After months of rehearsals students at Ebenezer Middle School performed "Captain Bree and her Lady Pirates" Thursday night. Director Lori Benassi-Parker chose the musical after reading several plays. She said this play was the one that stood out.
Each Friday in February, students from Blandford Elementary brought in their spare change for a campaign called "Pennies for Puppies, Dimes for Dogs and Coins for Cats."
Students from SEHS and SEMS competed at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair in Athens, March 28-31. SEHS students were Kirsten Edwards and Melanie Richtman (both received fourth place). SEMS students were Selina Jonas, Megan Spence, Joshua Anderson and Jessica Bitting. Selina and Megan received third place recognition and Joshua and Jessica got honorable mention.
The following area residents recently were named to the dean's or president's list at Mercer University for the fall 2006 semester. Inclusion on the dean's and president's lists requires students to meet rigorous grade point average standards specific to their school within the University.
The SEMS Science Olympiad competed at the State Science Olympiad at Augusta State University on March 24. SEMS placed ninth in the state. Students won medals in the following events:
Congratulations to the following system-wide winners of the Effingham County Schools Young Author's Writing Competition:
Kids in Dr. Bill Gammon's art class participated in the duck stamp class and also gave Gammon his initial blue ribbon winner in Group 1. More than 22,000 students from across the U.S. took part, with 671 students in Georgia.
Effingham County Middle School held it's Math/Science Night on Tuesday. Hundreds of students and some parents came out to visit the many display and experiment booths that included local businesses and departments, such as Georgia Power, Gulfstream, Effingham County Sanitation, Effingham County Sheriff's Office and Georgia Southern University.
When Effingham County High School senior Jordan Chisley checks into North Georgia College and State University, he won't have many bills to worry about.
SAVANNAH – Against a backdrop of historic buildings, stately oaks and squares with historic monuments Savannah Technical College proudly celebrates Preservation Week 2011 with free classes for the public featuring expert guest speakers on preservation-related topics. Some sessions include hands-on activities for participants. This year's theme, Traditional Building Arts, focuses on teaching the "lost" building trades typically used on historic sites.
AIKEN, S.C.-Micah Christensen, a senior at South Effingham High School, took second place at the Peach Council competition in the Leadership High School Speech Contest hosted by the Savannah River Site Leadership Association. Christensen was sponsored by the Gulfstream Management Association in Savannah. His effort earned him a $250 award, as he attempted to advance toward the $4,000 grand prize in a national contest sponsored by the National Management Association, the world's largest leadership development ...
Each month, Rincon Elementary PTA volunteers host a birthday party for those students who have a birthday for that month. During one day of the month, all of the "birthday children" gather in the cafeteria.
Close to 400 students participated in the Guyton Elementary School art show. Their artwork was framed and displayed in the lunchroom that was transformed into an art gallery.
The Effingham County Board of Education has named Barbara Prosser, currently the corporate compliance officer at Effingham Hospital and Care Center, as the permanent CEO and principal of the Effingham Career Academy.
The Effingham Academy class of 1950 recently held its class reunion at the home of Cornell Mock.
Manna House sends a big thanks to Kelly Tankersley and Sand Hill Elementary School SPED K-2 class in their big efforts to collect food for the needy in Effingham County.
The Effingham YMCA recently awarded 13 Effingham County High School sophomores and juniors with awards of excellence for completing the 2010-11 year of the Christian Leadership Academy. The Christian Leadership Academy is a seven-month program, beginning in September of each year, designed to take 12 rising high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public and private schools and train them in the skills of leadership from a Christian perspective.
CPR training for parents at Sand Hill Elementary was held April 6-7. The class was taught by Marsha Cornell, coordinator of School Health Services. The parents enjoyed this very informative class on First Aid and CPR. All participants received a "Heartsaver First Aid" card issued by the American Heart Association.
Jessica Gilliam of Guyton Elementary School, above right, was the champion of the Exchange Club's 11th Annual Quick-Think-a-Thon on Wednesday at Ebenezer Middle School.