FVMS 8th Grade students, Shkira Blalock and Akeviyon Lee, were chosen as 2016-17 REACH Scholars in the state of Georgia. REACH stands for Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen. It is a "needs-based mentorship and scholarship program designed to encourage students, starting in middle school, to persist in their educational pursuits. These students are provided with academic, social, and financial supports needed to graduate from high school, access college, achieve post-secondary success and be prepared for the 21st century workforce." Upon graduating from high school, each student will receive a $10,000 scholarship for college in Georgia.
They signed their scholarships at a ceremony held Sept. 20th at Byron Middle School. Governor Nathan Deal started the REACH program in February 2012.
We are very proud of Shkira and Akeviyon and their pursuit of excellence!!