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STC inducts 57 into honors society

SAVANNAH - Fifty-seven Savannah Technical College students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society in a ceremony STC's Eckburg Auditorium. To qualify for Phi Theta Kappa membership, students must have completed a minimum of 12 degree-level semester credit hours and have a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

April 18, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Following are the honor rolls for Effingham County's eight elementary schools for the third nine-week grading period:

April 15, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Kindergarten registration under way

The Effingham County School System is now taking appointments for kindergarten registration for the 2013-14 school year. Appointments will be scheduled for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through May 9 at the school district's Central Registration Center.

April 15, 2013 | Staff report | Education


UDC holds Georgia Day program

Fifty-two second-graders at South Effingham Elementary School participated in the United Daughters of the Confederacy's annual Georgia Day program. Maria Bashlor, president of the Effingham County Hussars chapter 2285, led a brief history and slide presentation.

April 15, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Student artists show off their work at countywide exhibit

Outstanding artwork created by Effingham County public school students during the 2012-13 school year has been on display this week.

April 11, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Eighth-grade writing scores on the rise

Efforts to improve Effingham County students' writing skills have paid off with higher scores on Georgia's Eighth-Grade Writing Assessment, school officials reported last week.

April 08, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Three ECCA students to head to SkillsUSA nationals

Students from the Effingham College and Career Academy competed March 21-23 at the Georgia SkillsUSA Skills and Leadership Conference in Atlanta. This year the Effingham College and Career Academy was awarded the "largest increase in membership" of 1,500 percent.

April 08, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Eggs ... ilirating!

Effingham Christian School took its annual egg drop competition to new heights this year.

April 01, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


FCCLA students attend state leadership meeting

Members of the Effingham County High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently participated in a weekend leadership conference March 14-16 at the Classic Center in Athens. Attendees, in addition to a weekend of competitions, participated in a Career and Trade Expo, University of Georgia tours, educational demonstrations, and sessions that motivated and informed members and their advisers with the theme "Saving the World … One Leader at a Time."

April 01, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Schools land a gift for learning

When Barry Sheehy was contemplating donating property he owned in southern Effingham County, he considered several local agencies as recipients.

March 28, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEMS students take part in Y-Club United Nations

South Effingham Middle School students Caitlyn Lariscy, Brian Nichols and Sarah Yonce attended the Georgia United Nations Assembly, a model United Nations program sponsored by the State YMCA of Georgia. Y-Club members and other middle and high school students from public and private schools across the state are eligible to participate.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Students soar at Aviation Career Day

Rising ninth-graders learned about the Effingham County School System's work-based learning program as well as career opportunities at Gulfstream Aerospace at the recent Aviation Career Day hosted by Gulfstream.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Students to take CRCT in April

Effingham County students in grades 3-8 will take the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test beginning on April 16.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Boyd earns Horatio Alger Scholarship

Effingham County High School senior Hannah Boyd received the Georgia Horatio Alger Association Scholarship. Boyd was the only senior from Effingham County to be awarded the scholarship, which is worth $5,000.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


History comes to life at Springfield Elementary

Springfield Elementary School fourth-grade students made history come alive in the school's annual "wax museum."

March 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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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


Little Rebel Cheer Camp gets them off their feet

The annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp had its largest turnout, with 80 girls participating this week at Effingham County High School.

July 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham students earn ABAC scholarships

TIFTON - Austin Dixon of Rincon and Leslie Lamb of Guyton have been awarded scholarships from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2014-15 academic year.

July 24, 2014 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers are on target with their goals

A group of 4-H'ers assembled recently at the Mary Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Education Center with one aim in mind - to pass a test in the Georgia Department of Natural Resources hunter safety course.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Wilder earns medical degree from Mercer

MACON - A student from Effingham County received her degree from Mercer University during the School of Medicine spring commencement.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Raising a cheer

Nearly 60 girls have been participating this week in the Mini Mustang Cheer Camp, an annual fundraiser for the South Effingham High School cheer program.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Fun in the summertime for 4-H’ers

The Effingham County Extension office is winding down its summer fun as 4-H'ers have been participating in many events within their summer programming.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Three local students honored at UNG

DAHLONEGA - Three students from Effingham County earned academic recognition at the University of North Georgia for the 2014 spring semester.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECCA sends five students to national conference

Effingham College and Career Academy's SkillsUSA chapter attended the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City from June 23-27. This year's conference marked the 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference for SkillsUSA, a showcase of career and technical education students.

July 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Two Effingham students earn degrees from Emory

ATLANTA - Two students from Effingham County received degrees from Emory University in Atlanta, at its 169th commencement ceremony.

July 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern nutrition training aims to curb childhood obesity

School nutrition managers from across the state recently gathered at Georgia Southern University to attend Culinary Institute II, a 32-hour, weeklong training session by the Georgia Department of Education's School Nutrition Program.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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