Springfield resident Nicholas Kaiser was among the 191 students who received degrees from Berea College at Commencement ceremonies May 23.
Berea is a non-denominational, comprehensive college that offers Bachelors degrees in 32 majors, including arts and sciences and select professional programs as well as independent and student designed majors. Every student receives a tuition scholarship and works at least 10 hours a week to pay living expenses.
In March, at the Georgia SkillsUSA State Skills and Leadership Conference, ECHS junior Christina Hillman won first place in Graphic Communications and won a seat as a state officer. Hillman, now a senior and the daughter of Russ and Linda Hillman of Springfield, attended an officer training camp in May where, after a few days of training, Georgia's officer slate team voted and elected Hillman the 2010-11 state SkillsUSA president.
Hillman attended the National SkillsUSA Conference in Kansas City, Mo., from June 21-25, where, in addition to representing Georgia as its state president, she placed eighth in the nation ...
The Effingham County Board of Education approved the county's proposed mill rate at 15.33 and a balanced budget for fiscal year 2011 at its meeting Thursday night.
The central office spent an entire year analyzing every area to realize savings and hedge against state and federal cuts, and the BoE approved the $81,187,988 expected revenue with expenditures estimated at $81,184,952. This is approximately a $5 million drop from the original FY10 budget.
Superintendent Randy Shearouse explained to the board where the revenues have changed over the past two years and where state funds had ...
Micah Christensen of Guyton, a junior at South Effingham High School, was selected to be among 1,100 attendees at West Point's prestigious Summer Leaders Seminar.
More than 4,000 juniors nationwide applied to SLS, which offers outstanding high school juniors the opportunity to experience life at West Point, the
"Best College in the Country," according to Forbes Magazine. SLS attendees live in the cadet barracks, eat in the Cadet Mess and participate in academic, leadership, athletic and military workshops. The one-week seminars are designed to help juniors with their college-selection process while giving them an idea of the ...
Georgia Southern University recently recognized 2,145 students for excellence in academics on the 2010 spring semester Dean's List. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester. The following students from Effingham County earned Dean's List honors:
The following local students graduated from Mercer University on May 15 during the university's Macon commencement. Mercer President William D. Underwood conferred the degree at the ceremony, which was the university's largest.
Kristin G. Pair was named to the dean's list at Georgia Southwestern University in Americus for the spring 2010 semester.
To make dean's list, students must take at least 15 hours of courses and earn a grade point average of 3.5.
Suzanne S. Fenter was named to the academic achievement list at Georgia Southwestern for the spring semester. To earn that honor, students previously must have earned 15 hours at GSW, be enrolled in three to 14 hours of courses and earn a grade point average of 3.5.
Georgia Southern University recently recognized 855 students for excellence in academics on the 2010 spring semester President's List. To be eligible for the President's List, a student must have at least a 4.0 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.
The following residents from Effingham County earned President's List for the spring 2010 term:
Cadets from the Effingham County High School Air Force JROTC, unit designation GA-938, earned the Unit of Excellence Award for their collective scores at the Southeast Regional Summer Leadership School held at Mercer University from June 13-19.
The Unit of Excellence Award is awarded to the unit (school) whose cadets amass the highest score of the other participating units. Fourteen high schools from Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina attended the annual Cadet Officer Leadership School (COLS), designed to provide cadets the level of leadership training necessary for them to return the next academic year and help operate the cadet corps ...
MACON-Teachers can learn ways to add pizzazz to their classroom strategies in math, social studies, language arts and science using agriculture as a teaching tool through Georgia Farm Bureau's Ag In The Classroom Professional Learning Unit (PLU) course.
This three-day course provides 20 contact hours and two PLU credits upon successful completion. It includes a field trip to learn about area agriculture and a variety of classroom resources for teachers to use. Instructors are GFB Ag In The Classroom Coordinator Donna Rocker and Gwen Hutcheson from the Georgia Council on Economic Education.