As part of a $274,400 state grant that the Effingham County School System received last fall, both local high schools have been able to expand their driver's education programs. A portion of the grant money was used to purchase two new Chevrolet Uplander's for use at each high school.
SEHS FFA Forestry Class attended Rayonier Tree Nursery in Glennville. Dean McCraw, nursery manager, discussed tree planting practices with the class. Items discussed were collection, pollination, germination, management, harvesting and sales of tree seedlings.
As a forerunner to the Feb. 4 Junior Achievement and Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Groundhog Day Job Shadowing for area high school students, 11 eighth grade students from South Effingham Middle School and school counselors Donna Kessler and Jeff Faith took part in the first ever middle school job shadowing program in Effingham County.
Effingham County High School pre-Kindergarten, along with help from Mrs. Donna Holder's National Art Honors Society, raised $977 for St. Jude's Children Research Hospital. Mrs. Allen and Mrs. Scott taught the pre-K students about how important it is to help others in need.
VALDOSTA-Valdosta State University is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of the nearly 1,200 students who completed the requirements of their respective academic programs during the spring semester.
John Cowart of Rincon earned the distinction of faculty honors for spring 2015 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic average for the semester.
Wyatt Dyches, a University of Georgia student from Rincon studying biological sciences, has been selected to receive the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences W. Tapp Bennett Scholarship for the 2014-15 school year.
Kirston Cox of Guyton a junior, was named to the president's list of Mercer University's Townsend School of Music for the spring 2015 semester. Inclusion on this list requires students to meet rigorous grade-point-average standards specific to the college or school within the university.