Effingham County High School's Cal Baker and Aby Youmans and South Effingham High School's Hannah Anderson have been recognized for their academic and athletic accomplishments, as their schools' 2012 winners of the Wendy's High School Heisman Award.
High school students in Effingham County are passing the Georgia High School Writing Test at a comparable rate to others statewide, but school officials are looking at ways to make the numbers better.
Art and creativity are a large part of the 4-H program, with its many competitive events and crafty presentations. Students learn the importance of possessing some level of creativity, if they are going to place in competitions. The Effingham County Extension Office is proud to host the new 4-H Art Club, conducted by program assistant Jessica Dasher.
The Effingham County Extension office has a delightful aroma permeating from its office in Springfield. The recent success of the Holiday Classic and other such 4-H-sponsored food events has created a "hunger" within its young membership.
TIFTON - Students who achieved academic excellence in their course work during the fall term were recently recognized at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
The South Effingham High School media center was transformed into an art gallery for a week to teach students about the cultures of Spanish- and French-speaking countries.
As the current fiscal year nears its halfway point, the Effingham County Board of Education is laying the groundwork for its next budget year.
4-H's Busy Bee Club was created and designed to teach children the skill of beekeeping and the importance of pollination. Faith Jaudon, a University of Georgia-certified beekeeper will be instructing students year round on the lost art of beekeeping.
The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who were named Presidential Scholars or achieved the dean's list for fall semester.
Dixie Thrasher, a seventh-grader at Effingham County Middle School, encouraged her fellow students to donate toys to children who would otherwise have little or nothing from Santa this year due to their parents being financially unable to provide them with such joys at Christmas.
Georgia Southern University's Dean of Students Office has received a nearly $10,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety to educate students and combat alcohol abuse, underage drinking and impaired driving through "Safe Rides Save Lives."
For raking in the dough, students at Blandford Elementary School were treated to a high-flying show.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College's Welding Department was recently designated a Level 1 and Level 2 SENSE school by the American Welding Society (AWS). SENSE or Schools Excelling through National Skill Standards Education establishes standards and guidelines for welder training.
ATLANTA - The Effingham County Young Farmer Association is one of only six programs nationwide that received the National Association of Agricultural Educators Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Agricultural Education Program Award on Nov. 28 at the NAAE annual convention in Atlanta.
Local 4-H'ers teamed up with the Salvation Army at Walmart to assist them in their Red Kettle Campaign.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,162 students for excellence in academics on the 2014 spring semester president's list.
Wilson graduates from CSU
Honor rolls for the fourth nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:
SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University recently announced dean's list honors for the spring 2014 semester. Armstrong's dean's list students earned a grade point average of 3.6 of higher for the semester.
WALESKA - Two students from Effingham County were among the 367 named to Reinhardt University's dean's list for spring semester 2014.