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Exchange Club announces Youth of the Year nominees

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.

May 21, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Top award for ECHS JROTC

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.

May 21, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Power energy education initiatives a success

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.

May 21, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Millage rise won’t bring in extra revenue for schools

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.

May 21, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Blandford spans the globe with art

Each grade level studied and represented different countries and cultures as Blandford Elementary School celebrated its annual arts festival.

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Young artists are just ducky

The First Baptist Church of Rincon weekday ministry art class won big in the Georgia Junior Duck Stamp competition.

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Education


UDC chapter awards winners in essay contest

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."

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Education


STC students inducted into National Technical Honor Society

SAVANNAH-Twenty-nine Savannah Technical College students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at a ceremony at STC's Eckburg Auditorium.

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Education


School board limits cuts to two spots

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.

May 14, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEMS student wins law essay contest

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.

May 10, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H'ers complete teen leader training

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.

May 10, 2012 | Staff report | Education


School system weighs options on athletic trainers

Competition among two local sports medicine providers may be a good thing, since the Effingham County School System will be the winner.

May 03, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Dave to compete in FCCLA national event

Effingham County High School sophomore Rajvi Dave, who is representing Georgia, and her advisor, Victoria Neurath, will head to Orlando, Fla., this summer where Dave will compete in the National FCCLA Star Events competition.

May 03, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Tractor Supply, 4-H teaming up

The launch of the spring 2012 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC) runs through May 13. This event marks two years of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting state and local 4-H programming in each of the communities where a TSC or Del's Farm and Feed Supply store is located.

May 03, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Local students sweep top honors at Rotary contest

Instead of getting ready for prom like most Effingham County teens were doing last Saturday, four high school students from the area spent their morning at the Coastal Zone Division of the Rotary Speech Contest.

April 26, 2012 | Staff report | Education


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ECHS’ Beard named FFA area officer

COVINGTON - Austin Beard, a member of the Effingham County High School FFA chapter, began his term as the Area 4 junior representative on Aug. 1-2, when the Georgia FFA area officers met for the Area Officer Training Conference.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School days are here

When Harley Thornton returned to South Effingham Elementary School for her first day of fifth grade, the campus looked considerably different than the last time she had seen it.

August 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H hits the beach and more at Burton Center

Effingham County Junior 4-H'ers traveled a short distance this year to experience fun in the sun at their summer camp getaway. This year's camping spot was the 4-H Burton Center on Tybee Island.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn dean’s list honors at UGA

The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who achieved the dean's list for summer semester.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local ag teachers attend summer leadership event

Meredith Arrington, Hannah King and Roger Teeple, agricultural educators at Effingham County High School, and Trey Harris, agricultural educator at Effingham County Middle School, were among the 405 teachers from across the state who attended the annual Georgia Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association Summer Leadership Conference in July on Jekyll Island.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


YMCA taking applications for Christian Leadership Academy

The Christian Leadership Academy, a seven-month program beginning in September, is designed to take 12 rising high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public and private schools and train them in the skills of leadership done from a Christian perspective.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ASU to hold ‘Start Strong, Start Now’

Armstrong State University will waive the application fee at a one-day-only registration event where prospective students will be able to get admitted and register for fall classes all in one day. Walk-ins are welcome.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong honored for its support of veterans, active duty

Armstrong State University was recently named a Yellow Ribbon Program school in recognition of its support for veterans and active duty military students. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows approved institutions to partner with Veterans Affairs to help cover expenses that exceed the thresholds established under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Savannah Tech’s Vendeville named chef educator of the year

Jean Yves Vendeville, department chair and instructor at Savannah Technical College, received the American Culinary Federation 2014 Chef Educator of the Year Award and $5,000 during the ACF National Convention held in Kansas City, Mo.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


King receives Georgia Power scholarship

Jaret King, son of Georgia Power employee Dinah King at the company's Springfield office, is one of 21 students to receive a Georgia Power scholarship.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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