Members of the South Effingham High School FFA have been traveling to Honey Ridge to train cattle to show in the fair and to be pals for students from Bethesda.
Ebenezer Elementary School students collected items to be sent to the Ronald McDonald House in Savannah. These items are used to help families that have overnight stays at the house due to critically ill children. EES has been a sponsor of this project for the past two years.
Effingham County schools are making tracks on the path to better student health as they promote the American Diabetes Association's 'School Walk for Diabetes' this fall. On Saturday the Effingham school nurses and health staff will hold the 2nd annual 'Laps Around the Lake' fund-raiser at Baker Pond in Springfield.
Scholars: first grade - Autumn Asbill, Braden McGrath, Thaniel Scott, Luca D'Angelo, Samantha Watkins; second grade - Shae Gillespie, Brittney Johnson, Johnny Moses, Lincoln Harley, Zachary Barbour; third grade - Ethan Radcliffe, Adam Akins, Matt Hagan, Nick Parker, Jordan Lancaster, Diana Richtman; fourth grade - Marshall Stone, Russell Knox, Christopher Harper, Ben Elmore; fifth grade - Slade Johnson, Jake Elliott, Ryan Nease, Taylor Gilder, Sam Valleroy.
On Oct. 5 SEHS Senior FFA officers assisted the Treutlen boys home charity golf tournament to help raise money for the operations of the Treutlen House. The golf tournament was a huge success and a great way to help those in need.
Although there are no known cases of MRSA in Effingham County at this time, the goal is to practice preventive measures and keep everyone informed.
Two Effingham County schools have been recognized by the state of Georgia under the state's Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS), which is mandated by law under No Child Left Behind. Both schools will receive banners and a commendation from Gov. Sonny Perdue.
The annual ECHS Rebel Regiment marching band haunted house is being held at the Effingham County Recreation Department.
South Effingham High School hosted the Georgia PROBE Fair on Oct. 25 with 44 post-secondary institutions represented.
SAVANNAH - For the first time in its history, Savannah Technical College enrollment has topped 4,000 students, according to the first official accounting for fall quarter 2007 (DTAE seven-day report) which reports enrollment at the state's 33 technical colleges. With a total of 4,086 students enrolled, only Chattahoochee, Central Georgia, Augusta and Gwinnett technical colleges are larger.
By the Governor of the state of Georgia
Marlow Elementary students who met their accelerated reader goal for the first nine weeks were treated to a dog show Thursday.
On Oct. 9, South Effingham Middle School eighth grade Roadrunners team had an awards ceremony giving medals to those students who had the highest averages in each academic subject each period. They also awarded a citizenship award, principal's award and top AR points. Students with perfect attendance for the nine weeks were given certificates and all students meeting the AR goal were given certificates.
Jayne Rhode, 2004 graduate and class valedictorian of South Effingham High School, has recently earned top honors at West Point Military Academy. Cadet Rhode, daughter of John and Mary Rhode who now reside in New York, received the Superintendent's Award for Excellence, the Distinguished Cadet Award as well as the top physical fitness award for a female in her class.
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.