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Georgia Southwestern announces spring honors

Kristin G. Pair was named to the dean's list at Georgia Southwestern University in Americus for the spring 2010 semester.
To make dean's list, students must take at least 15 hours of courses and earn a grade point average of 3.5.
Suzanne S. Fenter was named to the academic achievement list at Georgia Southwestern for the spring semester. To earn that honor, students previously must have earned 15 hours at GSW, be enrolled in three to 14 hours of courses and earn a grade point average of 3.5.

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


GSU announces its spring President’s List

Georgia Southern University recently recognized 855 students for excellence in academics on the 2010 spring semester President's List. To be eligible for the President's List, a student must have at least a 4.0 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.
The following residents from Effingham County earned President's List for the spring 2010 term:
Andrea P McKeever, Rincon
Autumn R Grady, Guyton
Bethany S Hartzog, Rincon
Brooke E Burns, Guyton
Catrena L Akins, Guyton
Chassity L Ritter, Bloomingdale
Cia N King, Springfield
Cristen L Ray, Guyton
David W Jolly, Rincon ...

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS cadets excel at leadership school

Cadets from the Effingham County High School Air Force JROTC, unit designation GA-938, earned the Unit of Excellence Award for their collective scores at the Southeast Regional Summer Leadership School held at Mercer University from June 13-19.
The Unit of Excellence Award is awarded to the unit (school) whose cadets amass the highest score of the other participating units. Fourteen high schools from Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina attended the annual Cadet Officer Leadership School (COLS), designed to provide cadets the level of leadership training necessary for them to return the next academic year and help operate the cadet corps ...

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Putting ag to work in the classroom

MACON-Teachers can learn ways to add pizzazz to their classroom strategies in math, social studies, language arts and science using agriculture as a teaching tool through Georgia Farm Bureau's Ag In The Classroom Professional Learning Unit (PLU) course.
This three-day course provides 20 contact hours and two PLU credits upon successful completion. It includes a field trip to learn about area agriculture and a variety of classroom resources for teachers to use. Instructors are GFB Ag In The Classroom Coordinator Donna Rocker and Gwen Hutcheson from the Georgia Council on Economic Education.
"We have been conducting the PLU ...

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Savannah Technical College honors area manufacturers

SAVANNAH-Every year, Savannah Technical College nominates area manufacturers for consideration as Manufacturer of the Year as a part of the Manufacturing Appreciation Week each spring.
This year, the college nominated SNF Chemtall, JCB, Weyerhaeuser and Daniel Defense. Companies are nominated based on their size. SNF Chemtall was nominated in the large category; Weyerhaeuser and JCB in the medium category and Daniel Defense in the small category.
At the June meeting of the Savannah Technical College local Board of Directors, STC President Kathy Love and STC Vice President for Economic Development Ken Boyd presented plaques to Rick Hamilton, Weyerhaeuser Manufacturing ...

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Blandford

June 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Savannah Tech working to get students Work Ready

Getting a job these days is hard enough, but getting one without basic education is almost impossible.
Thanks to the Georgia Work Ready Initiative, Savannah Technical College is offering GED (the general education development diploma) test prep classes and Work Ready certification free of charge in Rincon and all of its campuses.
The programs are available to anyone age 16 or older, although students under 18 must officially withdraw from school. GED class enrollment requires a two-day registration and orientation which includes a pre-test assessment evaluating whether, how often and how long they will need to come to classes to ...

June 14, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Two earn honors at Darton

ALBANY-Dana L Shores of Rincon made the Dean's List at Darton College in Albany for the Spring 2010 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must be full time and have earned a 3.4 or higher grade point average.
Joshua B Conner of Rincon made the Merit List at Darton College in Albany for the Spring 2010 semester. To qualify for the Merit List, a student must be part time and have earned a 3.4 or higher grade point average.

June 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Cutting earns J.D. from Mercer

Cheryl Jean Cutting of Rincon earned a Juris Doctorate from Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law, during the school's commencement ceremony held May 1 in Mercer's University Center.
Founded in 1873, the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law is one of the oldest law schools in the United States and the first one in the state of Georgia accredited by the American Bar Association. Mercer Law School's educational philosophy is based on a broadly shared commitment to prepare students for the high-quality, general practice of law in a day-to-day learning environment that ...

June 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


It’s on the bag for environment’s sake

Some Effingham County students have done their best to make your trip to the grocery store just a little more enjoyable.
Students from South Effingham Elementary, Sand Hill Elementary, Springfield Elementary, Blandford Elementary, Ebenezer Elementary, Effingham County High and South Effingham High schools have coupled with Kroger, Harvey's and Snooks' Food Store to decorate paper grocery bags.
About 1,500 bags were passed out to students around Earth Day so that students could decorate them and return them to the stores where they could be used to bag customers' groceries.
This project was completed with the help of Effingham ...

