Receiving diminishing state and local funding and facing a budget shortfall for the coming fiscal year, the Effingham County Board of Education is looking to save money where it can.
South Effingham Middle School's Rebecca Kight took first place in a statewide essay contest sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia's Young Lawyers Division.
Of the many opportunities in Georgia 4-H to develop leadership, one of the most positive experiences is the opportunity for older 4-H'ers to mentor younger 4-H'ers by serving as teen leaders in their county, district and state programs. Teen leaders have specific responsibilities and leadership roles such as assisting 4-H staff in planning, conducting and instructing events. They also are expected to exemplify good behavior, manners and time management skills.
Competition among two local sports medicine providers may be a good thing, since the Effingham County School System will be the winner.
Effingham County High School sophomore Rajvi Dave, who is representing Georgia, and her advisor, Victoria Neurath, will head to Orlando, Fla., this summer where Dave will compete in the National FCCLA Star Events competition.
The launch of the spring 2012 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC) runs through May 13. This event marks two years of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting state and local 4-H programming in each of the communities where a TSC or Del's Farm and Feed Supply store is located.
Instead of getting ready for prom like most Effingham County teens were doing last Saturday, four high school students from the area spent their morning at the Coastal Zone Division of the Rotary Speech Contest.
STATESBORO-Georgia Southern University's latest national championship squad has an Effingham County connection.
Because of declining state and local funding, the Effingham County Board of Education anticipates a budget shortfall in the next fiscal year.
As Effingham County High School celebrates its prom tonight, the organizing committee wants it to be perfect.
Rincon Elementary School inducted new members into its Junior Beta Club chapter during a recent ceremony attended by family and friends.
Each school year, Kroger selects a theme for its school grant program, Earning Plus Learning. This year, the theme was "Active! Mind, Body, Community." Schools may submit entries that include scrapbooks, photos, videos, essays or any other form that would show how they promote the theme.
High school students in Effingham County are passing the State End of Course Tests at a higher rate than the Georgia average.
The math department of Effingham County High School celebrated Pi Day on March 14. Students learned about the history of pi, listened to and learned the "Pi Song" and participated in several activities celebrating Pi Day.
Kiley Ward was named Miss ECHS 2012, as Effingham County High School held its annual pageant Saturday night.
Effingham County Cloverleaf 4-H'ers recently camped at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, the largest 4-H center in the world, in Eatonton.