ATLANTA - Christina Hillman from Ebenezer Middle School received first place at the National History Day in Georgia state contest that was held May 6 at Macon State College.
The South Effingham FFA held its annual fishing tournament on May 5 at Warnell Forestry Center. The fishing continued all day until the 4 p.m. weigh-in.
All Effingham County Schools will be open to the public from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday through Thursday during the summer months, May 21-June 28 and July 9-July 12. All schools will close for summer break July 2-6. Beginning July 16, all schools will return to their regular schedule of operating five days a week with their regular school hours.
Bulloch Academy first grade teacher Eileen Rice was recently named the school's 2007-2008 Teacher of the Year. Rice's husband, George, and son, Nathan, made a surprise appearance at the May faculty meeting where headmaster Dr. Brenda Shuman-Riley made the announcement.
Elizabeth Nicole Parker, graduating summa cum laude, earned an Associate of Science degree with a concentration in education during Young Harris College's commencement service May 5.
During the fall 2006 semester, a task force comprised of faculty from each college and including a representative of the Bulloch County School System met regularly to discuss ways to improve the First-Year Experience (FYE), a program that serves students new to Georgia Southern University. One result of the task force's work is a new event: Conversations with Professors.
Colby Waisanen of Rincon has been named a National Merit Scholar.
The following South Effingham High School graduates received scholarships to continue their educations.
The South Effingham Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps has just completed its best year ever, since Capt. Roger Coursey and Chief Petty Officer Larry Harmon started the program when the school opened in 1996.
On May 15, retired Air Force Colonel Ed Wexler and Master Sgt. Jim Fox, representing Savannah's Chapter 137 of the Air Force Association (AFA), presented five Effingham County teachers with the AFA Visions Award.
The following scholarships were awarded to graduates of Effingham County High School.
The Effingham County Board of Education discussed a recent visit to Newnan to view the career academy in place there Thursday.
Children and teens who are interested in acting are invited to attend the annual Summer Drama Camp at Georgia Southern University.
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:
Hillman makes Pratt Institute's president's list for spring term
Effingham County Cloverleaf 4-H'ers recently camped at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, the largest 4-H center in the world, in Eatonton.
The Effingham County Health Department will be open July 22 and 29 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. for parents to bring their children in for back-to-school immunizations. The health department is located at 802 Highway 119 South in Springfield.
Honor rolls for the fourth nine-week grading period for Effingham County's two high schools: