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.
Many local students who attend Valdosta State University have been recognized for their outstanding academic work.
Serena Lai and Katie Tanner of Rincon have been awarded Charter Scholarships by the University of Georgia's Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Marlow Elementary School has many young authors, but Lorin Alderman won the state young author competition.
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.
Covenant Christian Academy will be holding an open house tonight to showcase its new location, teachers and grade levels.
While many students have been taking a break from classes over the summer, one South Effingham student spent three weeks studying cancer at Duke.
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.
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.
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.
Georgia Southern University recently awarded local students scholarships.Following is a list of area recipients:
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.
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.
Amber Toole of Rincon was named to the president's list at Georgia Southern University for the spring 2007 semester.
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.
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.
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.
The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who achieved the dean's list for summer semester.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.