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Effingham Teacher of the Year a finalist for state honor

The reigning Effingham County teacher of the year, Ebenezer Middle School English and language arts teacher Heather Cocke, has been named one of 10 finalists for the state teacher of the year.

April 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Quick thinker

Anna Kate Taylor of South Effingham Elementary School won the Exchange Club of Effingham County's annual Quick Think-a-Thon, held at Ebenezer Middle School.

April 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Hillman among GSU’s winners at Savannah ADDYs

STATESBORO-Six Georgia Southern students, including Ashley Hillman of Bloomingdale, took home awards at the local level of the 2016 American Advertising Awards (ADDY) in Savannah this month.

April 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham Exchange Club honors students

The Exchange Club of Effingham County honored its ACE (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award nominees and its nominees for the Youth of the Year. ACE Award nominees are Ashley Parrett, Sarah Wilson, Sharmar Grey, Maci Varnell and Arianna Fournier. Year of the Youth nominees are Julian Pace are Garrett Hodges, Gabi Usher of l, Chandler Cubbedge, Tess DeMeyer, Raquel Hazzard and Tess DeMeyer.

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Three at SEHS named Georgia Scholars

South Effingham High School students Parker Gordy, Dallas McCorkendale and Matt Stier have been named Georgia Scholars.

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Georgia 4-H to enlist oysters to help fight Tybee erosion

This summer, Georgia 4-H is recruiting an army of oysters to help ensure the future of the organization's coastal environmental education center.

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


GSU's Enactus team takes regional competition

The Georgia Southern Enactus team competed and won at the Enactus Regional Competition in Atlanta on April 1. The student-led organization focuses on providing economic support to the local area through sustainable entrepreneurial projects.

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Walls delivers as keynote speaker at SSU Honors Day

Richard Walls, a native of Springfield and a junior at Savannah State University was chosen recently to represent the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences as a keynote speaker during the Honors Day Convocation held March 24.

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Tuned into the all-state band

Four middle school students from Effingham County were selected to participate in the Georgia Music Educators Association Middle School All State Band in Athens on March 3-5. Two students from Ebenezer Middle School (Nate Dickey, trumpet and Martin Carper, trumpet) and two students from Effingham County Middle School (Steven Boyles, alto saxophone and Zach Gatewood, trombone) participated in the three-day event. Over 11,000 students in grades 6-8 auditioned for the Georgia All-State Band with around 200 students being selected at the middle school level.

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Two Effingham students join Phi Kappa Phi honor society

BATON ROUGE, LA-The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


School system looking to boost budget at lower millage rate

The Effingham County School System is planning on a bigger budget for the coming fiscal year - but perhaps with a lower millage rate.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


State says OK to strategic waiver application

The state Department of Education has given its approval to the Effingham County School System's strategic waiver application.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Kight wins Exchange Club speech contest

Rebecca Kight, a senior at South Effingham High School, won the Exchange Club of Effingham County's speech contest. The theme was citizenship, and Kight drew on the experiences and lessons she's learned from her mother, a lieutenant with the Chatham County Sheriff's Office.

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Finding their way

Effingham County High School students navigated their way through the Teen Maze on Wednesday, getting a glimpse at what good decisions' impacts - and the circumstances from poor decisions.

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Countywide art show draws big crowd

The fifth annual countywide art show held its reception March 15 at the Effingham College and Career Academy, with hundereds of people inspecting the work and designs of students in Effingham County schools.

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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Teen Leader training at 4-H

4-H Teen Leaders serve as mentors and are positive role models for younger 4-H members. By participating in the Georgia 4-H Certified Teen Leader Training ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham student among STC contingent heading to France

SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College's Culinary Institute of Savannah has selected five culinary/baking and pastry arts students to study at the Academy of Toulouse ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn Ga. Tech degrees

The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students during the Institute's 251st Commencement exercises on May 6 ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff report | Education


School board OKs $97M budget

The Effingham County Board of Education approved its budget for the next fiscal year, after a couple of tweaks, at its meeting Thursday night.

June 22, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Middle and high school honor rolls

Ebenezer Middle School

June 21, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Blandford Elementary

June 21, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham Orchestra hands out scholarships

Effingham Community Orchestra has awarded its sixth annual academic scholarships.

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Strickland awarded Georgia Power scholarship

VALDOSTA-Cassidy Strickland of Rincon has been awarded a Georgia Power Recruitment and Retention Fund Scholarship at Valdosta State University for the 2016-17 academic year.

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Beasley graduates from Mary Baldwin College

STAUNTON, VA-Amanda Kay Beasley of Rincon earned a bachelor of arts magna cum laude at Mary Baldwin College's commencement ceremony on May 22.

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Mullenix earns master’s from Marist College

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.-Melissa Mullenix of Guyton received a master's degree in business administration from Marist College the weekend of May 20.

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Pilozzi named to dean’s list at Coastal Carolina University

CONWAY, S.C.-Bryana Pilozzi, a senior majoring in psychology, from Rincon, was among approximately 1,940 students at Coastal Carolina University who made the ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham 4-H turns up the STEAM for children

Effingham County 4-H program is heating things up with their STEAM program.

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Education


A sweet time for Effingham 4-H with Bee Club

Effingham County 4-H Bee Club presents an opportunity for its members to experience first-hand what it's like to be a beekeeper.

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Education


ECMS FFA gives out thanks

The Effingham County Middle School FFA thanked community partner Lowe's for its continued support of the Effingham County Middle School FFA chapter.

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Jenkins earns dean’s list honors at Piedmont College

Brent Jenkins of Rincon was named to the dean's list at Piedmont College after completing the spring semester with a grade-point-average of 3.5 ...

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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