Families enjoyed the spring weather and sunshine at South Effingham Elementary's Rodeo Roundup. Children had a variety of games to choose from to participate in along with hay rides and horseback rides during the event.
STATESBORO-On March 8, the Georgia Southern chapter of Phi Eta Sigma initiated 317 students in a ceremony at the Performing Arts Center on Georgia Southern's campus.
An Effingham County student recently was named as one of the 25 winners in the annual Agriculture Day in Georgia visual art and essay contests sponsored by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and Georgia Agriculture in the Classroom Council, Inc.
Outstanding Georgia Southern University students were recognized at the annual Honors Day Ceremony held recently on the university's campus.
ATLANTA - An additional 8,722 students in Georgia would receive Pell grants if excessive lender subsidies are cut, according to a new report released by the Campaign for America's Future. The report shows that this simple change would provide an average Pell grant of $3,010 to about 181,580 students across the state.
Young Farmers held its annual scholarship auction in March. The organization made approximately $12,000 from the event. The proceeds will be used to give local students scholarships for college.
Georgia Southern University students from Effingham County have been named to the dean's list for the Fall 2008 term.
Several Georgia Southern University students from Effingham County have been named to the president's list for the fall 2008 term.
On March 9, 150 students from Effingham County schools met at Springfield Elementary for the annual countywide Student Media Festival. The following students won in their respective categories and will advance to the state competition in Atlanta on May 1:
The Effingham County Board of Education approved a meal price increase on Wednesday that will take effect for the 2009-10 school year. Breakfast prices will increase 15 cents and lunch prices will increase 25 cents.
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