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Elementary school honor rolls

Effingham County elementary school honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period:

January 31, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Ellen Hunter captures district spelling bee

Can you correctly spell "hinterland" and "manicure"?

January 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


ECHS drumline plays in headline concert

The Effingham County High School Rebel Regiment drumline was one of 17 groups across the state invited to perform the headline concert at the Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference this past weekend in Savannah.

January 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


GSU to host three spring Family Weekends

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.

January 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


School board renews ECCA's charter

The Effingham County Board of Education is continuing its commitment to having a public, school district-funded charter school in the county.

January 24, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Anna Freeman wins Infinity Ring grand prize

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.

January 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


19 nominated for GHP

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.

January 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Three named to dean's list at Middle Georgia

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.

January 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham students earn UGA diplomas

Five Effingham County residents finished their degree requirements during the fall 2012 semester at the University of Georgia.

January 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS student to be witness to history

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.

January 17, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECHS FFA team wins area event

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.

January 17, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Pre-K application process to begin soon

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.

January 17, 2013 | Staff report | Education


AASU to hold health careers summer camp

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.

January 17, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Rincon Elementary receives gift

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.

January 14, 2013 | Staff report | Education


GSU again named ‘military-friendly school’

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.

January 14, 2013 | Staff report | Education


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Ending on a high note

Eleven 2015 South Effingham High School graduates will study music and play in collegiate bands at their respective schools.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Seven local students graduate from the University of Georgia

University of Georgia students from Effingham County completed requirements for their degrees at the end of spring semester. Each student participated in the May 8 commencement exercise.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Education


UGA announces spring dean’s list

The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who were achieved the dean's list for spring semester.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Yardley awarded Azalea scholarship at Valdosta State

VALDOSTA-Preston Yardley of Rincon has accepted an Azalea scholarship valued at $2,000 per year to attend Valdosta State University during the 2015-16 academic year. This award is renewable.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Blandford welcomes the world

Blandford Elementary School held its annual International Arts Festival, with children donning the dress and performing dances by their grade levels.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


It's career day at Ebenezer Elementary

Ebenezer Elementary School held its career day last Friday, and students in all grades got a chance to take a look at a number of different professions

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Top of ECHS class ready to tackle college

The top graduates from the Effingham County High School class of 2015 can't wait for college to start. In fact, at least has a head start.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Top SEHS grads find hard work equals top grades

Being designated the top graduates of the South Effingham High School class of 2015 was a welcome status for Jake Elliott and Cody Morgan.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Two local students earn Berry honors

The following students have been named to Berry College's spring 2015 dean's list, according to Provost Kathy Richardson. The dean's list honors students who posted an academic average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale while carrying a class load of at least 12 hours during the semester.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Wright earns degree from Francis Marion

Kyla Nicole Wright of Rincon received a bachelor of science in biology from Francis Marion University.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Miles graduates from Presbyterian

Rachel Elizabeth Miles of Rincon graduated from Presbyterian College during the school's 135th commencement exercises May 9.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong to hold open house for all ASU alumni

The Armstrong Alumni Center will host an open house party for all former Armstrong students on June 5 from 5:30-7 p.m. in Burnett Hall. The Alumni Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. in Jenkins Theater on the same evening.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


System recognizes special education teacher of the year

Kelly Tankersley of Sand Hill Elementary School was named the Effingham County special education teacher of the year.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Parker's fuels Effingham schools

The Parker Companies donated $5,000 to Effingham County schools, with the proceeds coming from their Fueling the Community program.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Burks recognized as first honor graduate at UGA

Mallory Burks from Springfield was one of 15 first honor graduates recognized during the University of Georgia's spring commencement ceremonies, held May 8.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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