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County ACT scores outpace state, national averages

More Effingham County high school students are taking the ACT for their college entrance examinations - and their scores are outpacing those at a state and national level.

October 20, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Peading all about Pre-K Week

Guest readers brought the world of books and reading to Effingham County pre-kindergarten students last week during Pre-K Week.

October 13, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Usher chosen for UGA’s Cordelia Anne Ellis scholarship

Sophie Usher, a University of Georgia student from Clyo studying avian biology, has been selected to receive the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Cordelia Anne Ellis Scholarship for the 2015-16 school year.

October 13, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham 4-H’ers take a slice out of Spam challenge

4-H'ers in grades six through 12 gathered at the Effingham County Extension Office for their monthly 4-H club meeting, only to discover a very unusual activity awaiting them, a Spam carving challenge.

October 13, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Digging into STEM

The ceremonial dirt for the planned addition to the Effingham College and Career Academy was turned Friday morning, and in less than a year, it will welcome its first students in science, technology, mathematics and engineering.

October 13, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Getting caught in the spin

Former NBA player Joe Odhiambo, who holds more than a dozen Guinness World records, showed off his dribbling and basketball-spinning repertoire to children at Sand Hill Elementary, and he also discussed the importance of character and perseverance to them.

October 13, 2015 | Staff report | Education


ECHS cheerleaders take Raider Rumble

The Effingham County High School competition cheerleading team won the grand champions title at the Raider Rumble, held Sept. 19 at West Laurens High School. The ECHS team also won the Class 5A division.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education


It's Pre-K Week

Guest readers visited Effingham County pre-kindergarten classes to read to the kids as part of Pre-K Week.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education


SEMS cheerleaders win Coastal Cheer Classic

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheerleading team won first place at their first competition this season. They competed at Effingham County High School on Sept. 26 in the Coastal Cheer Classic.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Smith named to president’s honor roll at UNG

DAHLONEGA- Matthew Ryan Smith of Clyo has been named to the president's honor roll at the University of North Georgia for achieving a 4.0 grade point average, carrying 12 or more credit hours in one semester and having no grade lower than B.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham 4-H rewards teachers

As a partner with the Effingham County Board of Education, Effingham 4-H staff works closely with teachers in fourth and fifth grades to provide a quality educational component to compliment the curriculum received at the schools through monthly 4-H club meetings.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education


4-H leadership training

Effingham County Cloverleaf 4-H members learned the importance of responsible leadership, goal setting, communication and teamwork during the 2015 leadership officer training.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education


A regal night

Courtney Sellers was named the 2015 homecoming queen Friday at Effingham County High School. First runner-up was Erin Ondriezek and second runner-up was Angelina Harper.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education


SEHS cheerleaders win big at Lakeside

The South Effingham High School varsity cheerleaders won first in the 5A division and were named grand champion at the Panther Cheer Classic, held Saturday at Lakeside-Evans High School.

September 29, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Gatch named to VSU dean’s list

VALDOSTA-Courtney Gatch of Rincon has been recognized among more than 240 students from Valdosta State University who made the summer 2015 dean's list.

September 29, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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Sand Hill crowns top spellers

Tyson Ray won the spelling bee at Sand Hill Elementary School. Anthony Valdez was the runner-up.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Hunt earns faculty honors at Ga. Tech, more local students make dean’s list

ATLANTA-Cheyenne Hunt of Guyton earned the distinction of faculty honors for fall 2015 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Krall receives Wilkes’ Pay If Forward Scholarship

WILKES-BARRE, Penn.-Bibiana Krall of Springfield was awarded a Pay it Forward scholarship to enter the Wilkes University graduate creative writing program.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Pisarski makes dean’s list at Kent State

KENT, OH-Caitlin Pisarski, a junior at Kent State University, was named to the fall 2015 dean's list.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Pilozzi earns dean’s list honor at Coastal Carolina

CONWAY, S.C.-Bryana Pilozzi, a junior majoring in psychology from Rincon, was among approximately 2,248 students at Coastal Carolina University who made the ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


School board approves safety vestibules

Effingham County elementary schools soon may have new safety vestibules at their front entrances.

February 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Local students earn North Georgia accolades

DAHLONEGA-Dr. Bonita C. Jacobs, president of the University of North Georgia, has recognized more than 1,200 students who achieved a 4.0 grade ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


VSU names fall 2015 dean’s list

VALDOSTA-Valdosta State University is proud to announce the names of those fall 2015 students who earned dean's list status. Students who achieve a ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Rahn graduates from ABAC

TIFTON-A total of 196 students, including Shane Rahn of Rincon, completed the requirements for graduation from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College at the end of ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Ramser named to dean’s list at Chatham University

PITTSBURGH-Stephanie Ramser of Rincon has been named to the Chatham University School of Arts, Science and Business dean's list for the fall 2015 ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Rebel cheer team honored at school board meeting

Katie Ward admitted she won't pass up an opportunity to talk about her team.

January 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


It's a blizzard of fun at Sand Hill

As a reward for reading, students at Sand Hill Elementary were treated to a snow day last Thursday, with students frolicking in the man-made snow.

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Education


MLK Jr. Day poster, essay contest winners announced

Winners in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day poster and essay contest will be honored during the youth program, set for Monday at noon ...

January 12, 2016 | Staff report | Education


BoE to get new RES floor plans soon

Floor plan designs for a new Rincon Elementary School could be in the Effingham County School System's hands soon.

January 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Mock trial provides a real learning experience

The judge issued his sentence of the defendant, much to the delight of the gallery - full of Effingham County Middle School sixth-graders.

January 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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