Dr. Stephen E. Rafter, 32, graduated May 15 from Georgia State University in Atlanta with a doctor of philosophy degree in astrophysics.
Dr. Rafter's dissertation was "The Optical and Radio Properties of a Low Redshift Sample of Broad-Lined Active Galactic Nuclei." He was hooded by his advisor and chair, Dr. Daniel Michael Crenshaw. Dr. Rafter graduated in 2004 from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in physics.
Dr. Rafter is the son of local attorney Richard and Deborah Rafter of Clyo. Stephen has accepted a research fellowship position at The University of Haifa in Haifa, Israel ...
James Johnson, a senior from Jenkins High School in Savannah, was the winner of a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt for attending every day of school. Seniors from more than 30 schools in 20 counties were notified they were eligible to win a new car if they attended every day of school. The vehicle was awarded by local Savannah area Chevy dealers to Johnson at Johnny Harris Restaurant for achieving 98 percent or better attendance during the 2009-10 school year.
"The Chevy Drive for Perfection program seeks to reward and recognize students for achieving perfect attendance," said Tommy Arden, general manager of ...
The University of Georgia held its spring commencement exercises May 8, with Alton Brown, who writes, produces, directs and stars in "Good Eats," serving as speaker at the undergraduate ceremony. In addition to being the first Peabody Award-winning host for the Food Network, Brown has written several books, including "I'm Just Here for the Food," which won the 2003 James Beard Foundation Award for best cookbook in the reference category.
Students from Effingham Christian School recently spent the day as one of their favorite literary characters. As part of Spirit Week, the students dressed up as a literary character they had read about during the year.
STATESBORO - More than 20,000 people packed into Georgia Southern University's Paulson Stadium on May 8 to honor a record number of graduates at spring commencement. Approximately 2,400 graduates participated in the ceremony.
Before graduation, parents and friends packed the bleachers in the Effingham County and South Effingham high school gyms for the 2010 class nights, where graduates earned combined over $3.2 million in scholarship awards.
Felicidades! Two Spanish students from South Effingham High School attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2010 National Spanish Examinations. The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades six through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.