The scent of hairspray and the clacking of high heels filled the air beside the stage entrance in the new Effingham County Middle School gym/auditorium as contestants in the 2010 Miss ECMS Pageant lined up Saturday evening to find out who would make the top 10.
At the Rotary Club High School Speech Competition Saturday in Statesboro, Effingham County swept the Coastal Zone level with all three finalists slots taken by Effingham students.
Characters from the Dr. Seuss books were everywhere at The Learning Treehouse preschool on Goshen Road. The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Thing One and Thing Two were on every door and every inch of wall space in the center. After all, it was Dr. Seuss' birthday.
The Effingham County Middle School Model United Nations team earned the distinguished delegation award at the Coastal Georgia Model UN competition March 2 in Savannah.
When the members of the Springfield Elementary School junior Beta Club sponsored a coin collection to benefit the earthquake victims in Haiti, they knew it was a good thing to do, but they probably didn't really know how their money would be spent.
Rincon Elementary School received an award from the Food Outreach Coop of Effingham for raising the most food items of all the schools in Effingham County during a food drive last fall.
Six students from Ebenezer Middle School recently auditioned for and were selected for the GMEA (Georgia Music Educators Association) All-state Chorus.
ECHS student Brittany McCrae won the silver medal in the Interview category and Karlie Persutti placed in the top 12 five times for the seven events in which she participated at the Georgia Academic Decathlon 2010 state competition.
Approximately 17 young ladies are competing for the title of Miss ECMS 2010. On March 13 at 7 p.m., Effingham County Middle School will host the Miss ECMS Pageant, "Under the Sea." All the contestants will be judged in the categories of casual wear and formal wear. The top 10 will then be chosen and those finalists will be judged on their response to an impromptu interview question. The following girls will be competing for ...
Students in the Effingham County School System will have a chance to learn a bit more about agriculture in the state as a result of a gift from the Effingham County Farm Bureau in the form of a DVD and poster for each school.
When state legislators asked the 35 public universities to prepare for more than an additional $300 million in cuts, they were not expecting those cuts to be inimical to some of their constituents' most beloved programs, such as 4-H.
Cudray J. Wimberly of Springfield was among 214 cadets graduating from the Georgia National Guard's Youth Challenge Academy at Fort Gordon on Saturday at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta.
The Effingham County High School game cheerleaders held their awards banquet at New Ebenezer Retreat Center. The ECHS game cheerleaders are coached by Breanna Pierce.
The Effingham County High School FFA celebrated National FFA Week Feb 28-March 5. "Lead Out Loud" was the theme this year as members pledged to show off what makes them premier leaders in their schools and communities. More than half a million members around the nation participated in National FFA Week activities at the local and state levels. The focus of National FFA Week was to tell the community and the country about the ...
A worst-case scenario could reduce state funding to Georgia Southern University by 30 percent, which GSU president Dr. Brooks Keel said "will have a major impact on Georgia Southern and would require significant operational changes at our university."
Newsweek released its rankings of the nation's best colleges, and the University of Georgia landed spots in four of the 25 categories.
The Office of Orientation and Parent Programs at Georgia Southern University will host the university's annual Fall Family Weekend on Oct. 7-9.
Armstrong Atlantic State University offers a flex term that allows students to complete undergraduate and graduate courses in just seven weeks.
The Effingham County High FBLA chapter presented the monthly program for the Effingham Women in Business on Aug. 9.
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.