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Effingham school system salutes its board members

The Effingham County School System is joining in a statewide celebration this week to salute the efforts of local school board members. The week of March 12-16 has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. The weeklong observance calls attention to the contributions of local boards of education.

March 13, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Talent Show rocks SEHS

Showcasing a wide range of talents, 19 student acts entertained a packed house in South Effingham High School's third annual talent show on Feb. 10.

March 13, 2012 | Staff report | Education


BoE OKs update to sex education materials

The Effingham County Board of Education has voted to update some of the materials teachers and counselors use to teach sex education and sexually-transmitted disease prevention.

March 13, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


State’s first lady visits RES

The youngest students at Rincon Elementary School enjoyed a visit Friday from Georgia first lady Sandra Deal.

March 13, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


STAR student already used to college life

Emilia Truluck took the Scholastic Aptitude Test just one time, during her junior year of high school.

March 08, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Starling honored at 4-H Day at the Capitol

On Feb. 6, 247 4-H youth, leaders, and volunteers traveled to Atlanta for the 11th Annual Leadership Day and 4-H Day at the Capitol.

March 08, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Starling honored at 4-H Day at the Capitol

On Feb. 6, 247 4-H youth, leaders, and volunteers traveled to Atlanta for the 11th Annual Leadership Day and 4-H Day at the Capitol.

March 08, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Blandford feasts on Dr. Seuss

Shelby Cox's pre-kindergarten class at Blandford Elementary School celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 2 by eating green eggs and ham and reading all the Dr. Seuss books they could find.

March 08, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Blandford Elementary celebrates Georgia Day

Blandford Elementary School fifth graders enjoyed a Georgia Day program from the United Daughters of the Confederacy on Feb. 16.

March 08, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Bringing the books to life

Guyton Elementary School celebrated the 108th birthday of famed children's author Dr. Seuss on Friday with a parade of book characters.

March 05, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Eubanks named Southeastern Tech GOAL winner

Students, faculty and staff were honored Jan. 24 at Southeastern Technical College's annual awards banquet, held at the Vidalia Community Center.

March 02, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Rushing wins CELDA speech competition

Andrew Rushing, a senior at South Effingham High School, recently won the local "Leadership" High School Speech Contest sponsored by the Coastal Empire Leadership Development Association (CELDA).

February 24, 2012 | Staff report | Education


BOE marks SEHS CTAE Month

Members of the Effingham County Board of Education, Eddie Tomberlin, Mose Mock, Superintendent Randy Shearouse, Chairman Lamar Allen and Vickie Decker, celebrated South Effingham High School CTAE Month at the school board's Feb. 16 meeting.

February 24, 2012 | Staff Report | Education


D.E.E.N.O.S Level 7 team off to strong start

D.E.E.N.O.S USAG Level 7 Gymnastics Team kicked off its 2012 competitive season at the Hilton Head Island Invitational, S.C. on Jan. 15. The Level 7 girls took the fifth place team award.

February 22, 2012 | Staff Report | Education


Starling stars at 4-H DPA

Natalie Starling won first place at District Project Achievement. She competed in the Southeast District for Effingham County. There are 172,000 4-H'ers in the state of Georgia and 66,000 in the Southeast district. Natalie performed the Glee version of "Defying Gravity" from the Broadway hit "Wicked." She sang and played her saxophone. She will advance to State Congress in Atlanta this July and compete at the state level.

February 22, 2012 | Staff Report | Education


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Ready for a taste of the college life

Three students will represent Effingham County this summer in the prestigious Governor's Honors Program.

June 19, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Pre-K teachers will return to a full schedule

Effingham County pre-kindergarten teachers will return to a 190-day calendar for the 2014-15 school year.

June 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Gonzalez wins National FFA Tractor Supply scholarship

Effingham County FFA member Julia Gonzalez has been awarded a $1,000 Tractor Supply-Growing Scholars scholarship from the National FFA Organization.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education


VSU announces spring dean’s list, local graduates

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.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education


GeoVista awards scholarship

Sydney Rushing received the Eddy E. Rogers Scholarship from GeoVista Credit Union.

June 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


AASU announces president’s list

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.

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Locals earn degrees, honors at Ga. Southwestern State

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.

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEHS to host Mini Mustang Cheer Camp

Girls in kindergarten-seventh grade are invited to participate in the Mini Mustang Cheer Camp hosted by the South Effingham High School cheerleaders.

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Blandford students corner awards at Stock Market Game

Four students from Blandford Elementary School were honored recently at the Georgia Stock Market Game Awards Luncheon in Atlanta.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Orchestra awards scholarships

Hank Miles and Casie Wilson are the recipients of the Effingham Community Orchestra's fourth annual academic scholarships.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn Georgia Tech degrees

ATLANTA - The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students during its 247th commencement exercises.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Initiative expected to make college more affordable

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.

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham high school students surpass state marks

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.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Helmly to get early start

Beth Helmly is another step closer to serving on the Effingham County Board of Education.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


EWIB scholarship recipients have big plans for future

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.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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