The South Effingham Middle School Competition Cheerleaders brought home another win Oct. 24 at "Battle in the Boro" cheer competition, hosted by Statesboro High School. The SEMS cheerleaders earned first place in the large division by a 43-point lead. They are now preparing for their next competition, the "Cheer Dawg Classic," which will be held on Saturday at Toombs County High School.
A group of ECE/FCCLA students visited Lakeview Manor recently. While there, the students talked with the residents, "assisted" with a Halloween craft, and gathered around the piano to enjoy music while one of the residents played. Before they left, the students and residents were planning the next visit.
Students from each of Effingham's eight elementary schools participated in the Special Olympics at South Effingham High School on Oct. 23. High School students from both local high schools who are on the medical track served as volunteers, alongside Effingham County Schools' occupational therapists.
Youth from the Effingham College and Career Academy chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America recently participated in a motivational rally held Oct. 14 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.
Springfield Elementary School students attended the Ebenezer Alive! educational program on Sept. 30 for their annual field trip. Ebenezer Alive!, New Ebenezer Retreat Center staff and Georgia-Pacific provided three classes that the students attended.
Sophie Usher, a University of Georgia student from Clyo studying avian biology, has been selected to receive the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Cordelia Anne Ellis Scholarship for the 2015-16 school year.
The ceremonial dirt for the planned addition to the Effingham College and Career Academy was turned Friday morning, and in less than a year, it will welcome its first students in science, technology, mathematics and engineering.
Former NBA player Joe Odhiambo, who holds more than a dozen Guinness World records, showed off his dribbling and basketball-spinning repertoire to children at Sand Hill Elementary, and he also discussed the importance of character and perseverance to them.
The Effingham County High School competition cheerleading team won the grand champions title at the Raider Rumble, held Sept. 19 at West Laurens High School. The ECHS team also won the Class 5A division.