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Guyton’s Rodriguez one of 12 to earn Crane Scholarship

John Rodriguez of Guyton was one of 12 University of Georgia students honored with the Crane Leadership Scholarship, which recognizes leadership in extracurricular activities and/or involvement with civic, community or religious organizations.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Education


A cotton pickin’ good time for 4-H’ers at Cotton Boll

Dressed in cotton products with various themed cotton commercials and ready to test their knowledge in consumer trends, Effingham County 4-H members excelled at the Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree competition.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Effingham 4-H’ers take Georgia Southern tour

Effingham County 4-H members participated in "A Day at Southern," where they were able to get an inside look at college life, admission procedures and the overall operation system of Georgia Southern University.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Teacher, parent votes differ on calendar

Given three options for the Effingham County School System's 2014-15 academic calendar, teachers voted one way and parents went another.

December 02, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECHS to crown Miss Diamond

The Miss Diamond pageant, benefitting the Effingham County High School baseball program, will be held Dec. 7 at the Effingham County Middle School gym at 7:30 p.m.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Visiting author brings her works to life for children

Children's author Mattie Brown paid a recent visit to four Effingham County schools, but she had no interest in sitting in a chair and reading her books to the students.

December 02, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEMS students attend mock legislature

"The 37th Y Clubs of Georgia Junior Youth Assembly will come to order."

December 01, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Author brings inspiring message during Children’s Book Week

Author and illustrator Phyllis Limbacher Tildes encouraged students of all ages to pursue their dreams during her recent visit to South Effingham High School.

December 01, 2013 | Staff report | Education


School board may balance elementary enrollments

The Effingham County Board of Education is considering a proposal that would lower the enrollment that is by far the largest among the county's eight elementary schools.

December 01, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H recognized for its support of Ronald McDonald House Charities

Effingham County 4-H was recognized at the Georgia 4-H Junior Conference for its support of Ronald McDonald House Charities.

November 25, 2013 | Staff report | Education


A lesson in life for teacher

Marlow Elementary School's Jenny Wilkins is a highly-regarded teacher, as evidenced by her selection as the 2013-14 Teacher of the Year for all Effingham County schools.

November 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Blandford holds food drive for FORCE

The Blandford Elementary School Junior Beta Club's community service project for November was to collect canned goods for the FORCE (Food Outreach Co-op of Effingham) food pantry.

November 25, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Cheerleaders shine at state competition

The competition cheerleading squads from Effingham County's two high schools each brought home a third-place finish from the state competition in Columbus.

November 25, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Blandford tries to stack up another record

Blandford Elementary School students exercised their bodies as well as their minds, and just might have helped set a Guinness world record in the process.

November 21, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECHS FBLA attends fall rally

Eighteen members of Effingham County High School's Future Business Leaders of America chapter attended the 2013 Fall Motivational Rally/Competition in Perry.

November 18, 2013 | Staff report | Education


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Articles by Section - 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


Board of education taking school choice applications

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


Writing scores dip for eighth-graders

Reflecting the results across the region and state, Effingham County's scores declined slightly this year from last year on Georgia's Eighth-Grade Writing Assessment.

April 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Chalk one up at Habersham School

Students at The Habersham School in Rincon put on a colorful display of school spirit Friday.

April 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system finds comfort zone in budget

The Effingham County Board of Education's initial projections for its fiscal year 2015 budget are for revenues to exceed expenses by $1.6 million.

April 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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