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.
ALBANY–Dana Shores of Rincon received an award for Outstanding Scholar at Darton College's recent Honors and Awards Convocation.
COCHRAN-Middle Georgia College Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Mary Ellen Wilson, has announced that two students from Effingham County were cited for scholastic achievement during MGC's spring 2011 semester.
TIGERVILLE, S.C.-North Greenville University has recognized Asaleverne Romell Wright from Rincon for his academic accomplishments by naming him to the Dean's List for the spring 2011 semester.
ATLANTA-The state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia and its Office of Adult Education (OAE) has voted to rescind a planned increase in the GED test fees for Georgia's adult learners. The TCSG will wait until at least early next year to reconsider the cost.
Effingham 4-H'ers attend leadership conference at Burton 4-H Center on Tybee with 4-H'ers from 39 counties.
The first cohort the Effingham County Board of Education's Aspiring Leaders completed the program this year and were recognized for their work.
It was standing room only at Rebel Field on a sunny, warm Saturday evening as nearly 410 young men and women became the newest alumni of Effingham County HIgh School. Each member of the class carried a balloon to their seat, and many wrote personal messages on their balloons to commemorate three classmates who were killed in separate auto accidents.
Family and friends were not deterred by the dark purple clouds rolling over The Corral on Friday evening. They packed the stands and crowded the fences around the field to watch 353 Mustangs receive their South Effingham High School diplomas. Luckily, only a few drops of rain were felt, and the clouds rolled on as SEHS chorus teacher Ray Ellis called each of the graduates to step across the stage.
Effingham County school lunch prices will increase five cents next year in compliance with a federally mandated provision for school systems nationwide.
State Leader of Georgia 4-H Arch Smith shared his wisdom with local 4-H'ers during the annual 4-H Award banquet. 4-H'ers were recognized for their efforts in a number of programs including leadership, Project Achievement, Consumer Judging, Project S.A.F.E (Shooting Sports Education Program)
Effingham County High School senior Emily Woods, the daughter of Jim and Lisa Woods of Springfield, has been honored by Georgia Public Broadcasting as a 2010-11 Academic All-Star Athlete. Woods was nominated by ECHS Principal Yancy Ford, who presented her with a plaque at class night. The school also received a plaque, which will be placed in the ECHS trophy case.
Aaron Gonzalez was awarded a Air National Guard scholarship to Georgia Military College for more than $42,000.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.-George Gray of Rincon was awarded a master of fine arts in acting from the School of Communication and the Arts at Regent University on May 7. Gray was one of approximately 1,153 graduates at Regent, one of the nation's leading Christian universities.
As the Effingham County High School class of 2011 finally sees the light at the end of this school year, its top three students reflected on the highs and lows of the year but are ready for the next chapter.
Today, South Effingham High School's class of 2011 will visit The Corral for the last time to walk across the stage toward their futures. And for this year's valedictorian, Rajal Patel, moving on is "bittersweet."