Our REACH Scholars

Class of 2021

Alivia Johnson

Alivia Johnson, Central High School


Shamiya Gladden

Shamiya Gladden, Northeast High School


Kennedy Randall

Kennedy Randall, Northeast High School

Amari Stubbs

Amari Stubbs, Northeast High School


Amauri Cotton

Amauri Cotton, Southwest High School


Jasmine Martin

Jasmine Martin, Southwest High School


Altanese Palmer

Altanese Palmer, Southwest High School


Anaya Patterson

Anaya Patterson, Southwest High School


Class of 2022

Lalah Black

Lalah Black, Southwest High School

Lalah's favorite classes at Southwest are math classes, but she also likes to read and write. After she finishes high school, Layla's goal is to head out west to attend UCLA, where she would study to be an anesthesiologist.

Ruth Patterson

Ruth Patterson, Southwest High School

Ruth loves math class. After school, she runs track but always makes sure to keep up with her studies. For a career, Ruth plans to either pursue something in the engineering or counseling fields.

Class of 2023

Kahlil Harvey
Kahlil Harvey, Central High School

Frederick Coker
Frederick Coker, Northeast High School

Jalayziah Williams
Jalayzah Williams, Northeast High School

Tyra Smith
Tyra Smith, Rutland High School

Nayomi Sanchez
Nayomi Sanchez, Southwest High School

Stormy Prevatt
Stormy Prevatt, Westside High School

Class of 2024

Tai Leea Jones
Tai-Leea Jones, Central High School
Tai-Leea  is the daughter of Shantae Hollingshed and Darrick Jones. Tai-Leea is an accomplished dancer and an active member of her church.  She has received countless invitations to dance at various events throughout the city and the state of Georgia. Her academic accomplishments are numerous. She has received A/B Honor roll since first grade. Tai-Leea said, “Receiving the REACH Scholarship will afford me the opportunity to attend post-secondary to reach my goals, and this might not have happened for me without this scholarship.” Upon graduation, Tai-Leea wants to attend technical college to become a cosmetologist and obtain a degree in business to own a hair salon.  

Hanniah Knighton
Hanniah Knighton, Central High School
Hanniah is the daughter of Keya Knighton. Hanniah is involved in many academic, religious, and civic organizations.  She is a talented and accomplished volleyball player. She has received numerous academic and athletic awards such as A/B Honor Roll and the Georgia Milestones. Hanniah said, “Winning this scholarship means I will be a role model to the people in my family. I will be the first person in my family to graduate and attend college.” Upon graduation, Hanniah plans to attend Middle Georgia State University and major in nursing.  

Centreace McCrea
Centreace McCrea, Central High School
Centreace is the daughter of Alicia and Michael McCrea. Centreace is an active member of FBLA, Band, Chorus, and 4-H. She has received countless academic honors such as Highest Average in all Subjects in grades 3 and 4, the Highest Score on the GA Milestones in Mathematics in 5th Grade, and the Cloverleaf DPA. Centreace’s main hobby is reading. Centreace plans to attend Mercer University to become a doctor. Centreace believes, “Receiving the REACH Scholarship proved to me that when you are passionate about your goals, blessings will come to you.”

Sanniy Clowers
Sanniy Clowers, Howard High School
Sanniy's parents are Jason and Stefani Clowers. Sanniy is a cheerleader and active member of FBLA. Sanniy has received athletic and academic awards. She is most proud of receiving the Star Student Award. Sanniy plans to attend UCLA to become a micro-biologist. When asked, the impact she believes receiving the REACH scholarship will have on her future, Sanniy stated, “Receiving the REACH Scholarship will remove the barrier of finances to pursuing my future goals.”

Marcelle Williams
Marcelle Williams, Northeast High School
Marcelle is the daughter of Dennis and Anne-Marie Royal. She is an active member of FBLA, the News Team, Junior Beta Club, Millionaire Readers Club, Math Team and Academic Team. She has received various academic honors such as Highest GPA in Second and Fourth Grade, 2nd Place in the District’s Readers Cup Competition, and 5th Grade Leadership Award.  Also, Marcelle was the Valedictorian of her 5th Grade Class. Marcelle’s hobbies are reading and taking care of animals. Marcelle said, “Being a REACH Scholar will help me reach my goal of helping countless animals and making an impact on the field of animal medicine."

Montavius Smith
Montavius Smith, Rutland High School
Montavius  is the son of the late Ashley Smith-Coley. He resides with his grandparents Symuel and Sandra Tripp.  Montavius is a talented football player, sings in his church choir, and takes advanced content classes in Language Arts and Science.  Montavius has received numbers awards for athletics and academics. His football team won the district championship in his 6th-grade year, and he has received the Bronze President’s Award, A/B Honor Roll and the Principal’s Award. Montavius believes, “Receiving the REACH Scholarship will help me reach my goals in life. I know this will make my deceased mother and grandparents proud.” Montavius plans to attend Middle Georgia State to major in Culinary Science and later pursue a degree in Criminal Justice from Emory University.

Class of 2025
Nicholas Woodford, Appling Middle School
James Winston, Ballard-Hudson Middle School
Micaiah Howard, Howard Middle School
Kimora Hollingshed, Miller Magnet Middle School
Xanthia Brezial, Rutland Middle School
De-Andre McKinney, Weaver Middle School

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