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Johnny Appleseed visits Rincon Elementary

Johnny Appleseed (aka Mr. Blackstock) came to Mrs. Atkins' first grade class at Rincon Elementary on Sept. 26. The children wished him a very happy birthday. He related the story of his travels and why he wore a pot on his head.

October 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


EMS adds touches to art society

An art teacher Ebenezer Middle School is working to encourage student artists with the national junior art honor society that was created at Ebenezer Middle School last spring.

October 26, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


SEHS students earn AP honors

Five students at South Effingham High School have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program Exams.

October 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Barnes named RA at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern University student Brittany Barnes of Guyton was selected as a resident assistant for the 2007-2008 academic year. Barnes is the daughter of Mark and Nita Barnes and is an RA in the Eagle Village residence hall.

October 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS hosts College Night

East Georgia, Savannah Technical College, Georgia Southern College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Armstrong Atlantic State University and Ogeechee Technical College representatives were all on hand on Sept. 27 to give ECHS students first hand information about college applications and admissions. Several branches of the military also were present to discuss college options and planning for military careers.

October 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS students get hands-on at Ogeechee Tech

"Amazing! I actually drew blood from a mannequin arm."

October 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Student media winners are California bound

Five Effingham students will be traveling to California at the end of October to receive awards from the International Student Media Festival.

October 24, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Springfield Elementary puckers up for diabetes

Springfield Elementary School supports the American Diabetes Association with a kickoff assembly on Sept. 20. Faculty, staff and students learned the answer to the question, "What is diabetes?" Information was given about the upcoming events at the school leading up to their school walk to be held on Oct. 19.

October 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


SEHS' Mahany named Commended Student

Dan Noel, principal for South Effingham High School, has announced that John Thomas Mahany, a senior at SEHS, has been named a Commended Student in the 2008 National Merit Scholarship Program.

October 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Schools could be saving money, energy

The Effingham County Board of Education is going to conserve energy and save money - and a lot of both of them.

October 23, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Education


See You at the Pole draws crowds across county

October 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


School board adopts calendar

Effingham County schools will start on Aug. 6 for the 2008-09 school year and students will get out May 22 as the school board approved the proposed calendar Thursday night.

October 19, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Education


Schools hope to open Gateway for dropouts

The influence of one of the world's richest men could reach to potential Effingham County dropouts.

October 19, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Education


Zoller wins area FFA tractor competition

Effingham County High FFA member Michael Zoller recently won the Area IV FFA agricultural tractor and machinery operations and maintenance career development event.

October 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Callanan named Commended Student

Yancy Ford, principal at Effingham County High School, has announced that Ansley Rae Callanan, a senior at ECHS, has been named a Commended Student in the 2008 National Merit Scholarship Program.

October 18, 2007 | 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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