The South Effingham Elementary media center staff held an open house on April 24 to celebrate being recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as an Exceptional Library Media Program. The award criteria was being able to prove a high level of quality and quantity of the services that the school's media program provides its students, staff, parents and community. The open house was a perfect example of how this media center meets those criteria.
The petite and junior company from A Class Act competed in the Dance Troupe Inc. Challenge of Excellence in Savannah. Dancers ranged in ages from 6-11.
The Effingham County Board of Education is considering the creation of a professional personal sick day bank.
Simone Rego and Peyton Callanan, juniors at Effingham County High School, will be spending an all-expense paid week in June on the Georgia Tech campus and CNN headquarters as they participate in "Leadership Unplugged," a CNN 21st Century Leaders summer program.
SAVANNAH - When Savannah Technical College administrators set enrollment targets for the year, they anticipated a 3-4 percent growth, maintaining the steady upward movement enrollment the college had experienced over the past seven years.
SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College will have more than 250 students to participate in the spring graduation ceremony, including graduates receiving associate degrees, professional diplomas, technical certificates of credit and general education diplomas.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Preparing healthy school meals and offering a friendly greeting are all in a day's work for more than 250,000 child nutrition employees in the nation's 99,000 school cafeterias and kitchens.
The South Effingham High School fashion show will be held Saturday night, and students have been working on designs since October to prepare for the event.
The Effingham County Board of Education recognized state champion wrestlers at its meeting on Thursday.
Autumn Asbill of Guyton Elementary School was the winner in the Effingham Exchange Club's eighth annual Quick Think-a-Thon on Friday at Ebenezer Middle School. Kinsley Lupton of Marlow was first runner-up, Luke Collins of Blandford was second runner-up and Madison Messer of Blandford was third runner-up. The winners are pictured with "the Foozer," the Quick-Think-a-Thon mascot, and WTOC-TV's Sonny Dixon.
Lauren Thompson, an eighth grade student at South Effingham Middle School, is once again on her way to represent her school and Evermore Farm in the Interscholastic Hunt Seat Equestrian Competition.
The 2009 Miss Effingham County Middle School and her court include left to right, fourth runner up Mallory Long, second runner up Hannah Rahn, Miss ECMS Mallory Ansel, first runner up Callie Martin and third runner up Caitlyn Fears. Also recognized were best formal wear – Callie Martin, best casual wear – Mallory Long, Miss Spirit of ECMS – Bridget Centers, Miss Photogenic – Logan Hinely and highest GPA – Callie Martin.
Brownie Troop 30358 of Rincon helped Safe Haven Women's Shelter in Statesboro. The troop used profits from the cookie sale to purchase items for the shelter. The girls took a shopping trip to the Dollar Tree in Rincon to buy hygiene items, kitchen items and craft supplies to donate to the shelter. They also held a clothing drive and collected bedding. The girls attend Blandford, Ebenezer and Sand Hill elementary schools.
Five students from Effingham County have been selected as state finalists and will participate in the 2009 Georgia Governor's Honors Program this summer at Valdosta State University.
Georgia Southern University made history last Wednesday when the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia granted the university with the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and Southeast U.S.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University celebrated a newly-renovated Sanford Hall with a ribbon cutting recently. The $8.65 million Communication Arts building, formerly an apartment-style dormitory, will be home to more than 900 students majoring in communication studies, multimedia film and production, multimedia journalism, public relations and theatre.
SAVANNAH - Ana Avila from Springfield has received a Goizueta Scholarship from Armstrong State University for the 2014-15 academic year.
Effingham County commissioners presented a check from the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia's civic affairs foundation board of directors to Abby Smith, the Effingham County 4-H agent.
Curtisha Earley of Springfield has been awarded a 2014 Bojangles' Scholarship.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University recently announced the dean's list for the summer 2014 semester. Armstrong's dean's list honors students earning a grade point average of 3.6 of higher for the semester.