The scent of hairspray and the clacking of high heels filled the air beside the stage entrance in the new Effingham County Middle School gym/auditorium as contestants in the 2010 Miss ECMS Pageant lined up Saturday evening to find out who would make the top 10.
At the Rotary Club High School Speech Competition Saturday in Statesboro, Effingham County swept the Coastal Zone level with all three finalists slots taken by Effingham students.
Characters from the Dr. Seuss books were everywhere at The Learning Treehouse preschool on Goshen Road. The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Thing One and Thing Two were on every door and every inch of wall space in the center. After all, it was Dr. Seuss' birthday.
The Effingham County Middle School Model United Nations team earned the distinguished delegation award at the Coastal Georgia Model UN competition March 2 in Savannah.
When the members of the Springfield Elementary School junior Beta Club sponsored a coin collection to benefit the earthquake victims in Haiti, they knew it was a good thing to do, but they probably didn't really know how their money would be spent.
Rincon Elementary School received an award from the Food Outreach Coop of Effingham for raising the most food items of all the schools in Effingham County during a food drive last fall.
Six students from Ebenezer Middle School recently auditioned for and were selected for the GMEA (Georgia Music Educators Association) All-state Chorus.
ECHS student Brittany McCrae won the silver medal in the Interview category and Karlie Persutti placed in the top 12 five times for the seven events in which she participated at the Georgia Academic Decathlon 2010 state competition.
Approximately 17 young ladies are competing for the title of Miss ECMS 2010. On March 13 at 7 p.m., Effingham County Middle School will host the Miss ECMS Pageant, "Under the Sea." All the contestants will be judged in the categories of casual wear and formal wear. The top 10 will then be chosen and those finalists will be judged on their response to an impromptu interview question. The following girls will be competing for ...
Students in the Effingham County School System will have a chance to learn a bit more about agriculture in the state as a result of a gift from the Effingham County Farm Bureau in the form of a DVD and poster for each school.
When state legislators asked the 35 public universities to prepare for more than an additional $300 million in cuts, they were not expecting those cuts to be inimical to some of their constituents' most beloved programs, such as 4-H.
Cudray J. Wimberly of Springfield was among 214 cadets graduating from the Georgia National Guard's Youth Challenge Academy at Fort Gordon on Saturday at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta.
The Effingham County High School game cheerleaders held their awards banquet at New Ebenezer Retreat Center. The ECHS game cheerleaders are coached by Breanna Pierce.
The Effingham County High School FFA celebrated National FFA Week Feb 28-March 5. "Lead Out Loud" was the theme this year as members pledged to show off what makes them premier leaders in their schools and communities. More than half a million members around the nation participated in National FFA Week activities at the local and state levels. The focus of National FFA Week was to tell the community and the country about the ...
A worst-case scenario could reduce state funding to Georgia Southern University by 30 percent, which GSU president Dr. Brooks Keel said "will have a major impact on Georgia Southern and would require significant operational changes at our university."
Superintendent Randy Shearouse and the Effingham County School Board fielded concerns and questions from taxpayers over the anticipated revenue hole in the fiscal year 2012 budget as final tax digest projections remain uncertain.
With recent changes to the HOPE Scholarship Program that go into effect this fall, the East Georgia College Foundation has made funds available to incoming freshmen for the 2011-12 award year. This funding will be used to help defray costs as a supplemental scholarship for HOPE Scholars graduating from high school on or after Dec. 1, 2010. Funds will be awarded on a first come, first served basis to qualified applicants at $125 for fall ...
Even during tough economic conditions Georgia's public university system remains a powerful economic engine for the state as chronicled in a newly released report. The Selig Center for Economic Growth in the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business found that the University System of Georgia had a $12.6 billion economic impact on the state's economy during Fiscal Year 2010.
HeritageBank of the South announces Andrew Lewis Faircloth as winner of the East Region HBOS College Scholarship.
The approval by the Board of Regents to change the institutional missions of two of the University System of Georgia's (USG) current two-year colleges - South Georgia College in Douglas and East Georgia College in Swainsboro - to that of a "state college" will allow them to offer limited bachelor's degree programs.
Georgia Southern University's growing national reputation received an eco-boost from The Princeton Review with the recent release of "The Princeton Review's Guide to 311 Green Colleges." Georgia Southern joins a select list of colleges and universities that have been recognized in the 2011 annual ranking.
Ebenezer Middle School recently handed out postseason honors.
U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) has congratulated four students from the 12th District for having been appointed to the nation's military academies for the class of 2015, including Courtney Anne Beck of Guyton. Each student received a nomination from Barrow.
The Effingham County Retired Educators held their annual banquet recently at New Ebenezer Retreat Center. New officers were installed. They are Patsy Zeigler, vice president; Barbara Strickland, president; Faye Zeigler, secretary; and Carolyn Kessler, treasurer.
The South Effingham Middle School FFA chapter held its annual banquet May 21. During the banquet students who participated in career development events, exhibited livestock and those who earned their Discovery Degree were recognized and presented certificates during the ceremony.
Young Harris College President Cathy Cox is pleased to announce that Victoria Diane Hilton has been named to the Young Harris College dean's list for the Spring 2011 semester. Students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or better are eligible to be named to the dean's list.
Business, education and community leaders throughout the county joined forces at Effingham Career Academy Tuesday morning to discuss how to prepare Effingham students for the 21st Century workforce.
As a whole, the Effingham County School System saw gains as scores came in for the Grade 5 Writing Assessment and the Georgia High School Graduation Test, as well as unofficial scores the Georgia Criterion Reference Competency Test.