June 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Promising results on test scores for schools

Most of the preliminary scores and comparisons on Effingham County's performance in statewide writing, graduation and the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test show the system improving from the previous year and outscoring the state and most other systems in the First District Regional Educational Service Agency.

June 07, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


VSU announces dean’s list for spring semester

Valdosta State University has announced its dean's list students for the spring 2010 semester.
To make the dean's list, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and must have a semester GPA of at least 3.5 with at least nine hours of course work. GPA requirements are based on a 4.0 scale.
Earning dean's list recognition from Effingham County are:
Emily Hale Armstrong of Rincon
Autumn Rae Gruber of Rincon
Beth Ann Hebert of Rincon
Megan Kathrine Pearson of Guyton
Royce Swaid Rahn of Springfield
Kassie Lee Richbourg of Rincon
Mason ...

June 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Rafter earns PhD in astrophysics

Dr. Stephen E. Rafter, 32, graduated May 15 from Georgia State University in Atlanta with a doctor of philosophy degree in astrophysics.
Dr. Rafter's dissertation was "The Optical and Radio Properties of a Low Redshift Sample of Broad-Lined Active Galactic Nuclei." He was hooded by his advisor and chair, Dr. Daniel Michael Crenshaw. Dr. Rafter graduated in 2004 from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in physics.
Dr. Rafter is the son of local attorney Richard and Deborah Rafter of Clyo. Stephen has accepted a research fellowship position at The University of Haifa in Haifa, Israel ...

June 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Perfect attendance leads to new car

James Johnson, a senior from Jenkins High School in Savannah, was the winner of a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt for attending every day of school. Seniors from more than 30 schools in 20 counties were notified they were eligible to win a new car if they attended every day of school. The vehicle was awarded by local Savannah area Chevy dealers to Johnson at Johnny Harris Restaurant for achieving 98 percent or better attendance during the 2009-10 school year.
"The Chevy Drive for Perfection program seeks to reward and recognize students for achieving perfect attendance," said Tommy Arden, general manager of ...

June 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


School board hoping to get better budget news

Effingham County Board of Education members continued discussing Wednesday afternoon the budget for fiscal year 2011, which is drafted to balance by cutting $4.6 million in expenditures.

June 03, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


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Mozeko named to dean’s list at Harding University

SEARCY, Ark.-Reid Mozeko, a computer science major at Harding University from Guyton, is among more than 1,300 students included on the dean's ...

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Having designs on GHP

Two Effingham County students will attend the prestigious Governor's Honors Program this summer.

June 07, 2016 | By Caitlyn Richtman | Education


School system planning a busy summer

The Effingham County Board of Education discussed upcoming improvements to its schools and the next steps for the new Rincon Elementary School.

June 07, 2016 | By Caitlyn Richtman Herald Intern | Education


The future is now

It was a big night at The Corral for the South Effingham High School class of 2016 and graduates entering the military went to the ...

June 01, 2016 | Staff report | Education


The future is now

It was smiles and hugs all around Rebel Field on Friday night as the Effingham County High School class of 2016 received its diplomas.

June 01, 2016 | Staff report | Education


ECHS stages musical ‘Beauty and the Beast’

The Effingham County High School Drama Club brought the house down April 29 and 30, with its musical version of "Beauty and the Beast" by ...

June 01, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Locals make dean’s list at Berry

ROME-The following area students were named to the spring 2016 dean's list at Berry College:

June 01, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Eaton graduates from Berry College

Berry College announces that Eric Eaton of Rincon earned a BMUS in Music with Elective Studies in Business.

June 01, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students make dean’s list at ABAC

TIFTON-Students who achieved academic excellence in their course work during the spring term were recently recognized at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. ABAC cites its ...

June 01, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn UNG honors

Dr. Bonita C. Jacobs, president of UNG, recognized more than 1,200 students who earned a 4.0 during the spring 2016 semester.

June 01, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Cowart receives tool grant from 3M

HOUSTON-Roan Cowart, a 2006 South Effingham High School graduate, was honored with a tool grant from 3M and the Collision Repair Education Foundation in ...

June 01, 2016 | Staff report | Education


South Effingham tunes up for band signing day

Last Wednesday, 11 South Effingham High School band students took the next step with their band careers and signed to play in college at SEHS ...

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Area FFA officers chosen

Katlyn Davis, a member of the South Effingham Middle FFA chapter, was elected to serve as the 2016-17 Area 4 Junior Representative during the Area ...

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Parker’s provides a spark at GES

SAVANNAH-Parker's recently donated $8,000 to the Effingham County School System through the company's popular Fueling the Community program. The check donation ...

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Finishing at the top

It's been a healthy competition for the last four years for the top graduates of the Effingham County High School class of 2016.

May 25, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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