Fourteen members of the South Effingham High School Future Business Leaders of America competed at the Georgia FBLA Region 3 Leadership Conference in Jesup on Jan. 21.
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.-Gardner-Webb University announced that Jennifer M. Gomez of Rincon made the Dean's List during fall semester.
Effingham County schools have raised $25,801 for Haiti relief efforts. The donations were totaled at a principal's meeting at the Board of Education headquarters last Friday. The almost $26,000 collected far exceeded the original goal of one dollar per student and teacher, which would have been less than half of the total. "This town never ceases to surprise me," said school system communication specialist Pam Cox. "Even when the economy is down, giving is high." ...
Who needs bells and whistles when you've got Promethean boards, acoustic guitars and a shiny new gym/auditorium?
The United Daughters of the Confederacy is the oldest patriotic organization in the county and the Springfield chapter will soon celebrate its chapter being 50 years old, having been organized in 1960. They held a quilt raffle and the proceeds will help fund the many projects of the local chapter.
Pre-kindergarten applications for the 2010-11 school year will be available on Feb. 1. You may pick up an application from any of the schools, the Effingham County Board of Education Office (and on the Board's Web site: effinghamschools.com), the Effingham County Health Department or from the Department of Family and Children Services in Springfield.
Employees of Georgia Power Steven Snooks, Mike Gresham and David Elliott brought the Power Town Village, a miniature scale town that has real electric lines that they energize, to the ECHS pre-kindergarten class to do a safety presentation that teaches students to stay away from power lines. The presentation showed students what could happen if they come in contact with a power line.
The 12 members of the Effingham YMCA's Christian Leadership Academy took part in Effingham Day at the Capitol and a had a resolution in their honor read on the floor of the state House of Representatives.
Students at South Effingham High School raised $4,021 for Haiti relief efforts last week, more than any other school in the county.
The Effingham County Board of Education unanimously agreed at its meeting Thursday night to cut five days from the 2009-10 calendar, with the school year now ending on May 14 instead of May 21
ALBANY- Dana L Shores of Rincon made the Merit List at Darton College in Albany for the fall 2009 semester. To qualify for the Merit List, a student must be part time and have earned a 3.4 or higher grade point average.
Elisabeth Shabi of Rincon was among the 349 students named to the Reinhardt College Dean's List for fall semester 2009.
News reports from Haiti indicate that the need for shelter is one of the most critical items in the current rescue and relief efforts following the devastating earthquake that is estimated to have claimed over 50,000 lives.
Xiao Pan of Guyton was named to the fall 2009 dean's list at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
MOUNT VERNON–Adrian Cassandra Brasher from Guyton qualified for the Dean's List at Brewton-Parker College of Mount Vernon, for the fall 2009 semester, announced Dr. Ron Melton, provost.
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.
The 2011 Summer Reading Program is under way at both Effingham branches of Live Oak Public Libraries through Aug. 19. This year's theme is "One World, Many Stories." The annual program is for ages 0 to 18 and helps maintain or increase reading levels over the long school break.
Accompanied by six members of the certified volunteer coaching staff, 19 qualifying Junior and Senior competitors advanced to compete at the State Target Challenge match held in May.
Assistant Superintendent Gregg Arnsdorff finished a promising moments presentation earlier at the Effingham County Board of Education's meeting Wednesday on the most recent official and unofficial test scores, most of which saw impressive gains this year.
Time is running out to sign up for this year's summer arts camp hosted by the Effingham Council for the Arts.