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.
Honor rolls for the first nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:
Honor rolls for the first nine-week grading period for Effingham County's three middle schools:
Honor rolls for the first nine-week grading period for Effingham County's two high schools:
One tenet of the Effingham College and Career Academy is that preparing students for careers is not a one-size-fits-all process.
Students from Grace Academy are learning at a young age to help others in their community.
More than 300 high school students in Effingham County were honored last week for completing Georgia-Pacific's STEM Scholars program.
More than a hundred South Effingham High School students took advantage of a recent opportunity to apply to college.
SAVANNAH - Fire science students at Savannah Technical College may expand their first responder training with EMS certifications with a new firefighter/EMS diploma.
Georgia Southern University has announced a $225,000 contribution from Gulfstream Aerospace to support research and education at the university. This gift continues Georgia Southern's long relationship with Gulfstream, manufacturer of the world's most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft, which began with former Gulfstream president and CEO Allen E. Paulson.
Ebenezer Middle School's Eagle Winds honor band has been chosen to perform at the 24th annual University of Georgia Middle School Band Festival in December.
A group of Effingham County Middle School students participated in Georgia Southern University's Global Village Competition, as part of the International Festival hosted by the Center for International Studies.
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.