4-H State Congress brings 4-H'ers from all over the state of Georgia together for the opportunity to compete at the State level. After a first-place achievement at State Congress, they are considered a "Master" 4-H'er. Mastering in a project area or in a special event is the ultimate goal for 4-H'ers. Through project achievement, 4-H'ers gain public speaking, resume building and interview skills by presenting a portfolio of accomplishments and a demonstration based in their project area.
TIFTON - Shane Rahn of Rincon has been awarded a scholarship from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2012-13 academic year.
Cade Zipperer, an eighth-grader at Effingham County Middle School, received multiple awards at the FFA Advanced Wildlife Camp, held July 15-22 in Covington.
Although Effingham County students routinely score above state and regional results on standardized tests, school district officials are always looking for improvement.
The Effingham County 4-H held its annual Junior-Senior awards banquet at Effingham County High School.
All Effingham County schools will hold elections this month for their school councils for the 2012-13 school year.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships to 16 children of employees at the company's sites in California, Georgia, Texas and Wisconsin. The students were recognized at a special event at Gulfstream's Savannah headquarters.
As students statewide prepare to go back to school, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency encourages parents to be prepared as well. Just last month, a survey commissioned by GEMA's Ready Georgia campaign revealed that only 40 percent of the polled parents were aware of the protocol for any emergency at their children's school.
Five-year-old Kaitlin Gardner couldn't wait to start first grade.
The New Ebenezer Retreat Center held its annual week-long day camp, called Ebenezer Treasures, with activities and instruction throughout each day.
Only 8 years old and just two months removed from his third brain surgery, Peter Osella can no longer play the sports he used to love.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office urges motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians as county schools resume classes Wednesday.
Effingham County High School FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) student Rajvi Dave scored an impressive Gold in Leadership at the National Leadership Conference.
"Begin with the end in mind."
In response to the challenging economic times and increasingly stretched dollars available to college students, Armstrong Atlantic State University has established a new financial assistance fund for enrolled students, the Armstrong Commitment Fund. After tuition and supplies, many students find that their state and federal loans and grants do not cover the full cost and living expenses that are required to stay in college and focus on studies. The Armstrong Commitment Fund seeks to fill this gap between the financial aid students receive and what they can afford.
Valentine's Day brought new meaning to the residents of the Effingham Hospital Care Center. Effingham County 4-H'ers participated in constructing Valentine cards, baking cookies and playing bingo with the center's residents.
Second-graders at Ebenezer Elementary School put on a "living museum" to celebrate Georgia Day and highlight famous Georgians.
The Effingham County School System was one of six school districts in the state recognized by Gov. Nathan Deal and the Governor's Office of Workforce Development for having 100 percent of the system's high schools organized with a Go Build Georgia high school team.