On Feb. 6, 247 4-H youth, leaders, and volunteers traveled to Atlanta for the 11th Annual Leadership Day and 4-H Day at the Capitol.
Shelby Cox's pre-kindergarten class at Blandford Elementary School celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 2 by eating green eggs and ham and reading all the Dr. Seuss books they could find.
Blandford Elementary School fifth graders enjoyed a Georgia Day program from the United Daughters of the Confederacy on Feb. 16.
Guyton Elementary School celebrated the 108th birthday of famed children's author Dr. Seuss on Friday with a parade of book characters.
Students, faculty and staff were honored Jan. 24 at Southeastern Technical College's annual awards banquet, held at the Vidalia Community Center.
Andrew Rushing, a senior at South Effingham High School, recently won the local "Leadership" High School Speech Contest sponsored by the Coastal Empire Leadership Development Association (CELDA).
Members of the Effingham County Board of Education, Eddie Tomberlin, Mose Mock, Superintendent Randy Shearouse, Chairman Lamar Allen and Vickie Decker, celebrated South Effingham High School CTAE Month at the school board's Feb. 16 meeting.
D.E.E.N.O.S USAG Level 7 Gymnastics Team kicked off its 2012 competitive season at the Hilton Head Island Invitational, S.C. on Jan. 15. The Level 7 girls took the fifth place team award.
Natalie Starling won first place at District Project Achievement. She competed in the Southeast District for Effingham County. There are 172,000 4-H'ers in the state of Georgia and 66,000 in the Southeast district. Natalie performed the Glee version of "Defying Gravity" from the Broadway hit "Wicked." She sang and played her saxophone. She will advance to State Congress in Atlanta this July and compete at the state level.
VALDOSTA-Valdosta State University has announced the names of students from the fall 2011 semester who have earned the academic status of Dean's List.
South Effingham High School is celebrating its career, technical, agricultural education students by declaring February CTAE Month.
Effingham County High School students had a challenge to solve the world's problems in 36 hours or less at the University of Georgia's Model U.N. Conference XVIII.
South Effingham High School work-based learning students participated in the Ebenezer Middle School Career Day on Jan. 19 by showcasing their jobs with eighth grade students.
Students at Springfield Elementary School are taking charge of their health.
The Effingham County Board of Education is asking the state Department of Education to approve a facility for use as a welding classroom.
Effingham County Cloverleaf 4-H'ers recently camped at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, the largest 4-H center in the world, in Eatonton.
The Effingham County Health Department will be open July 22 and 29 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. for parents to bring their children in for back-to-school immunizations. The health department is located at 802 Highway 119 South in Springfield.