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ECHS principal, students promote safe prom activities

As part of Effingham County High School's Safe Prom Week, Principal Yancy Ford took junior class officers to local florists and tuxedo rental shops to deliver safe prom messages.

April 24, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEHS to offer programming, computer science pathways

This fall, South Effingham High School will begin offering new alternatives for students interested in computer science and technology.

April 24, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Just dropping in

The Habersham School's annual egg drop had a familiar look to it Thursday.

April 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


FCCLA students attend leadership conference

Five students from the Effingham College and Career Academy chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently participated in a weekend leadership conference at The Classic Center in Athens.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Cloverleafs shine at 4-H District Project Achievement

Eighteen Cloverleaf students from Effingham County recently participated in the 4-H District Project Achievement competition in Emanuel County.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School choice applications now available

The Effingham County Board of Education is now accepting requests for students to attend a school other than the one for which they are zoned for the 2014-15 school year.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEHS' Bendig honored as countywide STAR student

Successful students often speak of teachers who inspired them.

April 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Early lessons learned paid off for ECHS STAR Cowart

These days, Harrison Cowart is a high school senior - quite an accomplished one, in fact.

April 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H’ers pitch in for pets at shelter

With the Effingham County Extension office located directly across the street from the county animal shelter, needs for the furry little friends become quite apparent.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


CyberPatriot teams take first at state events

Effingham County's two high schools had a strong showing in their first year competing in CyberPatriot.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


BES to hold arts festival

More than 800 students at Blandford Elementary will gather in costume May 2 to represent six different countries and cultures from around the globe in the school's annual international arts festival.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Miss ECHS crowned

Sarah-Lyn Ward was crowned the winner of the Miss Effingham County High School pageant.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Bowser takes another first in speech contest

It was just a year ago that Sarah Lynn Bowser competed in her first speech contest.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECMS fetes its top students

Effingham County Middle School rewarded its top-performing students from the third nine-weeks grading period.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


OTC taps legendary coach as grad speaker

Herman Boone, the inspiration for the 2000 film "Remember the Titans," will be the featured speaker for Ogeechee Technical College's spring commencement ceremony next month, the college announced Thursday.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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Digging into archaelogical field school

The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and professor Victor Thompson of the University of Georgia recently completed a joint five-week archaeological field school on Ossabaw Island.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to match $2,500 REACH scholarships

Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel recently announced the University will double-match funds for the needs-based, Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Scholarship program. During the program, REACH scholars receive a renewable annual tuition scholarship of $2,500 for use at a HOPE-eligible institution. Georgia Southern will increase the amount to $5,000.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to become tobacco-free campus Friday

Georgia Southern University will become 100 percent tobacco-free Friday, GSU President Brooks Keel announced.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Chamber collecting school supplies for students in need

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is conducting its annual "Pack-a-Pack" to help provide school supplies to local students.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


New teachers, staff welcomed to school system

Taylor Sauerland fondly recalls the method her fifth-grade teacher at South Effingham Elementary School employed to teach spelling words.

July 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Little Rebel Cheer Camp gets them off their feet

The annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp had its largest turnout, with 80 girls participating this week at Effingham County High School.

July 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham students earn ABAC scholarships

TIFTON - Austin Dixon of Rincon and Leslie Lamb of Guyton have been awarded scholarships from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2014-15 academic year.

July 24, 2014 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers are on target with their goals

A group of 4-H'ers assembled recently at the Mary Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Education Center with one aim in mind - to pass a test in the Georgia Department of Natural Resources hunter safety course.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Wilder earns medical degree from Mercer

MACON - A student from Effingham County received her degree from Mercer University during the School of Medicine spring commencement.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Raising a cheer

Nearly 60 girls have been participating this week in the Mini Mustang Cheer Camp, an annual fundraiser for the South Effingham High School cheer program.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Fun in the summertime for 4-H’ers

The Effingham County Extension office is winding down its summer fun as 4-H'ers have been participating in many events within their summer programming.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Three local students honored at UNG

DAHLONEGA - Three students from Effingham County earned academic recognition at the University of North Georgia for the 2014 spring semester.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECCA sends five students to national conference

Effingham College and Career Academy's SkillsUSA chapter attended the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City from June 23-27. This year's conference marked the 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference for SkillsUSA, a showcase of career and technical education students.

July 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Two Effingham students earn degrees from Emory

ATLANTA - Two students from Effingham County received degrees from Emory University in Atlanta, at its 169th commencement ceremony.

July 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern nutrition training aims to curb childhood obesity

School nutrition managers from across the state recently gathered at Georgia Southern University to attend Culinary Institute II, a 32-hour, weeklong training session by the Georgia Department of Education's School Nutrition Program.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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