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Quick thinkers

Autumn Asbill of Guyton Elementary School was the winner in the Effingham Exchange Club's eighth annual Quick Think-a-Thon on Friday at Ebenezer Middle School. Kinsley Lupton of Marlow was first runner-up, Luke Collins of Blandford was second runner-up and Madison Messer of Blandford was third runner-up. The winners are pictured with "the Foozer," the Quick-Think-a-Thon mascot, and WTOC-TV's Sonny Dixon.

April 27, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Education


SEMS student prepares for equestrian competition

Lauren Thompson, an eighth grade student at South Effingham Middle School, is once again on her way to represent her school and Evermore Farm in the Interscholastic Hunt Seat Equestrian Competition.

April 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Miss ECMS crowned

The 2009 Miss Effingham County Middle School and her court include left to right, fourth runner up Mallory Long, second runner up Hannah Rahn, Miss ECMS Mallory Ansel, first runner up Callie Martin and third runner up Caitlyn Fears. Also recognized were best formal wear – Callie Martin, best casual wear – Mallory Long, Miss Spirit of ECMS – Bridget Centers, Miss Photogenic – Logan Hinely and highest GPA – Callie Martin.

April 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Brownies donate to Safe Haven

Brownie Troop 30358 of Rincon helped Safe Haven Women's Shelter in Statesboro. The troop used profits from the cookie sale to purchase items for the shelter. The girls took a shopping trip to the Dollar Tree in Rincon to buy hygiene items, kitchen items and craft supplies to donate to the shelter. They also held a clothing drive and collected bedding. The girls attend Blandford, Ebenezer and Sand Hill elementary schools.

April 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Local students selected for Governor’s Honors Program

Five students from Effingham County have been selected as state finalists and will participate in the 2009 Georgia Governor's Honors Program this summer at Valdosta State University.

April 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


SEES media center open house Friday

South Effingham Elementary School Media Specialist Peggy Helmly and the SEES media program was recognized last spring by the Georgia Department of Education as a 2008 Exceptional Library Media Program.

April 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Applications being taken for Coastal Key-nection program

Area youth are able to apply for summer as part of the City of Savannah Coastal Workforce Investment Board's new youth employment program, Coastal Key-nection: Raising the Bar for Job Readiness.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Local dance students compete in Atlanta

Elite Company Dancers from BDC-Britt's Dance Company attended Hollywood Vibe, a regional competition in Atlanta.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Stangs stand strong at state

On March 27-28, over 3,000 Georgia Future Business Leaders of America made their way to Atlanta for the annual State Leadership Conference.

April 20, 2009 | Meredith Lamb Special to the Effingham Herald | Education


Eight qualify for Duke University program

As a result of their outstanding SAT test scores, eight Effingham County seventh graders will have the opportunity to participate in future enrichment programs at Duke University as part of the Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP).

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Department of Labor offers 2009 summer internship program

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond announced that the Georgia Department of Labor's 2009 Summer Internship Program will offer internships for up to 80 students. The internship program is designed to provide students at universities, colleges and technical colleges with practical work experience, an opportunity to earn school credit, and a chance to make up to $1,400 this summer.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Crowning achievement

Emily Woods was crowned Miss Effingham County High School on Saturday night. She also won the casual wear, evening wear and interview awards.

April 13, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Middle and high school honor rolls, third nine weeks

Ebenezer Middle

April 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Local youth practice political activism at UGA

Five homeschooled students participated in The Leadership Institute's flagship training program the Youth Leadership School (YLS) March 27-28 on the UGA campus in Athens.

April 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Blandford Elementary readers earn $1,400 in books

Blandford Elementary students earned $1,400 in books through Usborne's Reading Incentive Challenge, Reach for the Stars.

April 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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Georgia Southern University announces spring president’s list

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,162 students for excellence in academics on the 2014 spring semester president's list.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students graduate

Wilson graduates from CSU

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the fourth nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:

June 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


AASU honors locals for dean’s list

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University recently announced dean's list honors for the spring 2014 semester. Armstrong's dean's list students earned a grade point average of 3.6 of higher for the semester.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Two local students make Reinhardt dean’s list

WALESKA - Two students from Effingham County were among the 367 named to Reinhardt University's dean's list for spring semester 2014.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School board OKs $88.6M budget

The Effingham County Board of Education will use $2 million from its general operations account to balance its budget for the 2015 fiscal year.

June 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Helmly takes oath for BoE seat

Beth Helmly sat quietly as the Effingham County Board of Education adopted its budget for the 2015 fiscal year, but she assures she will have plenty to say during her tenure on the board.

June 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Danica Pearson takes Quick-Think-A-Thon district grand prize

Danica Pearson's quick thinking paid off with the grand prize at the Exchange Club's Georgia District Convention on St. Simons Island.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECHS JROTC earns top honor

Unit GA-938, the Air Force Junior ROTC at Effingham County High School, has been selected by the Air Force to receive the 2013-14 Air Force Junior ROTC Distinguished Unit Award.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Locals earn degrees from Mercer University

MACON - Mercer University conferred bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to more than 1,900 students representing all 12 schools and colleges at five spring commencement ceremonies during May in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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