After months of rehearsals students at Ebenezer Middle School performed "Captain Bree and her Lady Pirates" Thursday night. Director Lori Benassi-Parker chose the musical after reading several plays. She said this play was the one that stood out.
Each Friday in February, students from Blandford Elementary brought in their spare change for a campaign called "Pennies for Puppies, Dimes for Dogs and Coins for Cats."
Students from SEHS and SEMS competed at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair in Athens, March 28-31. SEHS students were Kirsten Edwards and Melanie Richtman (both received fourth place). SEMS students were Selina Jonas, Megan Spence, Joshua Anderson and Jessica Bitting. Selina and Megan received third place recognition and Joshua and Jessica got honorable mention.
The following area residents recently were named to the dean's or president's list at Mercer University for the fall 2006 semester. Inclusion on the dean's and president's lists requires students to meet rigorous grade point average standards specific to their school within the University.
The SEMS Science Olympiad competed at the State Science Olympiad at Augusta State University on March 24. SEMS placed ninth in the state. Students won medals in the following events:
Congratulations to the following system-wide winners of the Effingham County Schools Young Author's Writing Competition:
Guyton Elementary School celebrated the 108th birthday of famed children's author Dr. Seuss on Friday with a parade of book characters.
Students, faculty and staff were honored Jan. 24 at Southeastern Technical College's annual awards banquet, held at the Vidalia Community Center.
Andrew Rushing, a senior at South Effingham High School, recently won the local "Leadership" High School Speech Contest sponsored by the Coastal Empire Leadership Development Association (CELDA).
Members of the Effingham County Board of Education, Eddie Tomberlin, Mose Mock, Superintendent Randy Shearouse, Chairman Lamar Allen and Vickie Decker, celebrated South Effingham High School CTAE Month at the school board's Feb. 16 meeting.
D.E.E.N.O.S USAG Level 7 Gymnastics Team kicked off its 2012 competitive season at the Hilton Head Island Invitational, S.C. on Jan. 15. The Level 7 girls took the fifth place team award.
Natalie Starling won first place at District Project Achievement. She competed in the Southeast District for Effingham County. There are 172,000 4-H'ers in the state of Georgia and 66,000 in the Southeast district. Natalie performed the Glee version of "Defying Gravity" from the Broadway hit "Wicked." She sang and played her saxophone. She will advance to State Congress in Atlanta this July and compete at the state level.
VALDOSTA-Valdosta State University has announced the names of students from the fall 2011 semester who have earned the academic status of Dean's List.
South Effingham High School is celebrating its career, technical, agricultural education students by declaring February CTAE Month.
Effingham County High School students had a challenge to solve the world's problems in 36 hours or less at the University of Georgia's Model U.N. Conference XVIII.
South Effingham High School work-based learning students participated in the Ebenezer Middle School Career Day on Jan. 19 by showcasing their jobs with eighth grade students.
Students at Springfield Elementary School are taking charge of their health.
The Effingham County Board of Education is asking the state Department of Education to approve a facility for use as a welding classroom.
Dillon Silva, an eighth grader at Effingham County Middle School, has been selected to the Georgia Middle School All-State Band. Silva is the student of ECMS band director Tony Murray.
Girl Scout Cadette Troop 30358 and Brownie Troop 30225, both of Rincon, were visited by Effingham County Sheriff's deputies and Port Wentworth Police officers and their service dogs.
ALBANY - Taylor M. Hall of Springfield and Jennifer A. Hart of Rincon made the Dean's List at Darton College for the fall 2011 semester.