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Eight qualify for Duke University program

As a result of their outstanding SAT test scores, eight Effingham County seventh graders will have the opportunity to participate in future enrichment programs at Duke University as part of the Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP).

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Department of Labor offers 2009 summer internship program

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond announced that the Georgia Department of Labor's 2009 Summer Internship Program will offer internships for up to 80 students. The internship program is designed to provide students at universities, colleges and technical colleges with practical work experience, an opportunity to earn school credit, and a chance to make up to $1,400 this summer.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Crowning achievement

Emily Woods was crowned Miss Effingham County High School on Saturday night. She also won the casual wear, evening wear and interview awards.

April 13, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Middle and high school honor rolls, third nine weeks

Ebenezer Middle

April 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Local youth practice political activism at UGA

Five homeschooled students participated in The Leadership Institute's flagship training program the Youth Leadership School (YLS) March 27-28 on the UGA campus in Athens.

April 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Blandford Elementary readers earn $1,400 in books

Blandford Elementary students earned $1,400 in books through Usborne's Reading Incentive Challenge, Reach for the Stars.

April 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


CCA reduces tuition structure

Covenant Christian Academy, a classical, Christian school in Springfield, has announced its new initiative to make Christian education more affordable to the average family in today's economic environment.

April 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Prom promise money given to ECHS

John Conley of the Peace Officers Association of Georgia, Georgia State Patrol troopers and Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and Chief Deputy Richard Bush present a $2,500 check to Jasmine Nethels and other Effingham County High School junior class officers. The money is for "prom promise" and will be used for prom week activities that encourage an alcohol-free prom.

April 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Elementary honor rolls, third nine weeks

Blandford Elementary

April 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham County High FCCLA members prepare to compete in Nashville

Two students from Effingham County High School, Lameka Fields and Ariane Walls and their adviser, Victoria Neurath, will be heading to Nashville, Tenn., this summer to compete in the national Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competition.

April 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Schools concerned about test scores

The percentage of eighth grade students meeting and exceeding the standards on the writing assessment has declined systemwide, Assistant Superintendent Greg Arnsdorff told members of the Effingham County Board of Education.

April 06, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Schools await fed money

The Effingham County School System is expected to receive nearly $2.4 million in additional federal funding to be split over the current year and the upcoming fiscal year.

April 06, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Former ECHS student writes children’s book

The students and staff at the Central Learning Center in Springfield started their week off with a special visit from children's book author Stacy Brundage, Ed.D., a 1990 graduate of Effingham County High School and big sister to CLC student Latoya Bartley.

April 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Job fair produces 267 applicants

April 06, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Lovett’s Trading Post donates FFA jackets

April 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Education


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Georgia Southern to start manufacturing engineering program

Georgia Southern University made history last Wednesday when the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia granted the university with the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and Southeast U.S.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Education


GSU opens new communication arts building

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University celebrated a newly-renovated Sanford Hall with a ribbon cutting recently. The $8.65 million Communication Arts building, formerly an apartment-style dormitory, will be home to more than 900 students majoring in communication studies, multimedia film and production, multimedia journalism, public relations and theatre.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Springfield’s Avila wins ASU scholarship

SAVANNAH - Ana Avila from Springfield has received a Goizueta Scholarship from Armstrong State University for the 2014-15 academic year.

August 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


A grant to get involved

Effingham County commissioners presented a check from the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia's civic affairs foundation board of directors to Abby Smith, the Effingham County 4-H agent.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Earley wins Bojangles’ Scholarship

Curtisha Earley of Springfield has been awarded a 2014 Bojangles' Scholarship.

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong honors dean’s list students for summer term

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University recently announced the dean's list for the summer 2014 semester. Armstrong's dean's list honors students earning a grade point average of 3.6 of higher for the semester.

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School system enrollment tops 11,000

The Effingham County School System's enrollment has topped 11,000 students.

August 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Silverwood looks for ways to let in school buses

Silverwood Plantation residents offered what a spokesman called an "easy solution" to the Effingham County Board of Education's request for gated communities to make access easier for school buses.

August 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Keel: Georgia Southern ready to write its next chapter

STATESBORO - Turning the page from the expansion of Paulson Stadium to seat more than 21,000 people, the Eagles' move into the Sun Belt Conference and a $13.5 million marketing deal with Coca-Cola, Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel outlined what the university wants to write in its next chapter.

August 18, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Education


Two students earn Master 4-H status

Two students from Effingham County earned Master 4-H'er status at the 72nd annual 4-H State Congress at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Sapp, Weredyk receive American FFA degrees

Two members of the South Effingham FFA chapter are receiving one of the highest honors from the National FFA Organization.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham’s Project SEARCH honored

Effingham County's Project SEARCH program has been honored for its success in placing its graduates in jobs.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Schools, ECSO out to stop bus passing

Jimmy Helmly and Brian Mundy have no shortage of stories of local drivers not following the rules for a stopped school bus.

August 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Numbers on the rise for school system

The Effingham County School System had nearly 100 more students enrolled for the first week of school this year than last year.

August 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


FFA members take part in leadership conference

Two members from the Effingham County High School FFA chapter traveled to Washington, D.C., this summer to attend the Washington Leadership Conference, hosted by the National FFA Organization.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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