For the 6th year, Vidalia City Schools has presented $50,000 of needs-based scholarships to five J.R. Trippe 8th graders. In a ceremony held recently at Vidalia High School, Zakyria Williams, Eion Ryals, Charlotte Powell, Lauren Hardnett, and Madisyn Corbett received $10,000 in REACH Scholarships that will garner them financial support upon graduation.
Cancer is a cruel disease that shows no discrimination in who it attacks. Over 1.9 million new cases were projected to be diagnosed in the United States in 2022 alone. (1) But when one school system with a total of just 345 employees has 5 of those employees diagnosed with and fighting cancer to stay alive in the last year, the reality of the dreaded disease struck close to home for the students, teachers, and staff of the Vidalia City School System.