Trent Moore graduated Dec. 15 with highest honor from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.
South Effingham Middle School eighth grade Roadrunners team held its second nine-week team awards on Dec. 19, honoring those students with perfect attendance, the highest average in each academic subject, highest AR points this nine-weeks, and those who met their AR goals. The team also gave out two most improved awards, citizenship award and principal's award.
South Effingham Middle School celebrated its 2007-2008 homecoming on Dec. 12 during their last home basketball game. Students were invited to stay after school for the basketball games against Screven County Middle School and a homecoming dance after the games. Both the girls and boys teams defeated Screven County. The girls won 30-25 and and the boys won 39-38.
Employees of the Effingham County School System pledged a record amount of $40,000 to the 2007 United Way Campaign. For the second consecutive year, Sand Hill Elementary was presented with the Caring Cup Award in recognition for pledging more than any other school in the system.
In 1989, the year the current building was opened, Yvonne Arnsdorff began teaching at Effingham County High School.
The Effingham County Board of Education heard a proposal for new graduation requirements that would begin with the students entering ninth grade in the fall.
The Effingham campus of Savannah Technical College had its ribbon cutting Thursday.
Georgia Southern University students from the area have been named to the President's and Dean's lists for the fall term.
Happy Days Pre-School held crazy hat day last month where children and their parents designed their own hats for the event. As a part of the day's festivities, they had a parade and time for photos.
After months of hard work to prove their commitment to the health of students, South Effingham Middle School has won a Dance, Dance Revolution kit valued at $4,500.
The Effingham County High School Show Chorus held a dinner theatre Friday and Saturday night. Students served dinner to and performed for those in attendance.
The following area students are candidates for degrees from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro for the fall 2007 term:
During the week of Nov. 5-9, the BETA Club, student council and Community Leaders of Ebenezer Middle School hosted a food drive.
Yvette Carr, manager of Burns World Travel in Springfield, recently spoke to the third-grade students at Guyton Elementary School.
Thanksgiving brought not only turkey and dressing this year, but also several opportunities for 4-H'ers to express their thanks within the community.
Effingham students make Berry dean's list
The Effingham County High School FFA livestock judging team recently competed in the Area IV FFA Livestock Judging Career Development Event.
Students from Effingham County and South Effingham FFA chapters attended the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 28-Nov. 1.
Armstrong State University has been designated a 2015 STEM Jobs Approved Colleges by Victory Media and will be featured in the winter 2015 issue of STEM Jobs magazine. Armstrong was one of only 123 schools nationwide to be named as a STEM Jobs Approved College.
The Effingham County High School chapter of the National Honor Society has had the privilege to serve its community by volunteering for Habitat for Humanity over the last couple of months.
The Effingham County Board of Education expects at its December meeting to approve the calendars for the next two school years.
Not every student gets to design, build and test robots in class.
People in Effingham County, and across the state, can give feedback to education leaders on proposed revisions to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards.