Students at South Effingham High School have joined SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), a peer leadership organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving, and teen violence and suicide.
Parker's convenience stores recently gave a $3,000 Fueling the Community check to the Effingham County School System. The donation, presented at Guyton Elementary School, is part of a larger charitable contribution to area schools in Georgia and South Carolina.
Rincon Elementary School is among a select group of Georgia elementary schools studied as part of a new Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education report that identifies best practices that have resulted in significant academic gains.
Mark Blankenship Jr. of Rincon was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Blankenship was initiated at Georgia Southern University.
From liquid nitrogen used to make dipping dots to flying simulated aircraft to shaking to make butter to baby alligators to the potato gun, the annual Effingham County Middle School math and science night had plenty from which to choose and learn.