Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Jamie Kreyenbuhl and Effingham County High School counselor Hank Heller thanked Eric Knox and Tyson Neurath for their participation in the Rotary Speech Contest.
Ten FBLA students arrived in Atlanta on March 18 and enjoyed a weekend full of competitive events, motivational workshops and networking with students from all around Georgia who share common interests in the business field.
COVINGTON-Members of the Effingham County FFA Chapter recently attended the Georgia FFA Success Conference held March 4-5 at the FFA-FCCLA Center.
SkillsUSA contestants from South Effingham and Effingham County high schools had a successful weekend at the State Skills and Leadership Conference in Atlanta, March 18-19.
Fourth grader Brandon Jones said he didn't mind giving the $600 in coins he'd saved to the Marlow Elementary Relay For Life coin drive.
COVINGTON-Members of the Effingham County FFA chapter attended the Georgia FFA Association's Greenhand Jamboree on March 4-5 at the Georgia FFA/FCCLA Center.
Emily A. Mier of Springfield will be honored as a Superior Honor student during Honors Day ceremonies at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
Georgia Southern University's graduate programs in business and nursing have been recognized among the nation's best in U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Best Graduate Schools rankings that were released today. The 2012 Best Graduate Schools includes essential, detailed statistical information on more than 1,200 programs nationwide.
"Read More Books, Eat More Chicken, Save More Lives" was the theme as Guyton Elementary partnered with Chick-Fil-A to provide a fun time for families while raising money for a great cause.
The Effingham County High School teacher of the month for February is Michelle Drayton. Drayton teaches Honors Economics, U.S. History and Sociology. She sponsors the Future Georgia Educators Club as well as Grad Bash. Students nominated Drayton because they feel she treats her students with respect, fairness, and kindness. In addition, students highlighted Drayton's constant positive attitude and her ability to make learning fun.
The faculty and staff at Rincon Elementary School are pleased to announce their March "Parents of the Month." They are Shae and Jay Wilcox, parents of Justin Wilcox, who is a third grade student in Brenda Brown's class at RES. They are also the parents of Kayla, who is a student at Effingham County High School.
In its fifth year, the South Effingham High School Fashion Show was a different beast than in its previous installments, with 19 design teams and 35 garments raising the bar for local high fashion once again.
Even before they announced her as grand champion of this year's Invention Convention, South Effingham Elementary School fourth-grader Samantha Mattox couldn't contain her smile.
Seventeen students were inducted as charter members of Rincon Elementary's first Junior Beta Club on March 7.
Christina Smith, a sixth grader at Effingham County Middle School, placed third in the WTOC St. Patrick's Day Coloring Contest, competing against over fifth and sixth graders from seven counties.
Effingham County 4-H'ers attended State Congress in Atlanta from July 19-22 and returned home with high honors. The 4-H State Congress brings students from all over Georgia together to compete in project achievement areas at the state level.
Final numbers aren't quite tallied, but the Effingham County Board of Education should close the 2011 financial year considerably stronger than FY 2010.
Georgia Southern University has been named one of America's Best Colleges by Forbes magazine, whose ranking includes the top 20 percent of colleges and universities based on the "student's point of view." The honor is the latest for the growing university that expects to welcome a record 20,000 students to its campus when fall semester classes begin Aug. 22.
Scouts and leaders from Troop 665 in Rincon along with Dan Frailey and James McElveen from First Baptist Church Rincon are pictured on the wheelchair ramp they built at First Baptist Church Youth Center.
Although Effingham County schools' 2011 test scores earned overall gains and high rankings compared to the state, Adequate Yearly Progress projections show no schools in the system meeting AYP by 2013.
Effingham schools started the 2011-12 year Thursday, and in celebration Effingham Women in Business donated 24 book bags to school social workers to distribute to the system's homeless students. Teach Right sold WIB the book bags at wholesale price.
The Edward Jones offices in Port Wentworth and Rincon partnered together to collect school supplies for the Treutlen House located in Effingham County.
The General Assembly requires that all public school systems in Georgia have school councils in place for the purposes of bringing communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult education problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process. All Effingham County Schools will hold elections for the upcoming year. Elections will be held to fill expiring terms, new terms and ...
Mark Tanner from Rincon participated in a six-week Science and Technology Expansion Program (STEP) this summer at Armstrong Atlantic State University. As an entering freshman to Armstrong, Tanner conducted research on nanoparticle catalysis of environmental pollutants. He lived on campus free of charge and received a weekly stipend of $300.
Gov. Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia is one of 10 states to be awarded $1 million by Complete College America to fuel policy innovations and reforms aimed at significantly increasing college completion. In conjunction with this grant, Deal also introduced his Complete College Georgia Initiative.
In the wake of increasing No Child Left Behind demands, initial reports indicate that the Effingham County school system did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress goals for 2011.
When classes begin this August, students at the Effingham Campus of Savannah Technical College will find many new opportunities available to them including:
Georgia Southern University student Jeffrey Hupman was awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), a nonprofit corporation. The Tampa, Fla., native has achieved a 3.93 GPA, and is the first student from the University to be awarded the competitive national scholarship.
The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, today announced the 2011 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. Among the winners are Michaela Lariscy, a student from South Effingham High School and Hillary Usher, a student from Effingham County High School.
Five officers of the Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Effingham County High School "dive in" for a new year by attending the summer leadership and officer training summit at Swainsboro High School on July 18. Hannah Boyd, president; Michaela Williford, vice president; Vanessa Williams, secretary; Kelsey Fulford, treasurer; and Josie Alford, historian attended the summit to prepare themselves for their roles as officers this year.