REACH Scholars ready to follow their dreams

  • Sunshot by Michael Hall — The 2019 class of REACH Scholars, from left to right, Mason Carey, Ethan Cleveland, Emily Evans, Jashon Gaines and Trinity Wilson, watch bubbles fly as keynote speaker Dink NeSmith, Community Newspapers Inc. president, makes a point about dreams needing to be protected like soap bubbles floating in the wind past jagged rocks.
    Sunshot by Michael Hall — The 2019 class of REACH Scholars, from left to right, Mason Carey, Ethan Cleveland, Emily Evans, Jashon Gaines and Trinity Wilson, watch bubbles fly as keynote speaker Dink NeSmith, Community Newspapers Inc. president, makes a point about dreams needing to be protected like soap bubbles floating in the wind past jagged rocks.
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Dreams are fragile, like soap bubbles blowing past jagged rocks on a windy day, they must be protected so they don’t burst.
That was the message passed on by Dink NeSmith to the five new REACH Scholars who signed pledges on Oct. 11 to meet certain criteria throughout high school so they can earn thousands of dollars in scholarship money.
“Students, look around this room and know there are plenty of people who want you to succeed,” said NeSmith, president of Community Newspapers Inc., which owns The Hartwell Sun.
He was the keynote speaker at the 2019 REACH signing ceremony, an annual event to celebrate the five newest additions from Hart County to the state program.

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