Destiny Long, Taylor County Schools, Class of 2021

What is the best part about being a REACH Scholar?

I think that the best part about being a REACH Scholar is that I know that if I continue to keep my grades up and stay out of trouble, the thought of going to college seems closer to being a reality than it would have been had I not chosen to be a REACH Scholar.

How have you benefited from your involvement with REACH?

Being involved with REACH has helped me stay motivated to keep my grades up and helps me remain less stressed than I used to be when I would think about college and how I would be able to attend.

How has your future outlook changed since becoming a REACH Scholar?

Since becoming a REACH Scholar, the idea of going to college seems more attainable than it would be otherwise, and I feel like I have raised my own expectations of myself due to being one of the few chosen for such an opportunity.