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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


Buchanan graduates from Rochester Institute of Technology

ROCHESTER, NY-Rebecca Buchanan of Rincon graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall 2015 semester with a degree in business administration-online executive.

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Scott wins Rotary Speech contest

Darius Scott won the Rotary Club speed contest, held Feb. 25 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


The Cat in the Hat out on a limb at The Learning Treehouse

The "Cat in the Hat," Maia Elwell, visited The Learning Treehouse during Dr. Seuss Week to read "The Cat in the Hat" to aspiring readers.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Five Effingham 4-H’ers advance to state Congress

Effingham County 4-H members competed at the Southeast District Project Achievement competition, held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


ECMS team rides to big finishes

The Effingham County Middle School horse evaluation team placed second in the area and fifth in state at the FFA Career Development Event, held at Fort Valley State University.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Savannah Tech to join Georgia Film Academy

SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College will join the Georgia Film Academy, as one of four locations in the state partnering with the Academy to develop a skilled workforce for the growing film industry.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn dean’s list status at GSU

Georgia Southern University recently recognized more than 2,800 students for excellence in academics on the fall 2015 dean's list. To be eligible for the dean's list, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


School board adopts strategic plan

The Effingham County School System will have a strategic plan in place to guide its mission, after board of education members approved it at their March 2 meeting.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Usher serves as page

Gabrielle Usher, a senior at Effingham County High School, paged at the State Capitol for Majority Leader Jon Burns on Feb. 19. Usher was able to meet the Speaker of the House, David Ralston during her duties serving as page.

March 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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School board OKs $97M budget

The Effingham County Board of Education approved its budget for the next fiscal year, after a couple of tweaks, at its meeting Thursday night.

June 22, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Middle and high school honor rolls

Ebenezer Middle School

June 21, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Blandford Elementary

June 21, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham Orchestra hands out scholarships

Effingham Community Orchestra has awarded its sixth annual academic scholarships.

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Strickland awarded Georgia Power scholarship

VALDOSTA-Cassidy Strickland of Rincon has been awarded a Georgia Power Recruitment and Retention Fund Scholarship at Valdosta State University for the 2016-17 academic year.

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Beasley graduates from Mary Baldwin College

STAUNTON, VA-Amanda Kay Beasley of Rincon earned a bachelor of arts magna cum laude at Mary Baldwin College's commencement ceremony on May 22.

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Mullenix earns master’s from Marist College

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.-Melissa Mullenix of Guyton received a master's degree in business administration from Marist College the weekend of May 20.

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Pilozzi named to dean’s list at Coastal Carolina University

CONWAY, S.C.-Bryana Pilozzi, a senior majoring in psychology, from Rincon, was among approximately 1,940 students at Coastal Carolina University who made the ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham 4-H turns up the STEAM for children

Effingham County 4-H program is heating things up with their STEAM program.

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Education


A sweet time for Effingham 4-H with Bee Club

Effingham County 4-H Bee Club presents an opportunity for its members to experience first-hand what it's like to be a beekeeper.

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Education


ECMS FFA gives out thanks

The Effingham County Middle School FFA thanked community partner Lowe's for its continued support of the Effingham County Middle School FFA chapter.

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Jenkins earns dean’s list honors at Piedmont College

Brent Jenkins of Rincon was named to the dean's list at Piedmont College after completing the spring semester with a grade-point-average of 3.5 ...

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Mozeko named to dean’s list at Harding University

SEARCY, Ark.-Reid Mozeko, a computer science major at Harding University from Guyton, is among more than 1,300 students included on the dean's ...

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Having designs on GHP

Two Effingham County students will attend the prestigious Governor's Honors Program this summer.

June 07, 2016 | By Caitlyn Richtman | Education


School system planning a busy summer

The Effingham County Board of Education discussed upcoming improvements to its schools and the next steps for the new Rincon Elementary School.

June 07, 2016 | By Caitlyn Richtman Herald Intern | Education


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