One of the essential elements of 4H is generosity. 4H'ers pledge their hands to larger service by participating in community service projects and citizenship activities. "Youth need to feel their lives have meaning and purpose," Abby Smith, 4H agent, said. "There is no better way to do that, than to give them a service venue." Each month local 4H'ers of Effingham are given an opportunity to practice serving others through adopting service projects such as: ...
With the current special purpose local option sales tax for education (E-SPLOST) expiring at the end of this month, Effingham County School System leaders are working to prioritize projects to fund with the next E-SPLOST.
The Ebenezer Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation held its 13th annual banquet May 19 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center. The Ebenezer NWTF Longbeards presented two seniors, Kristen Pierce of South Effingham High School and Dana Brown of Effingham County High School, each with $250 scholarships.
Chloe Phillips was crowned Miss South Effingham Middle School in the school's annual pageant. Twenty-five young ladies competed for the title.
Allison (Alli) Rattanaxay, formerly of Guyton, was chosen by her senior class at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School as Miss LFO 2012 and "Most Likely to Make Your Day" honors.
Another massive crowd jammed into The Corral on Saturday night to watch the South Effingham High School class of 2012 receive diplomas.
Massive crowds packed both Rebel Field and The Corral as the classes of 2012 graduated Friday and Saturday nights. Just fewer than 400 Effingham County High School seniors celebrated their final act of high school Friday night and the South Effingham High School class exulted before sprinting to the mustang.
Photo provided Michael Roberts, a second grade student in Mandy Goff's class at Blandford Elementary School, won the elementary division of Leopold's second annual creative writing contest. Roberts wrote a poem about Georgia history and was invited to read his poem for the Savannah City Council. His class was treated to an ice cream party compliments of Leopold's.
These Blandford Elementary students received a superior rating for their projects at the Georgia Student Media Festival in April. Their projects will advance to the International Student Media Festival this summer.
Every year, the Exchange Club of Effingham County accepts nominations for its annual ACE (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award. The award recognizes high school seniors who have made a dramatic change in their attitude and performance while in school. The students have overcome great physical, emotional or social obstacles.
After being actively involved in Effingham County High School's music program for four years, including the last two as drum major for the marching band, Jacqueline Zantow is considering earning a degree in music in college.
For most high school seniors, graduation day is a farewell. But for South Effingham High School class of 2012 valedictorian Emilia Truluck, it's more of a reunion. Truluck was back among her SEHS classmates this week after being dual-enrolled for the past two years at the University of West Georgia's Advanced Academy of Georgia, carrying a full college class load and living on-campus in Carrollton. "I've been going to school with ...
Effingham County High School senior Dylan Sewell has received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. With this appointment comes a scholarship which will cover the cost of room, board, tuition books and clothing and all other essentials for all four years of college. A Naval Academy education is one of the most prestigious opportunities in the U.S. and is valued, according to Naval Academy officials, at more than $400,000.
Eleven Effingham County Schools employees were recognized at last week's board of education meeting for completing the Aspiring Leaders Program.
Ashia Kendra Dimiya Miller, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Miller, graduated with a liberal arts degree in music from Florida State University during a commencement ceremony on April 28.
Having faith and faith in yourself are essential to success, the chief executive officer of Medient Studios told members of the Effingham County High School Air Force JROTC on Thursday night.
For three Effingham County school teachers, summer school was never more fun. Jana Bolton and Kendra Brophy of Effingham County Middle School and Amber Teare of South Effingham High School were selected and sponsored by Georgia-Pacific to attend summer workshop programs designed to help them bring environmental issues into the classroom in a dynamic way.
Officials from Armstrong Atlantic State University have signed a memorandum of understanding with representatives from Martin Luther University in Halle, Germany, underscoring the growing relationship between the two universities.
Georgia Southern University has embarked on a bold journey where no Eagle has ever gone before. GUS, the university's mascot, has landed safely after being launched into the stratosphere on a mission to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning.
Springfield Elementary students are turning their loose change into new books for the school.
Fewer high school students in Effingham County took the SAT in 2013 than in 2012, but school officials don't view that as a negative.
Senior Rajvi Dave was crowned Effingham County High School's 2013 homecoming queen at halftime of Friday night's football game at Rebel Field.
Another big year for 4-H is under way in Effingham County.
The Effingham County High School Interact Club is a part of the Sunrise Rotary Club of Effingham County. It is an active service organization comprised of nearly 100 members.