ATLANTA - Christina Hillman from Ebenezer Middle School received first place at the National History Day in Georgia state contest that was held May 6 at Macon State College.
The South Effingham FFA held its annual fishing tournament on May 5 at Warnell Forestry Center. The fishing continued all day until the 4 p.m. weigh-in.
All Effingham County Schools will be open to the public from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday through Thursday during the summer months, May 21-June 28 and July 9-July 12. All schools will close for summer break July 2-6. Beginning July 16, all schools will return to their regular schedule of operating five days a week with their regular school hours.
Bulloch Academy first grade teacher Eileen Rice was recently named the school's 2007-2008 Teacher of the Year. Rice's husband, George, and son, Nathan, made a surprise appearance at the May faculty meeting where headmaster Dr. Brenda Shuman-Riley made the announcement.
Elizabeth Nicole Parker, graduating summa cum laude, earned an Associate of Science degree with a concentration in education during Young Harris College's commencement service May 5.
During the fall 2006 semester, a task force comprised of faculty from each college and including a representative of the Bulloch County School System met regularly to discuss ways to improve the First-Year Experience (FYE), a program that serves students new to Georgia Southern University. One result of the task force's work is a new event: Conversations with Professors.
Colby Waisanen of Rincon has been named a National Merit Scholar.
The following South Effingham High School graduates received scholarships to continue their educations.
The South Effingham Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps has just completed its best year ever, since Capt. Roger Coursey and Chief Petty Officer Larry Harmon started the program when the school opened in 1996.
On May 15, retired Air Force Colonel Ed Wexler and Master Sgt. Jim Fox, representing Savannah's Chapter 137 of the Air Force Association (AFA), presented five Effingham County teachers with the AFA Visions Award.
The following scholarships were awarded to graduates of Effingham County High School.
The Effingham County Board of Education discussed a recent visit to Newnan to view the career academy in place there Thursday.
Children and teens who are interested in acting are invited to attend the annual Summer Drama Camp at Georgia Southern University.
Honor rolls for the fourth nine-week grading period for Effingham County's three middle schools:
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,162 students for excellence in academics on the 2014 spring semester president's list.
Wilson graduates from CSU
Honor rolls for the fourth nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:
SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University recently announced dean's list honors for the spring 2014 semester. Armstrong's dean's list students earned a grade point average of 3.6 of higher for the semester.
WALESKA - Two students from Effingham County were among the 367 named to Reinhardt University's dean's list for spring semester 2014.
The Effingham County Board of Education will use $2 million from its general operations account to balance its budget for the 2015 fiscal year.
Beth Helmly sat quietly as the Effingham County Board of Education adopted its budget for the 2015 fiscal year, but she assures she will have plenty to say during her tenure on the board.
Danica Pearson's quick thinking paid off with the grand prize at the Exchange Club's Georgia District Convention on St. Simons Island.
Unit GA-938, the Air Force Junior ROTC at Effingham County High School, has been selected by the Air Force to receive the 2013-14 Air Force Junior ROTC Distinguished Unit Award.
MACON - Mercer University conferred bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to more than 1,900 students representing all 12 schools and colleges at five spring commencement ceremonies during May in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah.
COVINGTON - This summer 90 students from the Effingham County High School and Effingham County Middle School FFA chapters were challenged to find the "hero within." They were part of more than 2,500 students who attended the FFA-FCCLA Summer Leadership Camp 2014 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington.
ATLANTA - Nine students from the area earned the distinction of dean's list at the Georgia Institute of Technology for spring 2014. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.
MILLEDGEVILLE - Four students from Effingham County completed courses with exemplary marks and made the dean's list for the 2014 spring semester at Georgia College in Milledgeville.
Students will be going back to school in less than two months and health department officials in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties are encouraging parents to be proactive about getting required immunizations for children.