Students from the Effingham College and Career Academy competed March 21-23 at the Georgia SkillsUSA Skills and Leadership Conference in Atlanta. This year the Effingham College and Career Academy was awarded the "largest increase in membership" of 1,500 percent.
Members of the Effingham County High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently participated in a weekend leadership conference March 14-16 at the Classic Center in Athens. Attendees, in addition to a weekend of competitions, participated in a Career and Trade Expo, University of Georgia tours, educational demonstrations, and sessions that motivated and informed members and their advisers with the theme "Saving the World … One Leader at a Time."
South Effingham Middle School students Caitlyn Lariscy, Brian Nichols and Sarah Yonce attended the Georgia United Nations Assembly, a model United Nations program sponsored by the State YMCA of Georgia. Y-Club members and other middle and high school students from public and private schools across the state are eligible to participate.
Rising ninth-graders learned about the Effingham County School System's work-based learning program as well as career opportunities at Gulfstream Aerospace at the recent Aviation Career Day hosted by Gulfstream.
Effingham County High School senior Hannah Boyd received the Georgia Horatio Alger Association Scholarship. Boyd was the only senior from Effingham County to be awarded the scholarship, which is worth $5,000.
Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration has been honored by Military Times as one of the best business schools for veterans in the United States. In the first-ever survey, COBA received the "Best for Vets: Business Schools" seal.
February was Career, Technical and Agricultural Education month across the state. At Effingham County High School there were many reasons to celebrate accomplishments over the past month. In addition to the boys and girls basketball teams advancing in the state playoffs, the Career Technical and Agricultural Education department is not short of its own achievements.
Mark Blankenship Jr. of Rincon was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Blankenship was initiated at Georgia Southern University.
From liquid nitrogen used to make dipping dots to flying simulated aircraft to shaking to make butter to baby alligators to the potato gun, the annual Effingham County Middle School math and science night had plenty from which to choose and learn.