Nine APS Middle School Scholars Selected for REACH Class of 2024

While National Signing Day has become a big event for high school senior football players signing college letters of intent, a “signing day” ceremony of a different sort was held for nine APS eighth graders Oct. 18 at Phoenix Academy. These scholars were selected as REACH scholars for the Class of 2024:

  • Amir Robinson, BEST Academy
  • Jameeya Woods, Brown Middle School
  • Calik Hill, Ralph J. Bunche Middle School
  • Shataira Hightower, Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy
  • Ajoni Douglas, John Lewis Invictus Academy
  • Laiylah Sheffield, The Kindezi School at Old Fourth Ward
  • Alexis Hernandez-Tellez, Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School
  • Kelly Abigail Reyes-Cruz, Sutton Middle School
  • Leia Maduakalom, Wesley International Academy

REACH, which stands for Realizing Education Achievement Can Happen, is a needs-based mentorship and scholarship initiative that begins in eighth grade. Scholars who successfully complete the program and graduate from high school are awarded a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year) that can be used at any HOPE-eligible institution in Georgia. Learn more on the ATLsuper Blog.

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