By the Governor of the state of Georgia
Marlow Elementary students who met their accelerated reader goal for the first nine weeks were treated to a dog show Thursday.
On Oct. 9, South Effingham Middle School eighth grade Roadrunners team had an awards ceremony giving medals to those students who had the highest averages in each academic subject each period. They also awarded a citizenship award, principal's award and top AR points. Students with perfect attendance for the nine weeks were given certificates and all students meeting the AR goal were given certificates.
Jayne Rhode, 2004 graduate and class valedictorian of South Effingham High School, has recently earned top honors at West Point Military Academy. Cadet Rhode, daughter of John and Mary Rhode who now reside in New York, received the Superintendent's Award for Excellence, the Distinguished Cadet Award as well as the top physical fitness award for a female in her class.
On Oct. 16, approximately 500 students and parents gathered at South Effingham High School for a night filled with a myriad of post-secondary information.
Fourth grade students from Guyton Elementary, Marlow Elementary and Bryan County Elementary spent Friday learning about forestry and conservation at the Warnell Forest Education Center.
De'Von Fitts spoke to the Effingham County Board of Education on Thursday night about his first meeting on the student advisory council for state school Superintendent Kathy Cox.
The Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society has selected Ryan Keith Ambrose for membership in the local chapter at Georgia Southern University.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University has expanded its online degree options for teachers who want to advance their educational level. Teachers who already have an undergraduate degree may now apply for two online graduate degrees: Master's of Education in Instructional Technology, and Master's of Education in Accomplished Teaching. Online classes for both degrees will begin Jan. 9.
Adam Dwayne Hebert has been selected to receive the Henry L. Trussell Jr. Scholarship awarded by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences for the 2007-2008 academic year. Each year the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences awards approximately $100,000 in scholarships to students studying in any of their 24 majors.
Kyler Miller Exley of Springfield has been named to the President's list by Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro.
Parents at South Effingham Elementary had smart boards and smart pads demonstrated after the PTO meeting Tuesday night.
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.
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.
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.
South Effingham Elementary students will start school not only on a renovated campus, but also with a new principal.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office urges motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians as county schools resume classes Wednesday.
All Effingham County Schools will hold elections this month for their 2014-15 school councils.
The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and professor Victor Thompson of the University of Georgia recently completed a joint five-week archaeological field school on Ossabaw Island.
Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel recently announced the University will double-match funds for the needs-based, Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Scholarship program. During the program, REACH scholars receive a renewable annual tuition scholarship of $2,500 for use at a HOPE-eligible institution. Georgia Southern will increase the amount to $5,000.
Georgia Southern University will become 100 percent tobacco-free Friday, GSU President Brooks Keel announced.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is conducting its annual "Pack-a-Pack" to help provide school supplies to local students.
Taylor Sauerland fondly recalls the method her fifth-grade teacher at South Effingham Elementary School employed to teach spelling words.
The annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp had its largest turnout, with 80 girls participating this week at Effingham County High School.
TIFTON - Austin Dixon of Rincon and Leslie Lamb of Guyton have been awarded scholarships from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2014-15 academic year.
A group of 4-H'ers assembled recently at the Mary Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Education Center with one aim in mind - to pass a test in the Georgia Department of Natural Resources hunter safety course.
MACON - A student from Effingham County received her degree from Mercer University during the School of Medicine spring commencement.