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Bidding high on education

Young Farmers held its annual scholarship auction in March. The organization made approximately $12,000 from the event. The proceeds will be used to give local students scholarships for college.

April 02, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Education


Effingham students named to GSU’s dean’s list for fall 2008

Georgia Southern University students from Effingham County have been named to the dean's list for the Fall 2008 term.

April 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Local students named to GSU president’s list

Several Georgia Southern University students from Effingham County have been named to the president's list for the fall 2008 term.

April 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


County media festival winners advance to state

On March 9, 150 students from Effingham County schools met at Springfield Elementary for the annual countywide Student Media Festival. The following students won in their respective categories and will advance to the state competition in Atlanta on May 1:

April 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


School lunch, breakfast prices to increase

The Effingham County Board of Education approved a meal price increase on Wednesday that will take effect for the 2009-10 school year. Breakfast prices will increase 15 cents and lunch prices will increase 25 cents.

April 02, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Education


Submit entries now for Children’s Book Festival poster contest

Live Oak Public Libraries will accept entries for the Savannah Children's Book Festival Poster Contest from April 1-30. The theme of the posters should be books, reading or libraries.

March 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Area Georgia Southern University students graduated in fall

Georgia Southern University honored approximately 1,250 graduates and their families at the fall 2008 commencement at Hanner Fieldhouse on Dec. 12.

March 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Breakfast, lunch prices at school may be on way up

The Effingham County Board of Education is considering increasing lunch prices by 25 cents next year.

March 26, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


ECSS extends kindergarten registration period

The Effingham County school system has begun registering and testing kindergarten students for the 2009-10 school year by appointment only at the Board of Education Central Registration Center.

March 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS national art honor society members complete mural

Effingham County High School National Art Honors Society recently completed their spirit mural at WalMart.

March 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Miss SEHS crowned

Daniette Owens was crowned Miss South Effingham High School at the annual Miss SEHS pageant Saturday night.

March 23, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


‘Nothing little about (her) heart'

The Effingham County Board of Education honored Ebenezer Elementary School fifth-grader Morgan Seckinger at its meeting Thursday night.

March 23, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Effingham youth turn out for 4-H event at EMS

Fifth and sixth graders anxiously await the beginning of County Project Achievement competition. Youth competed in project areas ranging from agriculture to workforce preparedness and career development.

March 23, 2009 | Jan Hall County Extension Agent | Education


Students go to Ga. National History Day

Ebenezer Middle School students attended the Georgia National History Day competition held at Georgia Southern University on Feb. 18. The students pictured placed either first, second or third at the first district regional competition and will now compete on the state level in April.

March 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS art students show work at AASU

Effingham County High School art students participated in the Juried High School Congressional Exhibition held at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

March 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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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


ECHS’ Beard named FFA area officer

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.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School days are here

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.

August 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H hits the beach and more at Burton Center

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.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn dean’s list honors at UGA

The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who achieved the dean's list for summer semester.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local ag teachers attend summer leadership event

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.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


YMCA taking applications for Christian Leadership Academy

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.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ASU to hold ‘Start Strong, Start Now’

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.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong honored for its support of veterans, active duty

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.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Savannah Tech’s Vendeville named chef educator of the year

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.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


King receives Georgia Power scholarship

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.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEES ready to start the year, with a new leader

South Effingham Elementary students will start school not only on a renovated campus, but also with a new principal.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECSO urges safety, caution with start of school year

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office urges motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians as county schools resume classes Wednesday.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Schools to hold council elections

All Effingham County Schools will hold elections this month for their 2014-15 school councils.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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