SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College enrollment has reached an all-time high for fall quarter 2009 with 5,559 students enrolled, representing a 23.2 percent increase above fall quarter 2008 when 4,514 students were enrolled.
ARLINGTON, VA. - High school students and their teachers are being reminded that the Bill of Rights Institute's national Being An American Essay Contest deadline is soon approaching. The contest asks students to share their thoughts on American citizenship by answering the question: "What civic value do you believe is most essential to being an American?"
Citizenship has become an "unofficial theme" for the year for students at South Effingham Middle School. Principal Pete Iott promotes the importance of maintaining good citizenship to the students on a daily basis.
SAVANNAH - The Savannah Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees proudly announces three new members. Joining the board are: Bates Lovett of Savannah, a partner at HunterMaclean, Dr. J. Michael Moore of Rincon, a consultant with James F. Buckley and Associates, and Whip Triplett of Savannah, executive vice president of North Point Hospitality Group.
Effingham County High School FFA member Jesse Edwards recently won the Georgia State Future Farmers of America Agricultural Tractor and Machinery Safety, Operations and Maintenance Career Development Event.
Effingham County High School Air Force Junior ROTC held its annual dining-out with guest speaker Andy Cayton. Cayton is retired from the Army where he served as a helicopter pilot for Special Operations and is now a professional balloonist who has set multiple records. He spoke to the students about ballooning including the different types of balloons, and how they are operated. He also explained how his time in the military helped to give him the discipline he needs in ballooning.
Effingham County Board of Education members and administrators are continuing to pore over a projected $91.3 million budget that could include raises - and may add help for the middle school band programs.
Three teachers from Effingham County schools were selected recently to spend part of their summer engaging in hands-on field work and dynamic techniques to integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and environmental education as part of the Georgia Aquarium's "Creeks to Coast" program and Keystone Science School's 2015 Key Issues Institute: Bringing Environmental Issues to the Classroom.
The headquarters of the U.S. Air Force Junior ROTC announced recently that Effingham County High School Unit GA-938, has been awarded the Air Force Junior ROTC Distinguished Unit Award for school year 2014-15. This marks the fifth consecutive year the corps of cadets at ECHS has earned the DUA, and the ninth time in the last 11 years.
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 top academic students each semester on the president's list, the dean's list, and the distinguished achievement list.
MOUNT VERNON- Herschel Aubry Paulk of Guyton qualified for the dean's list at Brewton-Parker College of Mount Vernon for the spring 2015 semester, announced Dr. Robert Brian, vice president for academic services.