Three students from South Effingham High School were recently recognized as the first, second and third place winners of the local Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign War Post representing both Effingham and Bulloch counties.
STATESBORO - College writing professors and high school English teachers will converge on Georgia Southern University's campus on Feb. 1, for the 10th annual Student Success in First-Year Composition Conference.
Pre-Kindergarten applications for the 2008-2009 school year will be available on Feb. 1. You may pick up an application from any of the schools, the Effingham County Board of Education Office (and on the Board's Web site: www.effinghamschools.com), Effingham County Health Department or from the Department of Family and Children Services in Springfield. Your child must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2008, to be eligible for the Pre-K program as required by the Bright from the Start: Department of Early Care and Learning.
Paula Renee Clifton graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University with a Bachelor of Science majoring in early childhood with a concentration in media technology. Paula graduated with honors Magna Cum Laude and Kappa Delta Pi. The commencement ceremony was held Dec. 8 at the Alumni Arena in Savannah. Clifton and her family reside in Springfield.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College offers 12-week certificate programs leading to entry-level employment in some of the area's most in-demand careers, all backed by the promise of guaranteed interviews with leading employers.
SAVANNAH - The technical communications certificate program at Savannah Technical College prepares students for careers that require strong communication and technical skills, but for many students, it does something else, too - it may help them earn HOPE scholarship eligibility.
Effingham County Middle School has "beefed up the biographies" in its media center thanks to a recent Kroger/Colgate grant for $2,500. According to media specialist Kacy Tedder who wrote the grant application, only one school per state receives the grant each year, so it is quite an honor for ECMS to be chosen. To qualify for the grant, schools must be recognized as a "school in need."
South Effingham Middle School eighth grade Roadrunners team held its second nine-week team awards on Dec. 19, honoring those students with perfect attendance, the highest average in each academic subject, highest AR points this nine-weeks, and those who met their AR goals. The team also gave out two most improved awards, citizenship award and principal's award.
South Effingham Middle School celebrated its 2007-2008 homecoming on Dec. 12 during their last home basketball game. Students were invited to stay after school for the basketball games against Screven County Middle School and a homecoming dance after the games. Both the girls and boys teams defeated Screven County. The girls won 30-25 and and the boys won 39-38.
The Armstrong Alumni Center will host an open house party for all former Armstrong students on June 5 from 5:30-7 p.m. in Burnett Hall. The Alumni Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. in Jenkins Theater on the same evening.
Mark Blankenship Jr. of Rincon was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Blankenship was initiated at Georgia Southern University.
From liquid nitrogen used to make dipping dots to flying simulated aircraft to shaking to make butter to baby alligators to the potato gun, the annual Effingham County Middle School math and science night had plenty from which to choose and learn.
South Effingham High School juniors and seniors participated in Teen Maze on Tuesday. During the game, students encountered a variety of obstacles that can prevent or delay their graduation from high school. Teen Maze demonstrates to students that every decision they make has consequences and some of those consequences are not good. Volunteers from local hopsitals, school, EMS, fire and members of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office helped with the event.
Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation that would implement an opportunity school district to turn around failing schools. This law provides the framework for how the OSD would work should voters approve a constitutional amendment in 2016.
The Georgia Southern University all-girl cheerleading squad secured its fifth national championship title at the 2015 National Cheerleading Association Collegiate National Championships held in Daytona Beach, Fla.