The Effingham County School System has earned the distinction of being one of 55 systems out of the 180 in the state to have all its schools meet Adequate Yearly Progress for the No Child Left Behind Act.
Many local students who attend Valdosta State University have been recognized for their outstanding academic work.
Serena Lai and Katie Tanner of Rincon have been awarded Charter Scholarships by the University of Georgia's Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Marlow Elementary School has many young authors, but Lorin Alderman won the state young author competition.
Devon Jeffers, a 2003 alumna of Effingham County High School, graduated May 4 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in philosophy from Valdosta State University. The commencement ceremony took place in the P.E. complex at 4 p.m on main campus.
Covenant Christian Academy will be holding an open house tonight to showcase its new location, teachers and grade levels.
While many students have been taking a break from classes over the summer, one South Effingham student spent three weeks studying cancer at Duke.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – Coastal Empire held its kickoff for the 2007 Walk to Cure Diabetes at Grayson Stadium on June 30. Families and supporters gathered to get the latest information on juvenile diabetes and register for the Sept. 23 Walk to Cure Diabetes.
Amanda Zahrt Wright of Clyo received her master's degree from Walden University, on May 12, with a 4.0 GPA. The coursework for the master's degree focused primarily on reading and literacy.
Last month, Effingham County 4-H carried teen leaders Ben Snooks, Ken Mosely, Tiffany Cannaday and Courtney Aliffi, adult volunteers Lawanda Adkins, Jo Crosby, Vicki Arnette, Sharon Alexander, Ella Smith, Karen Aliffi, Katheryn Mack and Doug Saxon, county agents Bill Tyson and Jan Hall, along with 4-H program assistant Connie Heidt, and more than 130 fifth and sixth grade 4-H'ers to Rock Eagle in Eatonton.
Georgia Southern University recently awarded local students scholarships.Following is a list of area recipients:
MOUNT VERNON - Steven Ross Shealy of Springfield qualified for the dean's list at Brewton-Parker College for the May 2007 cohort semester, announced Dr. Ron Melton, provost.
The budget for the Effingham County Board of Education was set at the last meeting, but there are still funds the board has applied for to help cover the cost of educating children in career technical and agricultural programs.
Amber Toole of Rincon was named to the president's list at Georgia Southern University for the spring 2007 semester.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is conducting its annual "Pack-a-Pack" to help provide school supplies to local students.
Taylor Sauerland fondly recalls the method her fifth-grade teacher at South Effingham Elementary School employed to teach spelling words.
The annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp had its largest turnout, with 80 girls participating this week at Effingham County High School.
TIFTON - Austin Dixon of Rincon and Leslie Lamb of Guyton have been awarded scholarships from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2014-15 academic year.
A group of 4-H'ers assembled recently at the Mary Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Education Center with one aim in mind - to pass a test in the Georgia Department of Natural Resources hunter safety course.
MACON - A student from Effingham County received her degree from Mercer University during the School of Medicine spring commencement.
Nearly 60 girls have been participating this week in the Mini Mustang Cheer Camp, an annual fundraiser for the South Effingham High School cheer program.
The Effingham County Extension office is winding down its summer fun as 4-H'ers have been participating in many events within their summer programming.
DAHLONEGA - Three students from Effingham County earned academic recognition at the University of North Georgia for the 2014 spring semester.
Effingham College and Career Academy's SkillsUSA chapter attended the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City from June 23-27. This year's conference marked the 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference for SkillsUSA, a showcase of career and technical education students.
ATLANTA - Two students from Effingham County received degrees from Emory University in Atlanta, at its 169th commencement ceremony.
School nutrition managers from across the state recently gathered at Georgia Southern University to attend Culinary Institute II, a 32-hour, weeklong training session by the Georgia Department of Education's School Nutrition Program.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University officially rolled out its new name July 1, offering free Leopold's ice cream in Compass Plaza to students, faculty and staff to celebrate the name change.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently named 2,518 students for excellence in academics to the 2014 spring semester dean's list.
SAVANNAH - More than 700 students graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University following the spring semester, including the following local students: