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.
ECHS FBLA members and SEHS FBLA members dived in to help Elam Egypt Baptist Church with the Big Clothing Give Away, which took place July 30 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
SAVANNAH-This fall Savannah Technical College will begin enrolling students in a specialized program that prepares skilled technicians to work in the fast-paced world of power generation and transmission. The Electrical Utility Technology (EUT) programs will include an associate degree, diploma and certificate option and will incorporate a range of new technologies.
TIFTON-Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs Niles Reddick has announced the names of 238 students who have been selected for the Distinguished Achievement List for the 2011 summer term at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
The first eagles for Georgia Southern University's "Eagle Nation on Parade" have arrived and soon will be completed works of art, dotting the Statesboro and Bulloch County landscape. The eagles will add more artistic vitality to the community, while funding Georgia Southern scholarships and research.
Members of the Effingham County School Board were recently recognized for successfully completing board member training activities sponsored by the Georgia School Boards Association. Certificates of recognition will be presented at the Aug. 18 school board meeting to the following board members: F. Lamar Allen, Troy K. Alford, Eddie Tomberlin, Vickie Decker and Mose Mock.
LEXINGTON, Ky. –Meredith Arrington, agricultural educator at Effingham County High School, has been selected for a Teachers Turn the Key Award from the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE).
ATLANTA-Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, a leader in the field of early childhood education, has released the results of a new study: Georgia's Early Learning Standards Alignment Study. The study was commissioned by the state agency to garner empirical data that could be used to improve its early learning standards. Drs. Sharon Lynn Kagan (Teachers College, Columbia University) and Catherine Scott-Little (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) led the ...
Grainger, Inc., presented a $10,000 check to the Savannah Technical College Foundation. The funding will be used to support scholarships for industrial technology students.
Effingham County 4-H'ers attended State Congress in Atlanta from July 19-22 and returned home with high honors. The 4-H State Congress brings students from all over Georgia together to compete in project achievement areas at the state level.
Final numbers aren't quite tallied, but the Effingham County Board of Education should close the 2011 financial year considerably stronger than FY 2010.
Georgia Southern University has been named one of America's Best Colleges by Forbes magazine, whose ranking includes the top 20 percent of colleges and universities based on the "student's point of view." The honor is the latest for the growing university that expects to welcome a record 20,000 students to its campus when fall semester classes begin Aug. 22.
Scouts and leaders from Troop 665 in Rincon along with Dan Frailey and James McElveen from First Baptist Church Rincon are pictured on the wheelchair ramp they built at First Baptist Church Youth Center.
Although Effingham County schools' 2011 test scores earned overall gains and high rankings compared to the state, Adequate Yearly Progress projections show no schools in the system meeting AYP by 2013.
Effingham schools started the 2011-12 year Thursday, and in celebration Effingham Women in Business donated 24 book bags to school social workers to distribute to the system's homeless students. Teach Right sold WIB the book bags at wholesale price.
The Edward Jones offices in Port Wentworth and Rincon partnered together to collect school supplies for the Treutlen House located in Effingham County.