The Effingham County Even Start Reading Is Fundamental program will be celebrating its first book distribution on Dec. 10, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Central Learning Center, 434 Wallace Dr. in Springfield. The book distribution event is made possible through RIF, the nation's oldest and largest children's and family literacy organization, and a grant awarded to the Effingham County Even Start program.
Sand Hill Elementary honored all veterans including parents, family, friends and staff members, with a special recognition for service men and women from its community partner, the 165th Airlift Wing Maintenance Air Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard during its Veterans Day observance on Nov. 9.
Effingham County High School Air Force JROTC had their three-year inspection on Nov. 28 by their area administrator, Col. John Vick, and received an exceeds standards rating, the highest rating possible.
Danielle Pfleger of Guyton and Meaghan T. Walters of Rincon are new junior members of the American Angus Association, reports John Crouch, executive vice president of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.
The obesity rate in the U.S. is very high. In an attempt to encourage students to make changes at home, Rincon Elementary will start a new program called Promoting Healthy Habits. The goal of this program is to promote activity and healthy eating along with understanding how important these lifestyle changes can be.
Cadet Col. Amie Perkins, commander of the Effingham County High School Air Force JROTC, was named the Savannah Chapter Air Force Association (AFA) Cadet of the Year, and was honored at a banquet Nov. 27 at the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum.
The South Effingham Middle School Y-Club held its annual canned food drive Nov. 12-16. Daily prizes were given to the homeroom that brought in the most of the "designated item of the day." Winning three of the five days was Mrs. Bonorato's sixth grade homeroom and Mr. Richard's seventh grade homeroom won the other two days.