Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Jamie Kreyenbuhl and Effingham County High School counselor Hank Heller thanked Eric Knox and Tyson Neurath for their participation in the Rotary Speech Contest.
Ten FBLA students arrived in Atlanta on March 18 and enjoyed a weekend full of competitive events, motivational workshops and networking with students from all around Georgia who share common interests in the business field.
COVINGTON-Members of the Effingham County FFA Chapter recently attended the Georgia FFA Success Conference held March 4-5 at the FFA-FCCLA Center.
SkillsUSA contestants from South Effingham and Effingham County high schools had a successful weekend at the State Skills and Leadership Conference in Atlanta, March 18-19.
Fourth grader Brandon Jones said he didn't mind giving the $600 in coins he'd saved to the Marlow Elementary Relay For Life coin drive.
COVINGTON-Members of the Effingham County FFA chapter attended the Georgia FFA Association's Greenhand Jamboree on March 4-5 at the Georgia FFA/FCCLA Center.
Emily A. Mier of Springfield will be honored as a Superior Honor student during Honors Day ceremonies at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
Georgia Southern University's graduate programs in business and nursing have been recognized among the nation's best in U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Best Graduate Schools rankings that were released today. The 2012 Best Graduate Schools includes essential, detailed statistical information on more than 1,200 programs nationwide.
"Read More Books, Eat More Chicken, Save More Lives" was the theme as Guyton Elementary partnered with Chick-Fil-A to provide a fun time for families while raising money for a great cause.
The Effingham County High School teacher of the month for February is Michelle Drayton. Drayton teaches Honors Economics, U.S. History and Sociology. She sponsors the Future Georgia Educators Club as well as Grad Bash. Students nominated Drayton because they feel she treats her students with respect, fairness, and kindness. In addition, students highlighted Drayton's constant positive attitude and her ability to make learning fun.
The faculty and staff at Rincon Elementary School are pleased to announce their March "Parents of the Month." They are Shae and Jay Wilcox, parents of Justin Wilcox, who is a third grade student in Brenda Brown's class at RES. They are also the parents of Kayla, who is a student at Effingham County High School.
In its fifth year, the South Effingham High School Fashion Show was a different beast than in its previous installments, with 19 design teams and 35 garments raising the bar for local high fashion once again.
Even before they announced her as grand champion of this year's Invention Convention, South Effingham Elementary School fourth-grader Samantha Mattox couldn't contain her smile.
Seventeen students were inducted as charter members of Rincon Elementary's first Junior Beta Club on March 7.
Christina Smith, a sixth grader at Effingham County Middle School, placed third in the WTOC St. Patrick's Day Coloring Contest, competing against over fifth and sixth graders from seven counties.
It might be an understatement to say Abby Smith feels right at home in her new job.
The Effingham County School System was challenged recently when the economic downturn reduced revenues from both state and local sources, forcing the district to reduce costs while maintaining the innovative technologies it had implemented over the past several years.
The South Effingham High School Marching Mustangs, band directors, band boosters and parents hosted the 2nd Annual Marching Mustang Invitational marching band competition at The Corral on Oct. 29.
Ronald McDonald visited Rincon Elementary School to help RES kick off its Book Week activities.
The Miss Diamond Pageant will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at Effingham County Middle School. Debra Shelton is crowning the winner and instead of a Miss Congeniality award, a Logan Shelton Award will be handed out.
Effingham County 4-H youth recently traveled to Rock Eagle 4-H Center to attend the Georgia 4-H Junior Conference, a 26-hour event filled with community service projects, classes, workshops and activities. There were 715 4-H youth who took part in this year's conference. Participants from Effingham County were Jose Espino, Phoenix Truitt, Skyler Lanier and Anna Sykes.
In honor of Veterans Day, Springfield Elementary School celebrated their local veterans with a special program Wednesday afternoon, featuring guest speaker, Lt. Col. John Gentry, who spoke to the students about Army Values. The National Guard visitors brought a Humvee and a howitzer to show the children after the assembly. Students also wrote more than 600 letters to service members deployed in Afghanistan.
Getting more students ready for college and able to complete college has led University System of Georgia officials to look closely at all areas involved in this effort, including the efforts directed at the Board of Regents level.
November is National Parent Engagement Month and Rincon Elementary School encourages and welcomes parental involvement. In an effort to recognize valuable parents of students at RES, the school is continuing to salute parents for their hard work and commitment. Natarsha House has been selected for the "Parent of Month" award for November at Rincon Elementary School.
State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens presented awards that recognized Georgia fire personnel and citizens for outstanding service in fighting fires and saving lives at the 19th Annual "Life, Fire & Safety" Awards Luncheon, as part of the Fire Prevention Week activities.
After weathering years of budget woes and combing out expenditures, the Effingham County Board of Education is now considering a move that may result in faculty cuts.
The theme for the day at Effingham Christian School was "expect the unexpected."
SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College celebrated the dedication of its Student Enrichment Center on Sunday. The new building is home to STC's adult education programs that help students improve basic skills crucial for success in higher education and the workforce.
Georgia Southern University is launching an anti-texting and driving campaign aimed at young drivers on its campus and around the state.