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Exchange Club's ACE nominess

Every year, the Exchange Club of Effingham County accepts nominations for its annual ACE (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award. The award recognizes high school seniors who have made a dramatic change in their attitude and performance while in school. The students have overcome great physical, emotional or social obstacles.

May 28, 2012 | Staff report | Education


ECHS’ top trio ending careers on a high note

After being actively involved in Effingham County High School's music program for four years, including the last two as drum major for the marching band, Jacqueline Zantow is considering earning a degree in music in college.

May 24, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEHS’ top grads getting a head-start on future

For most high school seniors, graduation day is a farewell.

May 24, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Appointment to Annapolis

Effingham County High School senior

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Education


School board recognizes aspiring leaders

Eleven Effingham County Schools employees were recognized at last week's board of education meeting for completing the Aspiring Leaders Program.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Miller graduates from FSU

Ashia Kendra Dimiya Miller, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Miller, graduated with a liberal arts degree in music from Florida State University during a commencement ceremony on April 28.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Local students honored at Middle Georgia College

COCHRAN-Middle Georgia College Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Mary Lou Frank, has announced that four students from Effingham County have been cited for scholastic achievement during MGC's spring 2012 semester.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Zipperer graduates from Brewton-Parker College

MOUNT VERNON-Michelle DeLane Zipperer of Springfield graduated from Brewton-Parker College, Mount Vernon, following the May 2012 term, announced Dr. Chris Jones, interim provost.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Exchange Club announces Youth of the Year nominees

The Exchange Club of Effingham County has announced this year's nominees for its Youth of the Year Award. Every year the Exchange Club accepts nominations from the local high schools for the award, which is presented to a young person judged to be the most outstanding achiever in school activities, community service activities, academics and special achievements as set forth by the National Exchange Club's Youth of the Year Program criteria.

May 21, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Top award for ECHS JROTC

Unit GA-938, the Air Force Junior ROTC at Effingham County High School, has been selected by the Air Force to receive the 2011-12 Air Force Junior ROTC Distinguished Unit Award (DUA) with Merit. This award recognizes Air Force Junior ROTC units that have performed above and beyond normal expectations, and that have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community while meeting the Air Force Junior ROTC mission of producing better citizens for America.

May 21, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Power energy education initiatives a success

ATLANTA-More than 56,000 Georgia school children are learning about energy efficiency and the electric utility industry through a statewide Georgia Power education initiative aimed at third-, fifth- and eighth-graders.

May 21, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Millage rise won’t bring in extra revenue for schools

After keeping its millage rate constant at 15.333 for the past three years, the Effingham County Board of Education gave preliminary approval Thursday to raising the rate to 16.895 for the coming fiscal year.

May 21, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Blandford spans the globe with art

Each grade level studied and represented different countries and cultures as Blandford Elementary School celebrated its annual arts festival.

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Young artists are just ducky

The First Baptist Church of Rincon weekday ministry art class won big in the Georgia Junior Duck Stamp competition.

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Education


UDC chapter awards winners in essay contest

Each year the United Daughters of the Confederacy sponsors an historical essay contest. The essay contest is offered to all students in grades fifth through 12th. The topic of this year's essay was "Robert E. Lee and his leadership at Appomattox."

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Education


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4-H puts its heart into Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day brought new meaning to the residents of the Effingham Hospital Care Center. Effingham County 4-H'ers participated in constructing Valentine cards, baking cookies and playing bingo with the center's residents.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Ebenezer Elementary brings Georgia history to life

Second-graders at Ebenezer Elementary School put on a "living museum" to celebrate Georgia Day and highlight famous Georgians.

February 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham lauded for workforce development effort

The Effingham County School System was one of six school districts in the state recognized by Gov. Nathan Deal and the Governor's Office of Workforce Development for having 100 percent of the system's high schools organized with a Go Build Georgia high school team.

February 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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