April 18-21 was a very special week in the lives of five South Effingham High students. April Powell, Hillary Driggers, Jake Terrell, Hershel Anderson and Tamela Wallis attended the state leadership meeting for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) in Atlanta and came home winners.
Coastal Georgia Community College held its 42nd commencement exercise on May 4.
Understandably, many parents worry about their children moving on from elementary school to middle school.
The University of Scranton conferred more than 1,400 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including a MS in curriculum and instruction to Maureen F. O'Bryan of Springfield. The university presented approximately 900 bachelor's and associate's degrees, 500 master's degrees and 17 doctoral degrees, at its Memorial Day weekend commencement ceremonies. This was the largest post-baccalaureate class in the history of the Jesuit university.
The various school construction projects are currently moving as projected toward completion.
Preliminary results from the high school graduation test show Effingham County students have made significant gains on the science and social studies portions of the test.
The Effingham County Board of Education is expected to vote on a proposed meal price increase at its next meeting on June 21.
SAVANNAH – This summer, Savannah Technical College will add two technical certificate programs in aviation, bringing the total to three industry-specific programs offered at the college's Savannah Campus. The new programs are Luxury Craft Cabinetmaking and Aircraft Exteriors. They will be offered in addition to Aircraft Structural Assembly. All are short-term certificate programs.
Ted Trainor has come to Effingham Christian School as the new headmaster for the school on Goshen Road.
Dwan A. Gerido was recently awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in physiology and biophysics at the commencement exercises at Stony Brook University.
Twenty-three students and five chaperones traveled to Europe on May 22 as part of an educational tour. The group toured London, Paris, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Sorrento and Capri while in Europe.
Meredith G. Moore of Rincon was named to the dean's list at Carson-Newman College for the spring semester.
For the fourth straight year, Blandford Elementary School joined a worldwide effort to set a record for the most people participating in sport stacking in a 24-hour period. Last year, BES was part of a Guinness-record 555,932 stackers.
South Effingham Middle School hosted a Veterans Day program in the school gymnasium on Nov. 11.
Kirbi Ratner is Effingham County's newest Master Teacher.
The Effingham College and Career Academy will host an information session about its new aircraft assembly technician program.
As National 4-H Week came to a close, the celebration of 4-H continued to resonate throughout Effingham as 4-H'ers geared up for the 71st Effingham County Fair.
The South Effingham Middle School competition cheerleaders won the region championship for the fourth straight year.
Ebenezer Middle School saluted military service members with its annual Veterans Day program.
Blandford Elementary School hosted a new event this year for Veterans Day - a parade of veterans who are family members of BES students.
Effingham County improved its high school graduation rate for the second straight year, while also topping the state average by nearly 11 percentage points.
In his time as state schools superintendent, John Barge has heard plenty of criticism of the Common Core standards.
Effingham County students competed in the 4-H Challenge Bowl at the Georgia National Fair in Perry and brought home a top-six finish in the state.
The South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team won first place in the large division and grand champion at Battle in the Boro. They competed at Southeast Bulloch High School on Oct. 25 and won by 54 points. Bella Kay Tatum from SEMS won first place in the jump off.
Cadets with the Effingham Cadet Squadron of Civil Air Patrol were "all in" to their most recent community service project, to help sort more than 10,000 pounds of canned food in preparation for the annual Thanksgiving meal provided by Manna House Ministries.
In honor of Veterans Day, Armstrong State University and Mountainfilm on Tour-Savannah will host a special screening of the documentary "Mending the Line" on Monday at 7 p.m. the Ogeechee Theatre in the Student Union, 11935 Abercorn St.
SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College has selected Anthony A. (Tony) Faust as department head for fire science. In this role, Faust is responsible for teaching and coordinating academic programs and processes, as well as supervise faculty at all campuses for fire science.