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BoE may start a sick day bank

The Effingham County Board of Education is considering the creation of a professional personal sick day bank.

May 04, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Student designs take the runway

May 04, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


ECHS juniors selected for CNN summer program

Simone Rego and Peyton Callanan, juniors at Effingham County High School, will be spending an all-expense paid week in June on the Georgia Tech campus and CNN headquarters as they participate in "Leadership Unplugged," a CNN 21st Century Leaders summer program.

May 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


STC sets new enrollment record

SAVANNAH - When Savannah Technical College administrators set enrollment targets for the year, they anticipated a 3-4 percent growth, maintaining the steady upward movement enrollment the college had experienced over the past seven years.

May 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


STC to hold spring graduation

SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College will have more than 250 students to participate in the spring graduation ceremony, including graduates receiving associate degrees, professional diplomas, technical certificates of credit and general education diplomas.

May 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Appreciation week for school nutrition professionals now under way

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Preparing healthy school meals and offering a friendly greeting are all in a day's work for more than 250,000 child nutrition employees in the nation's 99,000 school cafeterias and kitchens.

May 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


It's (almost) showtime!

The South Effingham High School fashion show will be held Saturday night, and students have been working on designs since October to prepare for the event.

April 30, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Education


BoE honors state champs

The Effingham County Board of Education recognized state champion wrestlers at its meeting on Thursday.

April 27, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Quick thinkers

Autumn Asbill of Guyton Elementary School was the winner in the Effingham Exchange Club's eighth annual Quick Think-a-Thon on Friday at Ebenezer Middle School. Kinsley Lupton of Marlow was first runner-up, Luke Collins of Blandford was second runner-up and Madison Messer of Blandford was third runner-up. The winners are pictured with "the Foozer," the Quick-Think-a-Thon mascot, and WTOC-TV's Sonny Dixon.

April 27, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Education


SEMS student prepares for equestrian competition

Lauren Thompson, an eighth grade student at South Effingham Middle School, is once again on her way to represent her school and Evermore Farm in the Interscholastic Hunt Seat Equestrian Competition.

April 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Miss ECMS crowned

The 2009 Miss Effingham County Middle School and her court include left to right, fourth runner up Mallory Long, second runner up Hannah Rahn, Miss ECMS Mallory Ansel, first runner up Callie Martin and third runner up Caitlyn Fears. Also recognized were best formal wear – Callie Martin, best casual wear – Mallory Long, Miss Spirit of ECMS – Bridget Centers, Miss Photogenic – Logan Hinely and highest GPA – Callie Martin.

April 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Brownies donate to Safe Haven

Brownie Troop 30358 of Rincon helped Safe Haven Women's Shelter in Statesboro. The troop used profits from the cookie sale to purchase items for the shelter. The girls took a shopping trip to the Dollar Tree in Rincon to buy hygiene items, kitchen items and craft supplies to donate to the shelter. They also held a clothing drive and collected bedding. The girls attend Blandford, Ebenezer and Sand Hill elementary schools.

April 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Local students selected for Governor’s Honors Program

Five students from Effingham County have been selected as state finalists and will participate in the 2009 Georgia Governor's Honors Program this summer at Valdosta State University.

April 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


SEES media center open house Friday

South Effingham Elementary School Media Specialist Peggy Helmly and the SEES media program was recognized last spring by the Georgia Department of Education as a 2008 Exceptional Library Media Program.

April 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Applications being taken for Coastal Key-nection program

Area youth are able to apply for summer as part of the City of Savannah Coastal Workforce Investment Board's new youth employment program, Coastal Key-nection: Raising the Bar for Job Readiness.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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Danica Pearson takes Quick-Think-A-Thon district grand prize

Danica Pearson's quick thinking paid off with the grand prize at the Exchange Club's Georgia District Convention on St. Simons Island.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECHS JROTC earns top honor

Unit GA-938, the Air Force Junior ROTC at Effingham County High School, has been selected by the Air Force to receive the 2013-14 Air Force Junior ROTC Distinguished Unit Award.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Locals earn degrees from Mercer University

MACON - Mercer University conferred bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to more than 1,900 students representing all 12 schools and colleges at five spring commencement ceremonies during May in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Students hit the Summer Leadership Camp

COVINGTON - This summer 90 students from the Effingham County High School and Effingham County Middle School FFA chapters were challenged to find the "hero within." They were part of more than 2,500 students who attended the FFA-FCCLA Summer Leadership Camp 2014 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington.

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Locals make Georgia Tech’s dean’s list

ATLANTA - Nine students from the area earned the distinction of dean's list at the Georgia Institute of Technology for spring 2014. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Goergia College announces spring dean’s list

MILLEDGEVILLE - Four students from Effingham County completed courses with exemplary marks and made the dean's list for the 2014 spring semester at Georgia College in Milledgeville.

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Health departments urge back-to-school immunizations

Students will be going back to school in less than two months and health department officials in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties are encouraging parents to be proactive about getting required immunizations for children.

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Ready for a taste of the college life

Three students will represent Effingham County this summer in the prestigious Governor's Honors Program.

June 19, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Pre-K teachers will return to a full schedule

Effingham County pre-kindergarten teachers will return to a 190-day calendar for the 2014-15 school year.

June 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Gonzalez wins National FFA Tractor Supply scholarship

Effingham County FFA member Julia Gonzalez has been awarded a $1,000 Tractor Supply-Growing Scholars scholarship from the National FFA Organization.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education


VSU announces spring dean’s list, local graduates

VALDOSTA - Valdosta State University has announced the students from spring 2014 who met all qualifications for graduation. More than 1,200 were recognized for receiving their associate's, bachelor's or master's degrees.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education


GeoVista awards scholarship

Sydney Rushing received the Eddy E. Rogers Scholarship from GeoVista Credit Union.

June 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


AASU announces president’s list

Armstrong Atlantic State University recently announced president's list honorees, each of whom earned a 4.0 grade point average for two consecutive semesters during the 2013-14 academic school year.

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Locals earn degrees, honors at Ga. Southwestern State

AMERICUS - Three Effingham County students were among the 300 graduates from Georgia Southwestern State University at the spring 2014 commencement ceremony in Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center.

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEHS to host Mini Mustang Cheer Camp

Girls in kindergarten-seventh grade are invited to participate in the Mini Mustang Cheer Camp hosted by the South Effingham High School cheerleaders.

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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