The University of Georgia held its spring commencement exercises May 8, with Alton Brown, who writes, produces, directs and stars in "Good Eats," serving as speaker at the undergraduate ceremony. In addition to being the first Peabody Award-winning host for the Food Network, Brown has written several books, including "I'm Just Here for the Food," which won the 2003 James Beard Foundation Award for best cookbook in the reference category.
TIFTON-Billy Brown II of Guyton received an associate's degree in forest technology during spring semester commencement exercises at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
Students from Effingham Christian School recently spent the day as one of their favorite literary characters. As part of Spirit Week, the students dressed up as a literary character they had read about during the year.
The SEHS Interact Club was awarded the Districtwide International Service Award for their Haiti relief efforts, raising half of the $58,000 for the entire southeast Georgia effort to provide Shelter Boxes (http://www.shelterbox.org/) to the victims of the earthquake earlier this year.
Elisabeth Shabi of Rincon was among the 377 students named to the Reinhardt College Dean's List for spring semester 2010.
STATESBORO - More than 20,000 people packed into Georgia Southern University's Paulson Stadium on May 8 to honor a record number of graduates at spring commencement. Approximately 2,400 graduates participated in the ceremony.
Zach Van Sickle won an essay contest sponsored by the Effingham County Hussars, No. 2285, Georgia Division, of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Brigitte Beam from Effingham County High School was awarded the Historic Effingham Society scholarship. The scholarship is presented to a student who will be majoring in history, historic preservation or journalism. Beam will be pursuing a degree in history at Georgia Southern University.
Before graduation, parents and friends packed the bleachers in the Effingham County and South Effingham high school gyms for the 2010 class nights, where graduates earned combined over $3.2 million in scholarship awards.
Felicidades! Two Spanish students from South Effingham High School attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2010 National Spanish Examinations. The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades six through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
South Effingham Middle School students pictured were chosen by their grade level teachers to represent their team as Citizen of the Month for April/May.
The Effingham County FBLA club attended the State Leadership Conference held in Atlanta on March 26-28. Six students and two advisors attended. Students competed in Emerging Business Issues, Accounting I, Accounting II, Business Law, and Business Procedures.
South Effingham High School held commencement exercises for 347 seniors Saturday night at The Corral.
After months spent preparing for the worst, the school board received better than expected reductions from the state and approved their tentative budget - a balanced budget - last Thursday.
Effingham County High School graduated a class of 358 seniors Friday night at Rebel Field. Jacob Daniel Curtis was the valedictorian, and Micah Jackson was the salutatorian.
Each grade level studied and represented different countries and cultures as Blandford Elementary School celebrated its annual arts festival.
The First Baptist Church of Rincon weekday ministry art class won big in the Georgia Junior Duck Stamp competition.
Each year the United Daughters of the Confederacy sponsors an historical essay contest. The essay contest is offered to all students in grades fifth through 12th. The topic of this year's essay was "Robert E. Lee and his leadership at Appomattox."
SAVANNAH-Twenty-nine Savannah Technical College students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at a ceremony at STC's Eckburg Auditorium.
Receiving diminishing state and local funding and facing a budget shortfall for the coming fiscal year, the Effingham County Board of Education is looking to save money where it can.
South Effingham Middle School's Rebecca Kight took first place in a statewide essay contest sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia's Young Lawyers Division.
Of the many opportunities in Georgia 4-H to develop leadership, one of the most positive experiences is the opportunity for older 4-H'ers to mentor younger 4-H'ers by serving as teen leaders in their county, district and state programs. Teen leaders have specific responsibilities and leadership roles such as assisting 4-H staff in planning, conducting and instructing events. They also are expected to exemplify good behavior, manners and time management skills.
Competition among two local sports medicine providers may be a good thing, since the Effingham County School System will be the winner.
Effingham County High School sophomore Rajvi Dave, who is representing Georgia, and her advisor, Victoria Neurath, will head to Orlando, Fla., this summer where Dave will compete in the National FCCLA Star Events competition.
The launch of the spring 2012 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC) runs through May 13. This event marks two years of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting state and local 4-H programming in each of the communities where a TSC or Del's Farm and Feed Supply store is located.
Instead of getting ready for prom like most Effingham County teens were doing last Saturday, four high school students from the area spent their morning at the Coastal Zone Division of the Rotary Speech Contest.
STATESBORO-Georgia Southern University's latest national championship squad has an Effingham County connection.
Because of declining state and local funding, the Effingham County Board of Education anticipates a budget shortfall in the next fiscal year.
As Effingham County High School celebrates its prom tonight, the organizing committee wants it to be perfect.
Rincon Elementary School inducted new members into its Junior Beta Club chapter during a recent ceremony attended by family and friends.