An Effingham County student recently was named as one of the 25 winners in the annual Agriculture Day in Georgia visual art and essay contests sponsored by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and Georgia Agriculture in the Classroom Council, Inc.
Outstanding Georgia Southern University students were recognized at the annual Honors Day Ceremony held recently on the university's campus.
ATLANTA - An additional 8,722 students in Georgia would receive Pell grants if excessive lender subsidies are cut, according to a new report released by the Campaign for America's Future. The report shows that this simple change would provide an average Pell grant of $3,010 to about 181,580 students across the state.
Young Farmers held its annual scholarship auction in March. The organization made approximately $12,000 from the event. The proceeds will be used to give local students scholarships for college.
Georgia Southern University students from Effingham County have been named to the dean's list for the Fall 2008 term.
Several Georgia Southern University students from Effingham County have been named to the president's list for the fall 2008 term.
On March 9, 150 students from Effingham County schools met at Springfield Elementary for the annual countywide Student Media Festival. The following students won in their respective categories and will advance to the state competition in Atlanta on May 1:
The Effingham County Board of Education approved a meal price increase on Wednesday that will take effect for the 2009-10 school year. Breakfast prices will increase 15 cents and lunch prices will increase 25 cents.
Live Oak Public Libraries will accept entries for the Savannah Children's Book Festival Poster Contest from April 1-30. The theme of the posters should be books, reading or libraries.
Georgia Southern University honored approximately 1,250 graduates and their families at the fall 2008 commencement at Hanner Fieldhouse on Dec. 12.
The Effingham County Board of Education is considering increasing lunch prices by 25 cents next year.
The Effingham County school system has begun registering and testing kindergarten students for the 2009-10 school year by appointment only at the Board of Education Central Registration Center.
Effingham County High School National Art Honors Society recently completed their spirit mural at WalMart.
Three students will represent Effingham County this summer in the prestigious Governor's Honors Program.
Effingham County pre-kindergarten teachers will return to a 190-day calendar for the 2014-15 school year.
Effingham County FFA member Julia Gonzalez has been awarded a $1,000 Tractor Supply-Growing Scholars scholarship from the National FFA Organization.
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.
Sydney Rushing received the Eddy E. Rogers Scholarship from GeoVista Credit Union.
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.
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.
Girls in kindergarten-seventh grade are invited to participate in the Mini Mustang Cheer Camp hosted by the South Effingham High School cheerleaders.
Four students from Blandford Elementary School were honored recently at the Georgia Stock Market Game Awards Luncheon in Atlanta.
Hank Miles and Casie Wilson are the recipients of the Effingham Community Orchestra's fourth annual academic scholarships.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students during its 247th commencement exercises.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was one of three states chosen to receive a $1 million grant to lead an education initiative, Guided Pathways to Success (GPS), focused on making college more affordable, boosting college completion and saving taxpayers millions. The grant is funded by the Lumina Foundation in partnership with Complete College America.
Boosted by a substantial increase in economics scores, Effingham County's high school students fared better than the state averages in every subject of Georgia's end of course test this spring.
Beth Helmly is another step closer to serving on the Effingham County Board of Education.
David Lariscy enlisted in the Army National Guard while he was still in high school, and he plans to continue serving in the military while pursuing careers in engineering and education.