STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University will host three Family Weekends this spring. The university's Office of Orientation and Parent Programs has events scheduled for Feb. 23 and March 9 in Statesboro and April 20 in Atlanta.
The Effingham County Board of Education is continuing its commitment to having a public, school district-funded charter school in the county.
Blandford Elementary School fifth-grade student Anna Freeman has been named the grand prize winner of Scholastic Book Club's Infinity Ring Rewrite History Contest. Freeman's essay was selected from the nearly 3,000 entries from across the country. As a result, James Dashner, author of "Infinity Ring," will be visiting Blandford Elementary and speaking with the fifth-grade classes.
Nineteen Effingham County students – 10 from South Effingham High School and nine from Effingham County High – have been nominated for the 2013 Governor's Honors Program.
Effingham County students Theresa Dominy, Dylan Patel and Kyle Piche were named to the fall 2012 dean's list at Middle Georgia College, announced Middle Georgia College interim vice president for academic affairs Dr. Mary Lou Frank.
Five Effingham County residents finished their degree requirements during the fall 2012 semester at the University of Georgia.
Millions of people will watch on television Monday as President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are inaugurated for their second term, but one Effingham County High School student will witness it in-person.
The Effingham County High FFA agricultural mechanics team won the Area IV FFA Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event, held at Treutlen County High School in Soperton on Jan. 8.
Parents who want to apply for their children to attend pre-kindergarten in Effingham County may pick up registration packets beginning on Feb. 19. Completed pre-K application packets must be turned in between Feb. 19-March 8, to the elementary school for which the family is zoned.
Armstrong Atlantic State University's College of Health Professions announces its inaugural college health careers summer camp scheduled for July 21-27. The camp is for rising high school juniors and seniors who are interested in a career in health care.
Rincon Elementary School received a new hedge trimmer as a gift from local business 21 South Mini Storage to keep the school campus looking neat.
Georgia Southern University has been named a military-friendly school for the second year in a row by Military Advanced Education in its 2013 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities. The list appears in the December issue of the magazine.
Darton State honors three local students
Effingham County High School's Cal Baker and Aby Youmans and South Effingham High School's Hannah Anderson have been recognized for their academic and athletic accomplishments, as their schools' 2012 winners of the Wendy's High School Heisman Award.
High school students in Effingham County are passing the Georgia High School Writing Test at a comparable rate to others statewide, but school officials are looking at ways to make the numbers better.
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.