The rural community of Gideon was the community in which Mr. Wilson’s mother grew up and the location of many happy summer vacation experiences. The Gideon School District is noted throughout the state and region as providing one of the best technologically rich environments for students and the community. Its graduating class is typically comprised of 20-28 members.
The REACH Foundation offers an $8,000 scholarship to high school seniors who are planning to attend a 4-year college upon graduation. These scholarships are awarded in Farmington, Bristol, and Plainville, CT; Gideon, MO; and Texarkana, AR. Applicants must have shown leadership qualities and demonstrated a desire to become involved in school and community activities. The scholarship is paid on a semester basis ($1,000 for each of eight semesters).
With regret The REACH Foundation is suspending the awarding of this scholarship.