SEHS FFA Forestry Class attended Rayonier Tree Nursery in Glennville. Dean McCraw, nursery manager, discussed tree planting practices with the class. Items discussed were collection, pollination, germination, management, harvesting and sales of tree seedlings.
As a forerunner to the Feb. 4 Junior Achievement and Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Groundhog Day Job Shadowing for area high school students, 11 eighth grade students from South Effingham Middle School and school counselors Donna Kessler and Jeff Faith took part in the first ever middle school job shadowing program in Effingham County.
Effingham County High School pre-Kindergarten, along with help from Mrs. Donna Holder's National Art Honors Society, raised $977 for St. Jude's Children Research Hospital. Mrs. Allen and Mrs. Scott taught the pre-K students about how important it is to help others in need.
Sarah Elizabeth Wostbrock of Guyton graduated from Berry College on Dec. 15 receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Spanish and government. She is the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Wostbrock.
Evette Y. Bridges of Rincon received a Master of Science degree in library science during commencement ceremonies at Clarion University of Pennsylvania on Dec. 15. Ceremonies were held at 2 p.m. in Tippin Gymnasium.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College will host guests from Kia on Feb. 6 from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. as a part of the auto company's state-wide recruitment efforts as it prepares to open its manufacturing facility in West Point. Officials are interested in recruiting technically-trained graduates to work at the facility and are visiting each of the state's technical colleges to meet with students who may be interested in pursuing careers with the automaker.
Since the economic downturn in 2008, the Effingham County School System periodically has asked the state for waivers to the guidelines on how its money can be spent and how many students its classes can have.
Armstrong State University's College of Education will host "It's All About M.E." (master of education), a graduate education fair for those interested in earning a master's education degree in one year.