Dr. Mark Winters, new principal at South Effingham High School, is spending his time getting to know the people, programs and the good things happening at the school.
Students from Casey Fields and Wes Brown's Effingham Christian School visited the state Capitol on Feb. 27.
Five Effingham Christian students competed in the Savannah Ogeechee Regional Science and Engineering Fair in February.
Since February 2008, the Effingham County Board of Education has avoided spending $576,130 thanks to its newly implemented Energy Education Program and the cooperation of employees and students.
Students are preparing for the fashion show at South Effingham High School.
Springfield Elementary held its annual Invention Convention on Feb. 9 in the school's gym. There were more than 50 entrants.
The South Effingham High NJROTC rifle team took a 13-hour trip to Camp Perry, Ohio, on Lake Erie, to compete in the SecNav Navy National Rifle Championship.
The Effingham County Board of Education recognized Mick Danielson as the county special education teacher of the year at its meeting Wednesday.
Sand Hill Elementary School held a slime party for students who participated in the Jump Rope for Heart to benefit the American Heart Association. Some SHES students were able to pour slime on South Effingham High School football players as a reward for raising money for the event. Spencer Alford, Logan Gunn, Dominique Chance, Chris Mack and Justin Brabham were the players who participated.
On Feb. 24, Blandford Elementary held its math and science family night with more than 650 in attendance.
Michaela Lariscy, a student at South Effingham High School, won the annual Rotary Speech Contest held at New Ebenezer Retreat Center on Tuesday.
The Savannah Ogeechee Regional Science and Engineering Fair was held in Savannah from Feb. 24-26. Five students from Effingham County Middle School participated in the fair.
Danica Pearson's quick thinking paid off with the grand prize at the Exchange Club's Georgia District Convention on St. Simons Island.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.