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Johnny Appleseed visits Rincon Elementary

Johnny Appleseed (aka Mr. Blackstock) came to Mrs. Atkins' first grade class at Rincon Elementary on Sept. 26. The children wished him a very happy birthday. He related the story of his travels and why he wore a pot on his head.

October 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


EMS adds touches to art society

An art teacher Ebenezer Middle School is working to encourage student artists with the national junior art honor society that was created at Ebenezer Middle School last spring.

October 26, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


SEHS students earn AP honors

Five students at South Effingham High School have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program Exams.

October 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Barnes named RA at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern University student Brittany Barnes of Guyton was selected as a resident assistant for the 2007-2008 academic year. Barnes is the daughter of Mark and Nita Barnes and is an RA in the Eagle Village residence hall.

October 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS hosts College Night

East Georgia, Savannah Technical College, Georgia Southern College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Armstrong Atlantic State University and Ogeechee Technical College representatives were all on hand on Sept. 27 to give ECHS students first hand information about college applications and admissions. Several branches of the military also were present to discuss college options and planning for military careers.

October 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS students get hands-on at Ogeechee Tech

"Amazing! I actually drew blood from a mannequin arm."

October 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Student media winners are California bound

Five Effingham students will be traveling to California at the end of October to receive awards from the International Student Media Festival.

October 24, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Springfield Elementary puckers up for diabetes

Springfield Elementary School supports the American Diabetes Association with a kickoff assembly on Sept. 20. Faculty, staff and students learned the answer to the question, "What is diabetes?" Information was given about the upcoming events at the school leading up to their school walk to be held on Oct. 19.

October 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


SEHS' Mahany named Commended Student

Dan Noel, principal for South Effingham High School, has announced that John Thomas Mahany, a senior at SEHS, has been named a Commended Student in the 2008 National Merit Scholarship Program.

October 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Schools could be saving money, energy

The Effingham County Board of Education is going to conserve energy and save money - and a lot of both of them.

October 23, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Education


See You at the Pole draws crowds across county

October 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


School board adopts calendar

Effingham County schools will start on Aug. 6 for the 2008-09 school year and students will get out May 22 as the school board approved the proposed calendar Thursday night.

October 19, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Education


Schools hope to open Gateway for dropouts

The influence of one of the world's richest men could reach to potential Effingham County dropouts.

October 19, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Education


Zoller wins area FFA tractor competition

Effingham County High FFA member Michael Zoller recently won the Area IV FFA agricultural tractor and machinery operations and maintenance career development event.

October 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Callanan named Commended Student

Yancy Ford, principal at Effingham County High School, has announced that Ansley Rae Callanan, a senior at ECHS, has been named a Commended Student in the 2008 National Merit Scholarship Program.

October 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


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ECHS’ Beard named FFA area officer

COVINGTON - Austin Beard, a member of the Effingham County High School FFA chapter, began his term as the Area 4 junior representative on Aug. 1-2, when the Georgia FFA area officers met for the Area Officer Training Conference.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School days are here

When Harley Thornton returned to South Effingham Elementary School for her first day of fifth grade, the campus looked considerably different than the last time she had seen it.

August 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H hits the beach and more at Burton Center

Effingham County Junior 4-H'ers traveled a short distance this year to experience fun in the sun at their summer camp getaway. This year's camping spot was the 4-H Burton Center on Tybee Island.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn dean’s list honors at UGA

The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who achieved the dean's list for summer semester.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local ag teachers attend summer leadership event

Meredith Arrington, Hannah King and Roger Teeple, agricultural educators at Effingham County High School, and Trey Harris, agricultural educator at Effingham County Middle School, were among the 405 teachers from across the state who attended the annual Georgia Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association Summer Leadership Conference in July on Jekyll Island.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


YMCA taking applications for Christian Leadership Academy

The Christian Leadership Academy, a seven-month program beginning in September, is 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 done from a Christian perspective.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ASU to hold ‘Start Strong, Start Now’

Armstrong State University will waive the application fee at a one-day-only registration event where prospective students will be able to get admitted and register for fall classes all in one day. Walk-ins are welcome.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong honored for its support of veterans, active duty

Armstrong State University was recently named a Yellow Ribbon Program school in recognition of its support for veterans and active duty military students. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows approved institutions to partner with Veterans Affairs to help cover expenses that exceed the thresholds established under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Savannah Tech’s Vendeville named chef educator of the year

Jean Yves Vendeville, department chair and instructor at Savannah Technical College, received the American Culinary Federation 2014 Chef Educator of the Year Award and $5,000 during the ACF National Convention held in Kansas City, Mo.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


King receives Georgia Power scholarship

Jaret King, son of Georgia Power employee Dinah King at the company's Springfield office, is one of 21 students to receive a Georgia Power scholarship.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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