One of the essential elements of 4H is generosity.
With the current special purpose local option sales tax for education (E-SPLOST) expiring at the end of this month, Effingham County School System leaders are working to prioritize projects to fund with the next E-SPLOST.
The Ebenezer Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation held its 13th annual banquet May 19 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center. The Ebenezer NWTF Longbeards presented two seniors, Kristen Pierce of South Effingham High School and Dana Brown of Effingham County High School, each with $250 scholarships.
Chloe Phillips was crowned Miss South Effingham Middle School in the school's annual pageant. Twenty-five young ladies competed for the title.
Allison (Alli) Rattanaxay, formerly of Guyton, was chosen by her senior class at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School as Miss LFO 2012 and "Most Likely to Make Your Day" honors.
Another massive crowd jammed into The Corral on Saturday night to watch the South Effingham High School class of 2012 receive diplomas.
Massive crowds packed both Rebel Field and The Corral as the classes of 2012 graduated Friday and Saturday nights. Just fewer than 400 Effingham County High School seniors celebrated their final act of high school Friday night and the South Effingham High School class exulted before sprinting to the mustang.
These Blandford Elementary students received a superior rating for their projects at the Georgia Student Media Festival in April. Their projects will advance to the International Student Media Festival this summer.
Every year, the Exchange Club of Effingham County accepts nominations for its annual ACE (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award. The award recognizes high school seniors who have made a dramatic change in their attitude and performance while in school. The students have overcome great physical, emotional or social obstacles.
After being actively involved in Effingham County High School's music program for four years, including the last two as drum major for the marching band, Jacqueline Zantow is considering earning a degree in music in college.
For most high school seniors, graduation day is a farewell.
Effingham County High School senior
Eleven Effingham County Schools employees were recognized at last week's board of education meeting for completing the Aspiring Leaders Program.
Ashia Kendra Dimiya Miller, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Miller, graduated with a liberal arts degree in music from Florida State University during a commencement ceremony on April 28.
Armstrong Atlantic State University recently announced president's list honorees, each of whom earned a 4.0 grade point average for two consecutive semesters during the 2013-14 academic school year.
AMERICUS - Three Effingham County students were among the 300 graduates from Georgia Southwestern State University at the spring 2014 commencement ceremony in Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center.
Girls in kindergarten-seventh grade are invited to participate in the Mini Mustang Cheer Camp hosted by the South Effingham High School cheerleaders.
Four students from Blandford Elementary School were honored recently at the Georgia Stock Market Game Awards Luncheon in Atlanta.
Hank Miles and Casie Wilson are the recipients of the Effingham Community Orchestra's fourth annual academic scholarships.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students during its 247th commencement exercises.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was one of three states chosen to receive a $1 million grant to lead an education initiative, Guided Pathways to Success (GPS), focused on making college more affordable, boosting college completion and saving taxpayers millions. The grant is funded by the Lumina Foundation in partnership with Complete College America.
Boosted by a substantial increase in economics scores, Effingham County's high school students fared better than the state averages in every subject of Georgia's end of course test this spring.
Beth Helmly is another step closer to serving on the Effingham County Board of Education.
David Lariscy enlisted in the Army National Guard while he was still in high school, and he plans to continue serving in the military while pursuing careers in engineering and education.
Members of the Rotary Club of Effingham County honored the winners of the club's scholarships at their meeting Thursday.
F. Lamar Allen, the Effingham County Board of Education's District 3 representative and chairman, was recently elected to serve as a district director for the Georgia School Boards Association.
Four local students named to Mercer dean's list