Two students from Effingham County High School, Lameka Fields and Ariane Walls and their adviser, Victoria Neurath, will be heading to Nashville, Tenn., this summer to compete in the national Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competition.
The percentage of eighth grade students meeting and exceeding the standards on the writing assessment has declined systemwide, Assistant Superintendent Greg Arnsdorff told members of the Effingham County Board of Education.
The Effingham County School System is expected to receive nearly $2.4 million in additional federal funding to be split over the current year and the upcoming fiscal year.
The students and staff at the Central Learning Center in Springfield started their week off with a special visit from children's book author Stacy Brundage, Ed.D., a 1990 graduate of Effingham County High School and big sister to CLC student Latoya Bartley.
Families enjoyed the spring weather and sunshine at South Effingham Elementary's Rodeo Roundup. Children had a variety of games to choose from to participate in along with hay rides and horseback rides during the event.
STATESBORO-On March 8, the Georgia Southern chapter of Phi Eta Sigma initiated 317 students in a ceremony at the Performing Arts Center on Georgia Southern's campus.
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.
The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and professor Victor Thompson of the University of Georgia recently completed a joint five-week archaeological field school on Ossabaw Island.
Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel recently announced the University will double-match funds for the needs-based, Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Scholarship program. During the program, REACH scholars receive a renewable annual tuition scholarship of $2,500 for use at a HOPE-eligible institution. Georgia Southern will increase the amount to $5,000.
Georgia Southern University will become 100 percent tobacco-free Friday, GSU President Brooks Keel announced.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is conducting its annual "Pack-a-Pack" to help provide school supplies to local students.
Taylor Sauerland fondly recalls the method her fifth-grade teacher at South Effingham Elementary School employed to teach spelling words.
The annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp had its largest turnout, with 80 girls participating this week at Effingham County High School.
TIFTON - Austin Dixon of Rincon and Leslie Lamb of Guyton have been awarded scholarships from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2014-15 academic year.
A group of 4-H'ers assembled recently at the Mary Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Education Center with one aim in mind - to pass a test in the Georgia Department of Natural Resources hunter safety course.
MACON - A student from Effingham County received her degree from Mercer University during the School of Medicine spring commencement.
Nearly 60 girls have been participating this week in the Mini Mustang Cheer Camp, an annual fundraiser for the South Effingham High School cheer program.
The Effingham County Extension office is winding down its summer fun as 4-H'ers have been participating in many events within their summer programming.
DAHLONEGA - Three students from Effingham County earned academic recognition at the University of North Georgia for the 2014 spring semester.
Effingham College and Career Academy's SkillsUSA chapter attended the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City from June 23-27. This year's conference marked the 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference for SkillsUSA, a showcase of career and technical education students.
ATLANTA - Two students from Effingham County received degrees from Emory University in Atlanta, at its 169th commencement ceremony.
School nutrition managers from across the state recently gathered at Georgia Southern University to attend Culinary Institute II, a 32-hour, weeklong training session by the Georgia Department of Education's School Nutrition Program.