Tue Oct 13 06:38:45 PDT 2015
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Early Co. Schools Touts Accomplishments During Bus Tour
Ashton Wright

BLAKELY, GA - Some Wiregrass community members went back to school Tuesday. It was the Early County School system's annual bus tour. Parents, retired educators and members of community organizations toured the district's four schools. They learned about recent accomplishments and future goals. One of the system's most recent accomplishments is the naming of five eighth grade students as Reach Scholars. The kids will each get $10,000 and an additional $10,000 when they graduate college. Superintendent Bronwyn Martin says the scholarship was based on need. "[The students] were low income, but low-income high potential. They would be first-generation college students. [We'll be] providing them a lot of support so they can be college graduates." Martin also talked about the system's recent decision to become an IE-Squared school. The district will have community meetings in the spring to get input on their plan.

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