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Junior Achievement announces the launch of a new program, JA Fellows, which is designed to give high school students an in-depth look into the world of business through multiple innovative programs which simulate the day to day activities in the business community.
The new wing for the Freshman Academy at Effingham County High School will be open for classes on Monday.
Georgia Southern University recently hosted 47 area science teachers who participated in Project SENSE.
Joseph B. Wingard has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force after completing the Air Force ROTC program and graduating with a bachelor's degree from Valdosta State University.
Patsy Clayton, president of Effingham County Retired Educators, presented scholarship checks to Lindsay Morgan and Stephanie Bradshaw at the Effingham County Retired Educators' annual year-end banquet at Ebenezer Retreat Center.
A back to school picnic was held for students and their families at Marlow Elementary School on Saturday.
Sixth graders at South Effingham Middle School spent two days last week becoming familiar with the teachers and the school they will be attending this year.
The class of 1947 of Effingham Academy of Springfield had their 60th class reunion on June 7.
Two Effingham high school students recently competed in the National SkillsUSA conference in Kansas City.
Since learning is the primary job of children, your school system's goal is to help children learn to their best potential.
The Effingham County Board of Education held its first new employee picnic Thursday.
Some South Effingham High School ninth graders elected to spend four days in class last week to get a head start on learning the basics they'll need for NJROTC from fellow students.
The Effingham County Retired Educators held their annual year-end banquet on July 23 at Ebenezer Retreat Center. About 50 retirees attended and special guests included Area VI Director Dorothy Wilson, state Reps. Jon Burns and Buddy Carter, and state Sen. Jack Hill.
Jessica A. Loiacono, a senior psychology major from Rincon, has been named to the dean's list at Georgia Southern University for the summer 2007 term.
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.