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SEMS student prepares for equestrian competition

Lauren Thompson, an eighth grade student at South Effingham Middle School, is once again on her way to represent her school and Evermore Farm in the Interscholastic Hunt Seat Equestrian Competition.

April 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Miss ECMS crowned

The 2009 Miss Effingham County Middle School and her court include left to right, fourth runner up Mallory Long, second runner up Hannah Rahn, Miss ECMS Mallory Ansel, first runner up Callie Martin and third runner up Caitlyn Fears. Also recognized were best formal wear – Callie Martin, best casual wear – Mallory Long, Miss Spirit of ECMS – Bridget Centers, Miss Photogenic – Logan Hinely and highest GPA – Callie Martin.

April 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Brownies donate to Safe Haven

Brownie Troop 30358 of Rincon helped Safe Haven Women's Shelter in Statesboro. The troop used profits from the cookie sale to purchase items for the shelter. The girls took a shopping trip to the Dollar Tree in Rincon to buy hygiene items, kitchen items and craft supplies to donate to the shelter. They also held a clothing drive and collected bedding. The girls attend Blandford, Ebenezer and Sand Hill elementary schools.

April 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Local students selected for Governor’s Honors Program

Five students from Effingham County have been selected as state finalists and will participate in the 2009 Georgia Governor's Honors Program this summer at Valdosta State University.

April 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


SEES media center open house Friday

South Effingham Elementary School Media Specialist Peggy Helmly and the SEES media program was recognized last spring by the Georgia Department of Education as a 2008 Exceptional Library Media Program.

April 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Applications being taken for Coastal Key-nection program

Area youth are able to apply for summer as part of the City of Savannah Coastal Workforce Investment Board's new youth employment program, Coastal Key-nection: Raising the Bar for Job Readiness.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Local dance students compete in Atlanta

Elite Company Dancers from BDC-Britt's Dance Company attended Hollywood Vibe, a regional competition in Atlanta.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Stangs stand strong at state

On March 27-28, over 3,000 Georgia Future Business Leaders of America made their way to Atlanta for the annual State Leadership Conference.

April 20, 2009 | Meredith Lamb Special to the Effingham Herald | Education


Eight qualify for Duke University program

As a result of their outstanding SAT test scores, eight Effingham County seventh graders will have the opportunity to participate in future enrichment programs at Duke University as part of the Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP).

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Department of Labor offers 2009 summer internship program

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond announced that the Georgia Department of Labor's 2009 Summer Internship Program will offer internships for up to 80 students. The internship program is designed to provide students at universities, colleges and technical colleges with practical work experience, an opportunity to earn school credit, and a chance to make up to $1,400 this summer.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Crowning achievement

Emily Woods was crowned Miss Effingham County High School on Saturday night. She also won the casual wear, evening wear and interview awards.

April 13, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Middle and high school honor rolls, third nine weeks

Ebenezer Middle

April 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Local youth practice political activism at UGA

Five homeschooled students participated in The Leadership Institute's flagship training program the Youth Leadership School (YLS) March 27-28 on the UGA campus in Athens.

April 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Blandford Elementary readers earn $1,400 in books

Blandford Elementary students earned $1,400 in books through Usborne's Reading Incentive Challenge, Reach for the Stars.

April 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


CCA reduces tuition structure

Covenant Christian Academy, a classical, Christian school in Springfield, has announced its new initiative to make Christian education more affordable to the average family in today's economic environment.

April 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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4-H hits the beach and more at Burton Center

Effingham County Junior 4-H'ers traveled a short distance this year to experience fun in the sun at their summer camp getaway. This year's camping spot was the 4-H Burton Center on Tybee Island.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn dean’s list honors at UGA

The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who achieved the dean's list for summer semester.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local ag teachers attend summer leadership event

Meredith Arrington, Hannah King and Roger Teeple, agricultural educators at Effingham County High School, and Trey Harris, agricultural educator at Effingham County Middle School, were among the 405 teachers from across the state who attended the annual Georgia Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association Summer Leadership Conference in July on Jekyll Island.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


YMCA taking applications for Christian Leadership Academy

The Christian Leadership Academy, a seven-month program beginning in September, is designed to take 12 rising high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public and private schools and train them in the skills of leadership done from a Christian perspective.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ASU to hold ‘Start Strong, Start Now’

Armstrong State University will waive the application fee at a one-day-only registration event where prospective students will be able to get admitted and register for fall classes all in one day. Walk-ins are welcome.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong honored for its support of veterans, active duty

Armstrong State University was recently named a Yellow Ribbon Program school in recognition of its support for veterans and active duty military students. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows approved institutions to partner with Veterans Affairs to help cover expenses that exceed the thresholds established under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Savannah Tech’s Vendeville named chef educator of the year

Jean Yves Vendeville, department chair and instructor at Savannah Technical College, received the American Culinary Federation 2014 Chef Educator of the Year Award and $5,000 during the ACF National Convention held in Kansas City, Mo.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


King receives Georgia Power scholarship

Jaret King, son of Georgia Power employee Dinah King at the company's Springfield office, is one of 21 students to receive a Georgia Power scholarship.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEES ready to start the year, with a new leader

South Effingham Elementary students will start school not only on a renovated campus, but also with a new principal.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECSO urges safety, caution with start of school year

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office urges motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians as county schools resume classes Wednesday.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Schools to hold council elections

All Effingham County Schools will hold elections this month for their 2014-15 school councils.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Digging into archaelogical field school

The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and professor Victor Thompson of the University of Georgia recently completed a joint five-week archaeological field school on Ossabaw Island.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to match $2,500 REACH scholarships

Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel recently announced the University will double-match funds for the needs-based, Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Scholarship program. During the program, REACH scholars receive a renewable annual tuition scholarship of $2,500 for use at a HOPE-eligible institution. Georgia Southern will increase the amount to $5,000.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to become tobacco-free campus Friday

Georgia Southern University will become 100 percent tobacco-free Friday, GSU President Brooks Keel announced.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Chamber collecting school supplies for students in need

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is conducting its annual "Pack-a-Pack" to help provide school supplies to local students.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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