By Scott Thompson
Four Barrow County School System students sat at tables with family members in front of cameras and a room full of people and signed contracts.
It wasn’t the college football signing day ceremony that has become a nationwide ritual every February. Instead, the contracts signified the students’, and their families’, commitment to their academic futures.
Eighth-graders Jasmine Hernandez (Bear Creek Middle), Damien Brown (Russell Middle), Isaac Xiong (Haymon-Morris Middle) and Christopher Munoz (Westside Middle) joined the REACH Georgia scholar program during Tuesday morning’s ceremony at the system’s central office.
“It kind of is like college signing day; it’s just a neat thing,” guest speaker and state Rep. Terry England, said of the ceremony, which was one of 90 happening around Georgia on Tuesday. “I’m glad we decided as a state to do this on a statewide basis and have some excitement about it because this is a very important day.”
(From left) Barrow County REACH Georgia program coordinator Sherri Perry, Haymon-Morris Middle School student Isaac Xiong, Bear Creek Middle School student Jasmine Hernandez, Westside Middle School student Christopher Munoz and Russell Middle School student Damien Brown are shown at Tuesday’s program. Photo by Carmen Morrison
Display comments as (Linear | Threaded)