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.
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.
The South Effingham High School Talent Show Extravaganza will be held on Friday in the high school cafeteria auditorium. The show starts at 6 p.m.
After waiting through two education special purpose local option sales tax project lists, South Effingham High School will finally get a fieldhouse.
Don White Jr. of Rincon has been named to the President's List at Thomas University for the fall 2011 semester.
Ashlyn Wiggins, a seventh grader from Ebenezer Middle School, was stunned when the judges nodded that she had spelled her final word correctly.
The Effingham County Board of Education agreed to gradually reduce the required number of credits needed for high school graduation to align with the new seven-period day schedule.
More than 50 volunteers spent their Saturday morning digging in the dirt at Guyton Elementary School.
County high schools will have a big incentive for staying on their best behavior leading up to their final year.