Eleven Effingham County Schools employees were recognized at last week's board of education meeting for completing the Aspiring Leaders Program.
Ashia Kendra Dimiya Miller, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Miller, graduated with a liberal arts degree in music from Florida State University during a commencement ceremony on April 28.
COCHRAN-Middle Georgia College Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Mary Lou Frank, has announced that four students from Effingham County have been cited for scholastic achievement during MGC's spring 2012 semester.
MOUNT VERNON-Michelle DeLane Zipperer of Springfield graduated from Brewton-Parker College, Mount Vernon, following the May 2012 term, announced Dr. Chris Jones, interim provost.
The Exchange Club of Effingham County has announced this year's nominees for its Youth of the Year Award. Every year the Exchange Club accepts nominations from the local high schools for the award, which is presented to a young person judged to be the most outstanding achiever in school activities, community service activities, academics and special achievements as set forth by the National Exchange Club's Youth of the Year Program criteria.
Unit GA-938, the Air Force Junior ROTC at Effingham County High School, has been selected by the Air Force to receive the 2011-12 Air Force Junior ROTC Distinguished Unit Award (DUA) with Merit. This award recognizes Air Force Junior ROTC units that have performed above and beyond normal expectations, and that have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community while meeting the Air Force Junior ROTC mission of producing better citizens for America.
ATLANTA-More than 56,000 Georgia school children are learning about energy efficiency and the electric utility industry through a statewide Georgia Power education initiative aimed at third-, fifth- and eighth-graders.
After keeping its millage rate constant at 15.333 for the past three years, the Effingham County Board of Education gave preliminary approval Thursday to raising the rate to 16.895 for the coming fiscal year.
Each grade level studied and represented different countries and cultures as Blandford Elementary School celebrated its annual arts festival.
The First Baptist Church of Rincon weekday ministry art class won big in the Georgia Junior Duck Stamp competition.
Each year the United Daughters of the Confederacy sponsors an historical essay contest. The essay contest is offered to all students in grades fifth through 12th. The topic of this year's essay was "Robert E. Lee and his leadership at Appomattox."
SAVANNAH-Twenty-nine Savannah Technical College students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at a ceremony at STC's Eckburg Auditorium.
Receiving diminishing state and local funding and facing a budget shortfall for the coming fiscal year, the Effingham County Board of Education is looking to save money where it can.
South Effingham Middle School's Rebecca Kight took first place in a statewide essay contest sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia's Young Lawyers Division.
Of the many opportunities in Georgia 4-H to develop leadership, one of the most positive experiences is the opportunity for older 4-H'ers to mentor younger 4-H'ers by serving as teen leaders in their county, district and state programs. Teen leaders have specific responsibilities and leadership roles such as assisting 4-H staff in planning, conducting and instructing events. They also are expected to exemplify good behavior, manners and time management skills.
Georgia Southern University made history last Wednesday when the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia granted the university with the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and Southeast U.S.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University celebrated a newly-renovated Sanford Hall with a ribbon cutting recently. The $8.65 million Communication Arts building, formerly an apartment-style dormitory, will be home to more than 900 students majoring in communication studies, multimedia film and production, multimedia journalism, public relations and theatre.
SAVANNAH - Ana Avila from Springfield has received a Goizueta Scholarship from Armstrong State University for the 2014-15 academic year.
Effingham County commissioners presented a check from the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia's civic affairs foundation board of directors to Abby Smith, the Effingham County 4-H agent.
Curtisha Earley of Springfield has been awarded a 2014 Bojangles' Scholarship.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University recently announced the dean's list for the summer 2014 semester. Armstrong's dean's list honors students earning a grade point average of 3.6 of higher for the semester.