The following area students have been named to the spring 2009 dean's list at Valdosta State University in Valdosta.
A Class Act Dance Center's Christy Simmons of Clyo won the title and was crowned Miss Junior Dance America at the Kids Artistic Revue Grand National Finals in Myrtle Beach, S.C., from June 15-19.
The faculty and administration of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College recognize outstanding scholastic achievement by placing Thomas H. Curtis on the dean's list for the spring semester of 2009. Curtis is a 2008 graduate of Effingham County High School and the son of Denise and Charlie Curtis.
TIFTON - Sarah Donnell from Guyton has been awarded a scholarship from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2009-10 academic year.
Richard Morgan of Rincon has accepted membership into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Kyler Miller Exley graduated with honors from Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro on May 14 with dual degrees.
State Sen. Jack Hill of Reidsville was the commencement speaker at graduation ceremonies for Class 32 of the Fort Stewart-based National Guard Youth Challenge Academy on June 20 at the Macon City Auditorium.
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Cadet James Thomas Morgan, son of Lt. Col. (ret.) and Mrs. Warren P. Morgan Jr. of Rincon, graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. on May 23.
Students planning to attend an Effingham County school for the 2009-10 year who were not actively enrolled at a district school at the end of the 2008-2009 year must register through the district's central registration center.
SAVANNAH - The Savannah Technical College Foundation has received $5,000 from The Grainger Foundation, based upon a recommendation from Joe Haddad, manager of Grainger's Savannah facility.
The Effingham County Board of Education unanimously approved a policy regulating school choice within the district to comply with a bill that was passed by the General Assembly earlier this year.
Effingham County High School has been awarded a $1,500 grant that will help pay for the training to add advanced placement classes at the school.
SUWANEE - Georgia builders and contractors will soon have an even better source of potential employees now that South Effingham High School's construction technology program, led by instructor Kevin Strickland, has been granted industry accreditation.
Taylor Love, an eighth grader at South Effingham Middle School, was recognized as the k-8, third place statewide winner for the University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute's "2009 Safety Belt Public Service Announcement Contest."
The high school transition class at Effingham County High School hosted senior import specialist Scott Huntley to speak with the students. Huntley works with Customs and Border Protection at the Customs House on Bay Street in Savannah.
Sgt. Ramsey Mannon of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office visited Effingham County High School to speak with the high school transition classes.
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) reminds students interested in receiving a congressional nomination to one of the U.S. military academies that they must submit their completed applications to his office no later than Oct. 1.