Covenant Christian Academy students celebrate the end of the year with their kindergarten graduation and awards ceremony.
Middle Georgia College held its 78th annual commencement ceremony at NeSmith Stadium on May 11 with approximately 137 graduates participating.
MOUNT VERNON – Two students from Effingham County qualified for the dean's list at Brewton-Parker College for the spring 2007 semester, announced Dr. Ron Melton, provost.
ATLANTA - Christina Hillman from Ebenezer Middle School received first place at the National History Day in Georgia state contest that was held May 6 at Macon State College.
The South Effingham FFA held its annual fishing tournament on May 5 at Warnell Forestry Center. The fishing continued all day until the 4 p.m. weigh-in.
All Effingham County Schools will be open to the public from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday through Thursday during the summer months, May 21-June 28 and July 9-July 12. All schools will close for summer break July 2-6. Beginning July 16, all schools will return to their regular schedule of operating five days a week with their regular school hours.
Bulloch Academy first grade teacher Eileen Rice was recently named the school's 2007-2008 Teacher of the Year. Rice's husband, George, and son, Nathan, made a surprise appearance at the May faculty meeting where headmaster Dr. Brenda Shuman-Riley made the announcement.
Elizabeth Nicole Parker, graduating summa cum laude, earned an Associate of Science degree with a concentration in education during Young Harris College's commencement service May 5.
During the fall 2006 semester, a task force comprised of faculty from each college and including a representative of the Bulloch County School System met regularly to discuss ways to improve the First-Year Experience (FYE), a program that serves students new to Georgia Southern University. One result of the task force's work is a new event: Conversations with Professors.
Colby Waisanen of Rincon has been named a National Merit Scholar.
The following South Effingham High School graduates received scholarships to continue their educations.
The South Effingham Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps has just completed its best year ever, since Capt. Roger Coursey and Chief Petty Officer Larry Harmon started the program when the school opened in 1996.
On May 15, retired Air Force Colonel Ed Wexler and Master Sgt. Jim Fox, representing Savannah's Chapter 137 of the Air Force Association (AFA), presented five Effingham County teachers with the AFA Visions Award.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was one of three states chosen to receive a $1 million grant to lead an education initiative, Guided Pathways to Success (GPS), focused on making college more affordable, boosting college completion and saving taxpayers millions. The grant is funded by the Lumina Foundation in partnership with Complete College America.
Boosted by a substantial increase in economics scores, Effingham County's high school students fared better than the state averages in every subject of Georgia's end of course test this spring.
Beth Helmly is another step closer to serving on the Effingham County Board of Education.
David Lariscy enlisted in the Army National Guard while he was still in high school, and he plans to continue serving in the military while pursuing careers in engineering and education.
Members of the Rotary Club of Effingham County honored the winners of the club's scholarships at their meeting Thursday.
F. Lamar Allen, the Effingham County Board of Education's District 3 representative and chairman, was recently elected to serve as a district director for the Georgia School Boards Association.
Four local students named to Mercer dean's list
Effingham County High School honor graduate Abi Johnson visited several colleges, but ultimately one offered something none of the others could.
MILLEDGEVILLE - Kate Long from Rincon earned a specialist in education degree majoring in special education from Georgia College during the spring commencement ceremonies.