Springfield Elementary School fifth-grader Wyatt Lein, was recently recognized by the Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety and for his winning poster submission to the annual Life, Fire and Safety contest. Lein was one of 84 students across the state recognized for his winning entry. He represented SES at the 23rd annual Life, Fire and Safety awards luncheon in Forsyth.
Effingham College and Career Academy students and the FCCLA held a winter coat drive this month, bringing in 1,281 items such as coats, scarves and gloves to give to the United Way of Effingham County. The drive started Dec. 2 and ended Dec. 11.
The following local students completed courses with exemplary marks and made the dean's list for the 2015 fall semester at Georgia College in Milledgeville. Students making the dean's list completed at least 12 hours of coursework with a 3.5 GPA or higher.
The Effingham County School System's graduation rates are continuing to climb, according to statistics provided to Board of Education members last week - and the numbers for African-American students are the best ever.