future plans after high school.
Aaron Morales Sonora loves break time at school, and his favorite subject in school is math. When Aaron isn’t at school, he loves spending time playing with his cousins and brothers Aaron’s future plans are to attend the University of Georgia and become a math teacher.
John Jacobo Sonora’s favorite thing about school is being with his friends having fun and getting to meet new people. He loves all subjects in school and he loves to learn new things. Aaron is also a member of FBLA. When not in school, he likes to play soccer and football. His future goal is to attend the University of North Georgia and become either a math teacher or a tax attorney.
Eliana Romero likes to learn new things with other students and likes to work collaboratively with them. Her favorite subjects are social studies and science. In her pastime, she likes to read, write and watch movies. Her future plans are to attend Georgia Southern and become a pediatrician.
Presley Ash's favorite thing about school is the people. She enjoys social studies and the time she spends with FFA and chorus. Outside of school, Presley enjoys worshiping Jesus. Her future plans are to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) to become a veterinarian.
Chloe Hyde enjoys spending time with her friends and seeing them each day at school. Her favorite subject is social studies. While at school, she likes participating in chorus and drama. When she isn’t in school she may be found reading or completing art projects. Chloe’s future plans include receiving a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Georgia (UNG) before transferring to the University of Georgia (UGA) for a degree in law.
Mackenzie Martin's favorite subjects in school are math and science. She also enjoys her friends and teachers at school. She is a member of the cooking and crafts club and the band. When she isn’t in school, she loves hanging out with her friends. Upon high school graduation, Mackenzie plans to attend the University of Georgia (UGA) to become a physical therapist.
Enrique Padilla enjoys hanging out with his friends and learning while at school. His favorite subjects are math and social studies. Outside of school, he likes playing video games and watching videos. Enrique plans to attend the University of North Georgia (UNG) and plans to major in computer science.