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Effingham Exchange Club honors students

The Exchange Club of Effingham County honored its ACE (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award nominees and its nominees for the Youth of the Year. ACE Award nominees are Ashley Parrett, Sarah Wilson, Sharmar Grey, Maci Varnell and Arianna Fournier. Year of the Youth nominees are Julian Pace are Garrett Hodges, Gabi Usher of l, Chandler Cubbedge, Tess DeMeyer, Raquel Hazzard and Tess DeMeyer.

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Three at SEHS named Georgia Scholars

South Effingham High School students Parker Gordy, Dallas McCorkendale and Matt Stier have been named Georgia Scholars.

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Georgia 4-H to enlist oysters to help fight Tybee erosion

This summer, Georgia 4-H is recruiting an army of oysters to help ensure the future of the organization's coastal environmental education center.

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


GSU's Enactus team takes regional competition

The Georgia Southern Enactus team competed and won at the Enactus Regional Competition in Atlanta on April 1. The student-led organization focuses on providing economic support to the local area through sustainable entrepreneurial projects.

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Walls delivers as keynote speaker at SSU Honors Day

Richard Walls, a native of Springfield and a junior at Savannah State University was chosen recently to represent the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences as a keynote speaker during the Honors Day Convocation held March 24.

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Tuned into the all-state band

Four middle school students from Effingham County were selected to participate in the Georgia Music Educators Association Middle School All State Band in Athens on March 3-5. Two students from Ebenezer Middle School (Nate Dickey, trumpet and Martin Carper, trumpet) and two students from Effingham County Middle School (Steven Boyles, alto saxophone and Zach Gatewood, trombone) participated in the three-day event. Over 11,000 students in grades 6-8 auditioned for the Georgia All-State Band with around 200 students being selected at the middle school level.

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Two Effingham students join Phi Kappa Phi honor society

BATON ROUGE, LA-The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


School system looking to boost budget at lower millage rate

The Effingham County School System is planning on a bigger budget for the coming fiscal year - but perhaps with a lower millage rate.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


State says OK to strategic waiver application

The state Department of Education has given its approval to the Effingham County School System's strategic waiver application.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Kight wins Exchange Club speech contest

Rebecca Kight, a senior at South Effingham High School, won the Exchange Club of Effingham County's speech contest. The theme was citizenship, and Kight drew on the experiences and lessons she's learned from her mother, a lieutenant with the Chatham County Sheriff's Office.

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Finding their way

Effingham County High School students navigated their way through the Teen Maze on Wednesday, getting a glimpse at what good decisions' impacts - and the circumstances from poor decisions.

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Countywide art show draws big crowd

The fifth annual countywide art show held its reception March 15 at the Effingham College and Career Academy, with hundereds of people inspecting the work and designs of students in Effingham County schools.

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Education


A splash of color at Sand Hill Elementary

It was a colorful Saturday morning at Sand Hill Elementary School as kids and adults took part in the Color Run, with a 1K around the school followed by a 5K around the school.

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Velasquez chosen as 4-H national ambassador

Effingham County 4-H'er Rebecca Velasquez, was selected as a member of the inaugural class and one of only seven National 4-H STEM Youth Ambassadors.

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students to be recognized at ABAC Honors Day

TIFTON-President David Bridges will recognize 722 students who qualified for academic honors during Honors Day ceremonies April 6 at 3 p.m. in Gressette Gym at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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Finishing at the top

The top three in the South Effingham High School class of 2016 will be seated next to each other Saturday night. They still may quite ...

May 24, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Getting down to science at ECMS

Effingham County Middle School held its annual math and science night, with students getting a hands-on experience in several fields.

May 18, 2016 | Staff report | Education


ECHS cadets make it six straight Distinguished Unit Awards

The headquarters of the U.S. Air Force Junior ROTC announced recently that Effingham County High School, Unit GA-938, has been awarded the Air Force ...

May 18, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Heritage presents scholarships to SEHS students

Georgia Heritage FCU announced two college scholarship award winners for 2016. Both scholarship recipients are graduating from South Effingham High School in May.

May 18, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Pate named to dean’s list at Brenau

GAINESVILLE-Elyssa Sheridan Pate from Guyton achieved Brenau University dean's list honors for the spring 2016 semester. Pate is a 2017 student majoring in ...

May 18, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn honors at Georgia College

MILLEDGEVILLE-Hunter Gnann of Springfield has completed courses with exemplary marks and made the president's list for 2016 spring semester at Georgia College in ...

May 18, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Calling it a career

The Effingham County School System bade a fond farewell to 26 teachers, administrators and staff who are retiring at the school year's end.

May 18, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Hughes to move next door from ECMS to lead ECHS

The Effingham County Board of Education has named Billy Hughes as the next principal at Effingham County High School.

May 17, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


School system near top of district in CCRPI

Though its numbers took a dip from a new set of measurements, the Effingham County School System remained one of the top performing districts in ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Blandford holds International Arts Festival

Blandford Elementary students took to the front of the school for the annual International Arts Festival.

May 11, 2016 | Staff report | Education


May Day at Rincon Elementary

Rincon Elementary held its annual May Day festivities, with Charlay Dixon, right, crowned as May Queen. First runner-up was Layla Merciers and second runner-up was ...

May 11, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Students to make amends after food fight

Some Effingham County High School students have to make amends before being allowed to graduate, following an incident last week.

May 11, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Declaring their futures

More than 250 seniors from the Effingham County High School graduating class of 2016, which numbers 450, made their college choices known at the College ...

May 04, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Caring for cows earns UGa’s Alward student-employee award

Kayla Alward wins recognition for dedication to campus job - caring for dairy calves.

May 04, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham Teacher of the Year a finalist for state honor

The reigning Effingham County teacher of the year, Ebenezer Middle School English and language arts teacher Heather Cocke, has been named one of 10 finalists ...

April 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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