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Starling, Thompson honored at 4-H State Congress

4-H State Congress brings 4-H'ers from all over the state of Georgia together for the opportunity to compete at the State level. After a first-place achievement at State Congress, they are considered a "Master" 4-H'er. Mastering in a project area or in a special event is the ultimate goal for 4-H'ers. Through project achievement, 4-H'ers gain public speaking, resume building and interview skills by presenting a portfolio of accomplishments and a demonstration based in their project area.

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Rahn earns scholarship at ABAC

TIFTON - Shane Rahn of Rincon has been awarded a scholarship from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2012-13 academic year.

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Education


ECMS eighth-grader honored at camp

Cade Zipperer, an eighth-grader at Effingham County Middle School, received multiple awards at the FFA Advanced Wildlife Camp, held July 15-22 in Covington.

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Schools look to bolster reading ability

Although Effingham County students routinely score above state and regional results on standardized tests, school district officials are always looking for improvement.

August 06, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H students honored at Junior-Senior banquet

The Effingham County 4-H held its annual Junior-Senior awards banquet at Effingham County High School.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Education


School council elections coming

All Effingham County schools will hold elections this month for their school councils for the 2012-13 school year.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Nance, Lorenz earn Gulfstream scholarships

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships to 16 children of employees at the company's sites in California, Georgia, Texas and Wisconsin. The students were recognized at a special event at Gulfstream's Savannah headquarters.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Back-to-school a good time to update plans

As students statewide prepare to go back to school, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency encourages parents to be prepared as well. Just last month, a survey commissioned by GEMA's Ready Georgia campaign revealed that only 40 percent of the polled parents were aware of the protocol for any emergency at their children's school.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Education


A quiet start to the 2012-13 school year

Five-year-old Kaitlin Gardner couldn't wait to start first grade.

August 02, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Uncovering treasures at New Ebenezer Retreat Center

The New Ebenezer Retreat Center held its annual week-long day camp, called Ebenezer Treasures, with activities and instruction throughout each day.

July 30, 2012 | Patrick Donahue | Education


Back on the ball

Only 8 years old and just two months removed from his third brain surgery, Peter Osella can no longer play the sports he used to love.

July 30, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECSO asks for caution on first day of school

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

July 30, 2012 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS strikes gold at FCCLA national leadership event

Effingham County High School FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) student Rajvi Dave scored an impressive Gold in Leadership at the National Leadership Conference.

July 26, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Effingham educators complete Ed.S. degrees

"Begin with the end in mind."

July 26, 2012 | Staff report | Education


AASU’s Commitment Fund set to help enrolled students

In response to the challenging economic times and increasingly stretched dollars available to college students, Armstrong Atlantic State University has established a new financial assistance fund for enrolled students, the Armstrong Commitment Fund. After tuition and supplies, many students find that their state and federal loans and grants do not cover the full cost and living expenses that are required to stay in college and focus on studies. The Armstrong Commitment Fund seeks to fill this gap between the financial aid students receive and what they can afford.

July 26, 2012 | Staff report | Education


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4-H puts its heart into Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day brought new meaning to the residents of the Effingham Hospital Care Center. Effingham County 4-H'ers participated in constructing Valentine cards, baking cookies and playing bingo with the center's residents.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Ebenezer Elementary brings Georgia history to life

Second-graders at Ebenezer Elementary School put on a "living museum" to celebrate Georgia Day and highlight famous Georgians.

February 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham lauded for workforce development effort

The Effingham County School System was one of six school districts in the state recognized by Gov. Nathan Deal and the Governor's Office of Workforce Development for having 100 percent of the system's high schools organized with a Go Build Georgia high school team.

February 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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