Superintendent Randy Shearouse is optimistic the Effingham County School System will collect a higher amount of local tax revenue this year than last year.
SAVANNAH - Jason White, one of the founders of Okefenokee Solar, Inc., in Blackshear, attended Savannah Technical College's Photovoltaic Systems class twice a week last summer. Then, he earned certification by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), a national certification organization for professional installers in the field of renewable energy. With his Photovoltaic training and NABCEP certification, White has installed 14 solar pump stations, one 8.25 kilowatt (KW) commercial installation and one 10KW residential system, since his company was established in 2012.
Hannah Boyd took the crown in the Miss Effingham County High School pageant on April 6.
Elizabeth Kicklighter was crowned Miss South Effingham Middle School in the annual SEMS pageant. Kicklighter also was named Miss Photogenic.
Rachel Miles, a junior at Presbyterian College, was recently honored with the MLK Drum Major for Service Presidential Volunteer Service award. The award recognizes citizens who have acheived a certain number of hours of service over the past year.
Students in the Effingham College and Career Academy's logistics program are giving nearly 30,000 books to schoolchildren.
Rincon Elementary School recently inducted new members into its Junior Beta Club chapter in a ceremony attended by family and friends.
The Effingham County School System is conducting a parent survey in preparation for its five-year district accreditation visit in 2015.
Following are the honor rolls for Effingham County's high schools for the third nine-week grading period:
Following are the honor rolls for Effingham County's three middle schools for the third nine-week grading period:
SAVANNAH - Fifty-seven Savannah Technical College students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society in a ceremony STC's Eckburg Auditorium. To qualify for Phi Theta Kappa membership, students must have completed a minimum of 12 degree-level semester credit hours and have a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.
Following are the honor rolls for Effingham County's eight elementary schools for the third nine-week grading period:
The Effingham County School System is now taking appointments for kindergarten registration for the 2013-14 school year. Appointments will be scheduled for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through May 9 at the school district's Central Registration Center.
Fifty-two second-graders at South Effingham Elementary School participated in the United Daughters of the Confederacy's annual Georgia Day program. Maria Bashlor, president of the Effingham County Hussars chapter 2285, led a brief history and slide presentation.
Outstanding artwork created by Effingham County public school students during the 2012-13 school year has been on display this week.
Effingham County Cloverleaf 4-H'ers recently camped at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, the largest 4-H center in the world, in Eatonton.
The Effingham County Health Department will be open July 22 and 29 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. for parents to bring their children in for back-to-school immunizations. The health department is located at 802 Highway 119 South in Springfield.
Honor rolls for the fourth nine-week grading period for Effingham County's two high schools:
Honor rolls for the fourth nine-week grading period for Effingham County's three middle schools:
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