It will be a community-wide celebration today as technical college dignitaries, civic leaders and elected officials gather to celebrate Savannah Technical College's Effingham grand opening and campus dedication at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Tours of the campus will be available this morning beginning at 10.
Effingham County High FFA member Jeremy Hill recently won the Area IV FFA Agricultural Electrification Career Development Event. The event was held at Johnson County High School in Wrightsville on Dec. 11.
South Effingham Elemetnary held its fifth annual holiday festival. The annual fundraiser for the PTO is one of the largest the school has each year. Last year's festival brought in more than 2,000 people.
The mentoring program, "PALS," was started at South Effingham High School 10 years ago under the capable leadership of master teachers, Mose Mock and Bill McIlrath. Mock, who has anchored, advised and taught the FFA program for most of his long career, started his FFA students working with eighth grade boys from Bethesda Home for Boys, who were already taking an animal science class from McIlrath.
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.