BOE holds REACH Scholar signing

by | October 31, 2018 2:38 pm

by WHITLEY CLIFTON

The Board of Education (BOE) held its monthly workshop meeting on Monday, October 29. Due to the signing of REACH Scholars, the regular scheduled 7 p.m. meeting began at 6:30 p.m. at the central office.

Opening the program, Dr. Kevin Judy welcomed all and presented a speech of recognition of board members and special guests, Keisha Hull and Elizabeth Gilmer. Students recognized in the program as REACH recipients were ECI students Angel Carrillo and Nadia Mendez, and SMS students, Jayson Brown, Sonai Holman, and Everardo Gonzalez.

Hull, REACH Georgia represenative, then took podium and acknowledged the selected five students for their interest in the program. She proceeded to give further information on the benefits and what is expected of the students in order for the continuance of rewards under the program.

Following Hulls, Gilmer then presented a speech, expressing the hard decisions faced when selecting the five students to receive the REACH scholarships. She commended the five recipients on their dedicated, hard work and gave further information on how additional funding opportunities could be at grasp.

Dr. Judy then handed the program over to Toni Terwilliger for the signing of scholarships. Terwilliger commended the students and gave instructions on signing for each student and parent. Following, each student was given a plaque of appreciation for their acceptance in the REACH program. A video message from Governor Deal and first lady Sandra Deal then made presentation in the room, who also commended the selected students and outlined what is expected of each individual and the possibilities their future holds.

The program was then closed by Dr. Judy and those in attendance enjoyed cake, mixed nuts, and punch, provided by Chandra Hooks.

While enjoying the served selected food and beverage, board members continued on with their regular monthly workshop in an additional room.

Dr. Judy called the meeting to order, and board members held…

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