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Schools make the grades

The Effingham County School System has earned the distinction of being one of 55 systems out of the 180 in the state to have all its schools meet Adequate Yearly Progress for the No Child Left Behind Act.

August 07, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Education


Local students honored at VSU

Many local students who attend Valdosta State University have been recognized for their outstanding academic work.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Lai, Turner earn UGA honors

Serena Lai and Katie Tanner of Rincon have been awarded Charter Scholarships by the University of Georgia's Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Race horse story is a winner

Marlow Elementary School has many young authors, but Lorin Alderman won the state young author competition.

August 03, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Education


Jeffers earns VSU degree

Devon Jeffers, a 2003 alumna of Effingham County High School, graduated May 4 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in philosophy from Valdosta State University. The commencement ceremony took place in the P.E. complex at 4 p.m on main campus.

July 31, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


CCA readies for open house Tuesday

Covenant Christian Academy will be holding an open house tonight to showcase its new location, teachers and grade levels.

July 31, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Penney gets a TIP from Duke

While many students have been taking a break from classes over the summer, one South Effingham student spent three weeks studying cancer at Duke.

July 31, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Education


Walk kickoff weathers storm

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – Coastal Empire held its kickoff for the 2007 Walk to Cure Diabetes at Grayson Stadium on June 30. Families and supporters gathered to get the latest information on juvenile diabetes and register for the Sept. 23 Walk to Cure Diabetes.

July 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


DP Partners gives to GSU

July 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Wright earns masters from Walden

Amanda Zahrt Wright of Clyo received her master's degree from Walden University, on May 12, with a 4.0 GPA. The coursework for the master's degree focused primarily on reading and literacy.

July 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


4-H’ers get into the swim of things at Camp Rock Eagle

Last month, Effingham County 4-H carried teen leaders Ben Snooks, Ken Mosely, Tiffany Cannaday and Courtney Aliffi, adult volunteers Lawanda Adkins, Jo Crosby, Vicki Arnette, Sharon Alexander, Ella Smith, Karen Aliffi, Katheryn Mack and Doug Saxon, county agents Bill Tyson and Jan Hall, along with 4-H program assistant Connie Heidt, and more than 130 fifth and sixth grade 4-H'ers to Rock Eagle in Eatonton.

July 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Local students receive GSU scholarships

Georgia Southern University recently awarded local students scholarships.Following is a list of area recipients:

July 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Shealy makes B-P dean's list

MOUNT VERNON - Steven Ross Shealy of Springfield qualified for the dean's list at Brewton-Parker College for the May 2007 cohort semester, announced Dr. Ron Melton, provost.

July 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Schools work to get students ready for work

The budget for the Effingham County Board of Education was set at the last meeting, but there are still funds the board has applied for to help cover the cost of educating children in career technical and agricultural programs.

July 25, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Education


Toole on GSU president's list for spring

Amber Toole of Rincon was named to the president's list at Georgia Southern University for the spring 2007 semester.

July 21, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


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Initiative expected to make college more affordable

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.

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham high school students surpass state marks

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.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Helmly to get early start

Beth Helmly is another step closer to serving on the Effingham County Board of Education.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


EWIB scholarship recipients have big plans for future

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.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Rotary Club honors scholarship winners

Members of the Rotary Club of Effingham County honored the winners of the club's scholarships at their meeting Thursday.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Allen named GSBA district director

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.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students make dean's lists

Four local students named to Mercer dean's list

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Johnson eager to get on the sidelines for Georgia Southern

Effingham County High School honor graduate Abi Johnson visited several colleges, but ultimately one offered something none of the others could.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Long graduates from GCSU

MILLEDGEVILLE - Kate Long from Rincon earned a specialist in education degree majoring in special education from Georgia College during the spring commencement ceremonies.

May 29, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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