It will be a community-wide celebration today as technical college dignitaries, civic leaders and elected officials gather to celebrate Savannah Technical College's Effingham grand opening and campus dedication at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Tours of the campus will be available this morning beginning at 10.
Effingham County High FFA member Jeremy Hill recently won the Area IV FFA Agricultural Electrification Career Development Event. The event was held at Johnson County High School in Wrightsville on Dec. 11.
South Effingham Elemetnary held its fifth annual holiday festival. The annual fundraiser for the PTO is one of the largest the school has each year. Last year's festival brought in more than 2,000 people.
The mentoring program, "PALS," was started at South Effingham High School 10 years ago under the capable leadership of master teachers, Mose Mock and Bill McIlrath. Mock, who has anchored, advised and taught the FFA program for most of his long career, started his FFA students working with eighth grade boys from Bethesda Home for Boys, who were already taking an animal science class from McIlrath.
The Effingham County Even Start Reading Is Fundamental program will be celebrating its first book distribution on Dec. 10, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Central Learning Center, 434 Wallace Dr. in Springfield. The book distribution event is made possible through RIF, the nation's oldest and largest children's and family literacy organization, and a grant awarded to the Effingham County Even Start program.
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.