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Kaiser graduates from Berea College

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.

July 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Hillman, Polk each take 8th at SkillsUSA

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 ...

July 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Mock qualifies for BoE

Mose Mock was the lone entrant into the non-partisan races Monday.
Mock, a retired educator, is running for the Effingham County Board of Education 4th District seat, currently held by James Dasher. Qualifying for
the non-partisan races runs through Friday at noon.
Also up for election this year is the District 1 seat, held by Eddie Tomberlin.
Early and advance voting in the general primary will continue through July 16 at the elections and registrations office. The office is at 284 Highway 119 South in Springfield.
Voting can take place between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

June 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


School board gives OK to FY11 budget

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 ...

June 28, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Christensen to attend West Point seminar

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 ...

June 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


GSU announces spring dean's list

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:

June 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Mercer confers degrees on Effingham Co. residents

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.

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Reisner earns Associate’s from Excelsior

Timothy D. Reisner, a resident of Rincon, has earned an Associate in Applied Science, Technical Studies from Excelsior College.

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Two locals graduate from Emory

The following received a degree from Emory University in Atlanta at its 165th commencement ceremony on May 10.

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Randall earns degree from Samford

Erin E. Randall of Rincon received a doctor of pharmacy from Samford University during 2010 commencement exercises.

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Middle and high school honor rolls

Ebenezer Middle School
6th grade
Candice Alapati, Robert Allen, Mallory Ambrose, Mary Anthony, Avery Beacham, Courtney Beasley, Claire Bergner, Nicholas Bidwell, Loren Billeiter, Benjamin Brennan, Nicholas Brown, Adam Bryant, Devony Calaway, Jacalyn Carper, Taylor Close, Haley Coulter, Addison Cowart, Daniel Cribbs, Scott Cribbs, Danielle Criswell, Josey Denney, Chelsea Eddy, Ian Edmonds, Daniel Estes, Ryley Flathman, Arianna Fournier, Marena Frasher, Sheldon Froehlich, Jonah Frost, Jalin Garvin, Caleb Gonsalves, Parker Gordy, Erin Goudeau, Ethan Granstrom, Symone Graybill, Mary Greer, Elisabeth Habersham, Kayla Hancock, Layton Harrell, Aaron Harrison, Zane Harrison, Rachel Hartmann, Sarah Hartmann, Sarah Heyman, Casey Hoyler, Nolan Hubbard, Christopher Hucks, Madison ...

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Georgia Southwestern announces spring honors

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.

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


GSU announces its spring President’s List

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:
Andrea P McKeever, Rincon
Autumn R Grady, Guyton
Bethany S Hartzog, Rincon
Brooke E Burns, Guyton
Catrena L Akins, Guyton
Chassity L Ritter, Bloomingdale
Cia N King, Springfield
Cristen L Ray, Guyton
David W Jolly, Rincon ...

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS cadets excel at leadership school

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 ...

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Putting ag to work in the classroom

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.
"We have been conducting the PLU ...

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


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Schools get high marks in CCRPI

Effingham County schools got a four-star rating from the state Department of Education on how well they spend money, and 11 schools got four stars ...

July 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Local teachers take part in Georgia-Pacific programs

Three teachers from Effingham County schools were recently selected to spend part of their summer engaging in programs designed to help them bring academic subjects ...

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Heritage FCU hands out scholarships

Georgia Heritage FCU announced college scholarship award winners for 2016. Bethany Dyals, daughter of Christopher and Janna Dyals of Guyton, and Raquel Hazzard, daughter of ...

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


It was a ‘paw-ty’ for Reading Recovery end-of-year celebration

This year, the Reading Recovery teachers from Effingham County wanted to celebrate the success of the program and the students who are a part of ...

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Hebert takes the helm at GSU

Jaimie Hebert, Ph.D., assumed his position as Georgia Southern University's 13th president Friday.

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Education


Boyd makes CSU spring dean’s list

CHARLESTON, S.C.-Charleston Southern University has named Brittany Boyd of Bloomingdale to the dean's list for the spring 2016 semester. Boyd is a ...

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Education


Health Department to hold two back-to-school immunization clinics

The Effingham County Health Department will host back-to-school immunization clinics July 21 and Aug. 2, from 8 a.m.-7 p.m., at the health ...

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Education


Effingham students earn dean’s list honors at Georgia Southern

STATESBORO-Georgia Southern University recently recognized nearly 2,600 students for excellence in academics on the 2016 spring semester dean's list.

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Education


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