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Former ECHS student writes children’s book

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.

April 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Job fair produces 267 applicants

April 06, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Lovett’s Trading Post donates FFA jackets

April 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Education


County Special Olympics held at South Effingham High

April 06, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


SEES kicks spring off with a rodeo roundup

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.

April 06, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


National Honor Society inducts high achieving GSU freshmen

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.

April 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham student captures one of state ag day contest awards

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.

April 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Local GSU students honored

Outstanding Georgia Southern University students were recognized at the annual Honors Day Ceremony held recently on the university's campus.

April 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Additional financial aid budgeted for Ga. students

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.

April 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


ECMS students have hands on learning experience

April 02, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Education


Pre-kindergarten students learn importance of gun safety

April 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Bidding high on education

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.

April 02, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Education


Effingham students named to GSU’s dean’s list for fall 2008

Georgia Southern University students from Effingham County have been named to the dean's list for the Fall 2008 term.

April 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Local students named to GSU president’s list

Several Georgia Southern University students from Effingham County have been named to the president's list for the fall 2008 term.

April 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


County media festival winners advance to state

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:

April 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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Local students earn dean’s list honors at UGA

The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who achieved the dean's list for summer semester.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local ag teachers attend summer leadership event

Meredith Arrington, Hannah King and Roger Teeple, agricultural educators at Effingham County High School, and Trey Harris, agricultural educator at Effingham County Middle School, were among the 405 teachers from across the state who attended the annual Georgia Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association Summer Leadership Conference in July on Jekyll Island.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


YMCA taking applications for Christian Leadership Academy

The Christian Leadership Academy, a seven-month program beginning in September, is designed to take 12 rising high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public and private schools and train them in the skills of leadership done from a Christian perspective.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ASU to hold ‘Start Strong, Start Now’

Armstrong State University will waive the application fee at a one-day-only registration event where prospective students will be able to get admitted and register for fall classes all in one day. Walk-ins are welcome.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong honored for its support of veterans, active duty

Armstrong State University was recently named a Yellow Ribbon Program school in recognition of its support for veterans and active duty military students. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows approved institutions to partner with Veterans Affairs to help cover expenses that exceed the thresholds established under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Savannah Tech’s Vendeville named chef educator of the year

Jean Yves Vendeville, department chair and instructor at Savannah Technical College, received the American Culinary Federation 2014 Chef Educator of the Year Award and $5,000 during the ACF National Convention held in Kansas City, Mo.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


King receives Georgia Power scholarship

Jaret King, son of Georgia Power employee Dinah King at the company's Springfield office, is one of 21 students to receive a Georgia Power scholarship.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEES ready to start the year, with a new leader

South Effingham Elementary students will start school not only on a renovated campus, but also with a new principal.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECSO urges safety, caution with start of school year

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office urges motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians as county schools resume classes Wednesday.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Schools to hold council elections

All Effingham County Schools will hold elections this month for their 2014-15 school councils.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Digging into archaelogical field school

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.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to match $2,500 REACH scholarships

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.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to become tobacco-free campus Friday

Georgia Southern University will become 100 percent tobacco-free Friday, GSU President Brooks Keel announced.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Chamber collecting school supplies for students in need

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is conducting its annual "Pack-a-Pack" to help provide school supplies to local students.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


New teachers, staff welcomed to school system

Taylor Sauerland fondly recalls the method her fifth-grade teacher at South Effingham Elementary School employed to teach spelling words.

July 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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