MILLEDGEVILLE - Six students from Effingham County earned 2013 fall semester honors at Georgia College & State University, as announced by President Steve Dorman.
Kirsten Edwards from Effingham County was named to the dean's list Darton State College, and three other Effingham students were named to the merit list for the fall 2013 semester.
Springfield Elementary School placed third in the Atlanta Falcons' Fal-CAN food drive. The school was given tickets to attend the Dec. 15 game and was recognized on the field before the game and be given a plaque and autographed football. SES students and staff raised 3,886 pounds of food for Second Harvest.
Three officers from the Effingham County High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America, along with two potential officers and their advisor Karen Waltz, attended the recent FBLA Fall Leadership Conference/Competition in Athens.
Effingham County High School FFA member Robin Screen placed sixth in the recent Area IV FFA Agricultural Electrification Career Development Event held at Treutlen County High School.
WALESKA - Salena Calhoun of Guyton was among the 402 students named to the Reinhardt University dean's list for fall semester 2013.
Taylor Bingham of Guyton recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Along with the skills they're acquiring for potential careers, students in the Effingham College and Career Academy's logistics program are gaining something even more valuable.
Two Effingham County students were named to the University of Georgia presidential scholar list for fall semester 2013.
The following local students were named to the fall 2013 dean's list at Armstrong Atlantic State University:
Effingham County Schools Superintendent Randy Shearouse kicked off National Children's Book Week at Ebenezer Elementary by reading to the second-grade students.
Though Effingham County's scores on the Georgia High School Writing Test declined slightly from last year to this year, school officials see no cause for alarm.
A group of local high school students is working to reduce injuries and deaths among young drivers, particularly the ones resulting from speeding, driving under the influence and texting while driving.
Effingham County Middle School students from Amber Healy's sixth-grade world geography class participated recently in a Global Village Competition at Georgia Southern University, as part of the International Festival held by GSU's Center for International Studies.
Effingham County students will take spring break the week after Easter next school year, but won't have to begin the CRCT the same week they return from the break.
Yvette Carr, manager of Burns World Travel in Springfield, recently spoke to the third-grade students at Guyton Elementary School.
Thanksgiving brought not only turkey and dressing this year, but also several opportunities for 4-H'ers to express their thanks within the community.
Effingham students make Berry dean's list
The Effingham County High School FFA livestock judging team recently competed in the Area IV FFA Livestock Judging Career Development Event.
Students from Effingham County and South Effingham FFA chapters attended the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 28-Nov. 1.
Armstrong State University has been designated a 2015 STEM Jobs Approved Colleges by Victory Media and will be featured in the winter 2015 issue of STEM Jobs magazine. Armstrong was one of only 123 schools nationwide to be named as a STEM Jobs Approved College.
The Effingham County High School chapter of the National Honor Society has had the privilege to serve its community by volunteering for Habitat for Humanity over the last couple of months.