Effingham County High School's Cal Baker and Aby Youmans and South Effingham High School's Hannah Anderson have been recognized for their academic and athletic accomplishments, as their schools' 2012 winners of the Wendy's High School Heisman Award.
Art and creativity are a large part of the 4-H program, with its many competitive events and crafty presentations. Students learn the importance of possessing some level of creativity, if they are going to place in competitions. The Effingham County Extension Office is proud to host the new 4-H Art Club, conducted by program assistant Jessica Dasher.
The Effingham County Extension office has a delightful aroma permeating from its office in Springfield. The recent success of the Holiday Classic and other such 4-H-sponsored food events has created a "hunger" within its young membership.
4-H's Busy Bee Club was created and designed to teach children the skill of beekeeping and the importance of pollination. Faith Jaudon, a University of Georgia-certified beekeeper will be instructing students year round on the lost art of beekeeping.
Dixie Thrasher, a seventh-grader at Effingham County Middle School, encouraged her fellow students to donate toys to children who would otherwise have little or nothing from Santa this year due to their parents being financially unable to provide them with such joys at Christmas.
Georgia Southern University's Dean of Students Office has received a nearly $10,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety to educate students and combat alcohol abuse, underage drinking and impaired driving through "Safe Rides Save Lives."
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College's Welding Department was recently designated a Level 1 and Level 2 SENSE school by the American Welding Society (AWS). SENSE or Schools Excelling through National Skill Standards Education establishes standards and guidelines for welder training.
ATLANTA - The Effingham County Young Farmer Association is one of only six programs nationwide that received the National Association of Agricultural Educators Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Agricultural Education Program Award on Nov. 28 at the NAAE annual convention in Atlanta.
Mark Blankenship Jr. of Rincon was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Blankenship was initiated at Georgia Southern University.
From liquid nitrogen used to make dipping dots to flying simulated aircraft to shaking to make butter to baby alligators to the potato gun, the annual Effingham County Middle School math and science night had plenty from which to choose and learn.