Effingham County High School Valedictorian Kelly Darnell Farmer "Next year I'll be attending Georgia Institute of Technology pursuing a degree in material science and engineering." Most memorable experience from high school "The poetry reading in Ms. O'Brien's class. We read poetry and had coffee shop food." Advice to rising seniors "Enjoy your senior year, but remember to work hard and not neglect your studies." Advice for incoming freshmen "Work hard and live up to ...
Graduation is set for Friday and Saturday night. But that is not the only time set aside to recognize our local seniors.
Effingham County Middle School held its annual career day on Friday. Jamie and Bobby Deen, sons of renowned chef Paula Deen, spoke to the students about the importance of working hard to get where you want to go, and about their show "Road Tasted."
The Marlow Elementary fourth and fifth grade chorus performed Monday night. Songs included "In the Jungle," "This Old Man" and a baseball medley.
Athens - University of Georgia fisheries and aquaculture major and Rincon resident James Herrin was awarded the Ernie E. Provost Scholarship at the Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources 76th Annual Spring Awards Banquet held April 19 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel in Athens.
A South Effingham High School alumna is designing cars this summer with General Motors using the skills she began learning in high school.
On Tuesday, Blandford Elementary honored its first graduating class, the class of 2007. Blandford Elementary School, Effingham County's newest school opened its doors in August 2006. School district lines were redrawn and some students from Rincon Elementary and South Effingham Elementary joined to form Blandford Elementary. It opened with many more students than projected and ended the year with approximately 700 students. Blandford Elementary was named for the area where we are located. In the ...
Georgia Southern University students from the area have been named to the President's List for the Spring 2007 term. These students have achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average with a minimum of 12 credit hours for the semester.
Middle and high school students are invited to sign up for a Web development and computer animation camp at Georgia Southern University.
I have been a member of 4-H for six years. It has played an important part in my life. It has taught me leadership skills as well as public speaking skills. It has also given me opportunities to meet other 4-H'ers across the state of Georgia.
Three Effingham County Middle School students were recently accepted into Georgia Southern's Eagle Science Camp in Statesboro. Their science teacher, Mrs. Carmen Bennett and their math teacher, Mrs. Michelle Wilson, nominated the students. The students are Dallas Vermillion, Austin Brownlow and Hunter Tuttle.
Miss Georgia, Amanda Kozak, spoke to students at Effingham County Middle School about the importance of making good decisions Tuesday.
Students at Covenant Christian Academy will be attending school at a different location in the fall.
Atlanta - The 20 members of the state Board of Technical and Adult Education have elected former BellSouth executive Carl Swearingen as their new chairman.
Jill Marie Elliott, daughter of Marsha Sanders of Rincon and Robert Elliott of Torrance, Calif., and a 2005 South Effingham High School graduate, has been accepted for the fall semester at the Nell Hodgson School of Nursing, Emory University.
The Governor's Honors Program, known as GHP, is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. A function of the Georgia Department of Education, it takes place on the campus of Valdosta State University. The 2012 program will be the 49th summer, making it the longest continually running program of its kind in the nation.
During November and December, South Effingham High School Future Business Leaders of America helped provide Thanksgiving dinner to a needy family and fill Christmas wish lists for 17 children, all in the county. FBLA partnered with Future Educators of America and Family Career Community Leaders of America and respective classes to bring in numerous donations to help fill wishes for less privileged children in the county.
High schools in Effingham County will be on a seven-period day schedule for the 2012-13 school year.
Monday morning most students at South Effingham High School didn't know what to think as part of the cafeteria had been blocked off with crime yellow scene tape.
Effingham, meet Chef Jean Yves Vendeville.
The Effingham County Retired Educators Association recently held their annual Grandparents Day essay contest. The contest was open to all fifth graders in the Effingham County School system. The essays were judged by local retired educators. There were three winners from each of the eight Effingham County elementary schools. The Effingham Retired Educators would like to thank Duane and Karen Engel, owners of Pappa's Pizza in Springfield, for their generous donation of prizes for all ...
After appealing to the Georgia Department of Education, South Effingham High School met Adequate Yearly Progress for 2011.
Melissa Nease has been chosen as "Parent of the Month" for December at Rincon Elementary School.
ST LOUIS-Meredith Arrington, agricultural educator at Effingham County High School, is one of 36 individuals nationwide who received the Teachers Turn the Key Award, given Nov. 19 at the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) annual convention in St. Louis.
Blandford Elementary School participated in an international cup stacking competition recently. The event promotes mental and physical fitness, as well as dexterity and agility.
South Effingham's FBLA club attended a motivational rally in Perry by the annual State Fair. While at the fair, the FBLA members who traveled on the trip listened to a guest speaker discuss his journey through many different eras of time.
Marlow Elementary held its annual fall festival and it was a success with the help of many, including South Effingham High NJROTC and members of SEHS Future Business Leaders of America.
South Effingham High School's Future Business Leaders of America members brought in a variety of candy to create trick-or-treat goody bags for the Backus Children's Hospital. Members who attended the meeting helped stuff and tie off approximately 30 treat bags.
The 2011 Marching Band season is history and the South Effingham Marching Mustangs had another banner year. The marching band begins its season each July with band camp, where band members learn basic marching techniques and the mechanics of their competition show.
Georgia Southern University has been named one of the most military friendly universities in the country in "Military Advanced Education's 2012 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities." Georgia Southern will be featured in the December 2011 issue of the publication.