Bands from South Effingham Middle School and South Effingham High School participated in their first concert of the year at SEHS on Tuesday. SEMS seventh and eighth grade bands directed by Caitlin Teter and Matthew Leff performed selections including "African Folk Trilogy" and "Variation Overture." SEHS concert band, symphonic band and wind ensemble directed by Sean McBride and Lisa Reams performed selections including "American Folk Fantasy," "Fate of the Gods" and "Celebrations."
Johnny Appleseed (aka Mr. Blackstock) came to Mrs. Atkins' first grade class at Rincon Elementary on Sept. 26. The children wished him a very happy birthday. He related the story of his travels and why he wore a pot on his head.
Five students at South Effingham High School have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program Exams.
Georgia Southern University student Brittany Barnes of Guyton was selected as a resident assistant for the 2007-2008 academic year. Barnes is the daughter of Mark and Nita Barnes and is an RA in the Eagle Village residence hall.
East Georgia, Savannah Technical College, Georgia Southern College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Armstrong Atlantic State University and Ogeechee Technical College representatives were all on hand on Sept. 27 to give ECHS students first hand information about college applications and admissions. Several branches of the military also were present to discuss college options and planning for military careers.
Springfield Elementary School supports the American Diabetes Association with a kickoff assembly on Sept. 20. Faculty, staff and students learned the answer to the question, "What is diabetes?" Information was given about the upcoming events at the school leading up to their school walk to be held on Oct. 19.
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.