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Graham wins FFA lawn mower event at Peach County

Effingham County High FFA member Chris Graham recently won the Peach County Invitational commercial lawn mower safety and operations contest.

October 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Governor's Cup stays at South Effingham

For the second year in a row, South Effingham High School has been named a region winner in the 2007 Governor's Cup Challenge, which recognizes schools that have significantly improved their SAT scores over a three-year period. SEHS has posted an average annual change of 16 points from 2005-2007 and is one of 33 Georgia high schools named as a regional winner.

October 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Durkin awarded M.D. from Mercer

MACON - Mercer University School of Medicine awarded Rincon resident Ryan Frank Durkin a Doctor of Medicine degree during commencement May 5 in Macon.

October 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


STC chief likes Effingham's chances for career academy

Effingham County's chances of landing a career academy may be getting better, school officials found out Thursday night.

October 17, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Education


Sand Hill celebrates Grandparents' Day

October 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


STC students can find out about DOL support

SAVANNAH - This Wednesday, when students come to register for fall quarter classes at the Savannah Technical College Effingham Campus, they will have the opportunity to learn about training monies available through the Department of Labor. DOL staff will be on hand to distribute information and answer questions.

October 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Hamilton inducted into STC honor society

Cheryl Lynn Hamilton was inducted into the Beta Xi Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Savannah Technical College on Sept. 4.

October 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Fitts chosen to state student advisory board

De'Von Fitts, a junior at Effingham County High School, was recently selected to serve on State School Superintendent Kathy Cox's Student Advisory Council. The council will meet with Cox four times this year to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Georgia.

October 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Little impact on schools with new state grad rules

Changes to the graduation rules by the Georgia Board of Education are likely to have little immediate impact on the curriculum currently in place in the county.

October 12, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


It's almost showtime

October 12, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Military academy day coming to Benedictine

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) and U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) announced they will host a statewide Military Academy Day event in coordination with the Georgia delegation on Sept. 29 at Benedictine Military School in Savannah.

October 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Guyton Elementary starting school year on a high note

Guyton Elementary is off to a great start this year and wanted to let everyone know what is happening.

October 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Two local 4-H'ers selected to participate in national program

This past July, Effingham County senior 4-H'ers, Ben Snooks and Haisten White, students of Effingham County High School, were selected to participate in Citizenship Washington Focus.

October 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


BoE OKs drug testing policy changes

The Effingham County Board of Education approved changes to a drug testing policy that will allow students who do not participate in school sponsored extracurricular activities to voluntary submit to drug testing.

October 05, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Schools boast of CRCT scores

Effingham County school officials are crowing about the results of the Criterion Reference Competency Tests.

October 05, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


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Local students graduate from Valdosta State

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.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Kicklighter earns bachelor of arts from Mercer University

MACON-Kelsey Kicklighter of Rincon earned a bachelor of arts cum laude from Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts during the University's spring commencements.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Rincon’s Stone earns bachelor’s degree from Georgia Tech

ATLANTA-Brandon Stone of Rincon has earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

June 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students named to dean’s list at Georgia Tech

ATLANTA-The following students have earned the distinction of Dean's List at the Georgia Institute of Technology for Spring 2015.

June 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Matthews graduates from Indiana

Nicholas Lynch Matthews has graduated from the University of Indiana with a doctorate of philosophy in mass communications and a minor in psychology.

June 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Miles named to Presbyterian provost’s list

Rachel Elizabeth Miles of Rincon earned provost's list honors for the 2015 spring semester at Presbyterian College. The provost's list seeks to honor those students who achieved at least a 3.3 GPA.

June 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Cowart earns faculty honors at Georgia Tech

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.

June 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


High school honor rolls

Effingham County High

June 23, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Middle school honor rolls

Ebenezer Middle School

June 23, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Blandford Elementary

June 23, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Summer crafts and bingo

Mary Surber, a member of Girl Scout Troop 30197, and Marian Hodge have worked together to plan Bingo Tuesdays and Craft Thursdays during the summer months.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Education


SEHS’ Lyons chosen for CDC ambassador program

Jessica Lyons, a physical and environmental sciences teacher at South Effingham High School, has been accepted into the Center for Disease Control's Science Ambassador program.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Orchestra awards scholarships

Effingham Community Orchestra has awarded its fifth annual academic scholarships.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Dyches receives Bennett scholarship at UGA

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.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn honors at Mercer University

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.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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