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.
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.
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.
Although Effingham County students routinely score above state and regional results on standardized tests, school district officials are always looking for improvement.
The Effingham County 4-H held its annual Junior-Senior awards banquet at Effingham County High School.
All Effingham County schools will hold elections this month for their school councils for the 2012-13 school year.
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.
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.
Five-year-old Kaitlin Gardner couldn't wait to start first grade.
The New Ebenezer Retreat Center held its annual week-long day camp, called Ebenezer Treasures, with activities and instruction throughout each day.
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.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office urges motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians as county schools resume classes Wednesday.
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.
"Begin with the end in mind."
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.
The high school transition class at Effingham County High School hosted senior import specialist Scott Huntley to speak with the students. Huntley works with Customs and Border Protection at the Customs House on Bay Street in Savannah.
Sgt. Ramsey Mannon of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office visited Effingham County High School to speak with the high school transition classes.
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) reminds students interested in receiving a congressional nomination to one of the U.S. military academies that they must submit their completed applications to his office no later than Oct. 1.
U.S. Rep. John Barrow was asked for his thoughts Friday on the military strategy the United States should take toward ISIS, how to reduce the national deficit, and whether same-sex marriage should be legal.
STATESBORO - Research leaders from Georgia Southern University and the Phinizy Center for Water Sciences revealed the outlines this week for two-and-a-half years of basic research to support an environmental early warning system for the Ogeechee River.
Georgia Southern University made history last Wednesday when the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia granted the university with the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and Southeast U.S.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University celebrated a newly-renovated Sanford Hall with a ribbon cutting recently. The $8.65 million Communication Arts building, formerly an apartment-style dormitory, will be home to more than 900 students majoring in communication studies, multimedia film and production, multimedia journalism, public relations and theatre.