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‘Polenta’ to cheer about for bee winner

Ashlyn Wiggins, a seventh grader from Ebenezer Middle School, was stunned when the judges nodded that she had spelled her final word correctly.

January 30, 2012 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Changes to grad marching coming by steps

The Effingham County Board of Education agreed to gradually reduce the required number of credits needed for high school graduation to align with the new seven-period day schedule.

January 26, 2012 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Made for the shade

More than 50 volunteers spent their Saturday morning digging in the dirt at Guyton Elementary School.

January 23, 2012 | By Calli Arnold | Education


HS seniors could get rewarded for best behavior

County high schools will have a big incentive for staying on their best behavior leading up to their final year.

January 23, 2012 | By Calli Arnold | Education


RES parent of the month

Jessica Smart has been chosen as "Parent of the Month" for January at Rincon Elementary School. She has one son, Antonio Lexie, who is in second grade.

January 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Education


STC to offer GED testing information sessions

SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College will offer general information sessions about GED testing at 2 p.m. on Jan. 25 and Feb. 22 and at 10 a.m. on Feb. 8. The one-hour sessions will be held at the STC Savannah Campus, 5717 White Bluff Road in the Academic Commons Building, Room B126.

January 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Education


In honor of former leader

Holly Usher, assistant principal at Ebenezer Middle School, presents the retired jersey of the late Ramona Lovett to Dr. Brenda Lovett on Friday afternoon. Ramona Lovett, who had been principal at EMS, passed away earlier this school year. The presentation was made between the South Effingham Middle School-EMS basketball games at Ebenezer Middle School.

January 16, 2012 | Staff Report | Education


Rawlins Honored as top rider

Emma Rawlins, 12, of Springfield, was among those honored at the annual Coastal Hunter Circuit year end banquet on Sunday night. She was awarded Reserve Champion in four separate classes, including 11 and under flat, 11 and under over 2 feet fences, Short Stirrup flat and Short Stirrup Hunter. She was also third overall in Short Stirrup over 2 feet fences. Rawlins is a sixth grader at Ebenezer Middle School and is the daughter of Shea and Chris Rawlins.

January 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Education


MGC honors three Effingham students

COCHRAN-Middle Georgia College Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Mary Lou Frank, has announced that three students from Effingham County have been cited for scholastic achievement during MGC's fall 2011 semester.

January 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Education


Local students picked to lead SOAR

Georgia Southern University has assembled its 2012 Southern's Orientation, Advisement, and Registration (SOAR) Team to help guide incoming freshmen through orientation during summer SOAR sessions.

January 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Education


GSU gets high marks in online degree rankings

Georgia Southern University's online graduate programs in business, education, information technology and nursing have been ranked among the nation's best in the first edition of Top Online Education Program rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

January 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Education


Schools say writing program is strong

Overall, the Effingham County School System believes its high school writing program is strong and continuing to improve.

January 09, 2012 | By Calli Arnold | Education


An early start for the 2012-13 school year

Effingham schools will start the 2012-13 year Aug. 1, with week-long breaks spaced throughout the year.

January 02, 2012 | By Calli Arnold | Education


ECHS FBLA gladly takes on the role of St. Nicholas

"Tis' the season for giving" as one might describe the holidays. Through all the hustle and bustle that accompanies the month of December, the fundamental concept of giving still remains a universal theme of Christmas, and one FBLA chapter was determined not to let Saint Nick be the only generous one.

January 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS FBLA attend leadership conference

On Nov. 11, Effingham County High School FBLA officers traveled to Athens to attend the Fall Leadership Conference. The officers participated in different leadership workshops based on the office they hold.

December 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


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Blandford students corner awards at Stock Market Game

Four students from Blandford Elementary School were honored recently at the Georgia Stock Market Game Awards Luncheon in Atlanta.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Orchestra awards scholarships

Hank Miles and Casie Wilson are the recipients of the Effingham Community Orchestra's fourth annual academic scholarships.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn Georgia Tech degrees

ATLANTA - The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students during its 247th commencement exercises.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Initiative expected to make college more affordable

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was one of three states chosen to receive a $1 million grant to lead an education initiative, Guided Pathways to Success (GPS), focused on making college more affordable, boosting college completion and saving taxpayers millions. The grant is funded by the Lumina Foundation in partnership with Complete College America.

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham high school students surpass state marks

Boosted by a substantial increase in economics scores, Effingham County's high school students fared better than the state averages in every subject of Georgia's end of course test this spring.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Helmly to get early start

Beth Helmly is another step closer to serving on the Effingham County Board of Education.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


EWIB scholarship recipients have big plans for future

David Lariscy enlisted in the Army National Guard while he was still in high school, and he plans to continue serving in the military while pursuing careers in engineering and education.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Rotary Club honors scholarship winners

Members of the Rotary Club of Effingham County honored the winners of the club's scholarships at their meeting Thursday.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Allen named GSBA district director

F. Lamar Allen, the Effingham County Board of Education's District 3 representative and chairman, was recently elected to serve as a district director for the Georgia School Boards Association.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students make dean's lists

Four local students named to Mercer dean's list

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Johnson eager to get on the sidelines for Georgia Southern

Effingham County High School honor graduate Abi Johnson visited several colleges, but ultimately one offered something none of the others could.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Long graduates from GCSU

MILLEDGEVILLE - Kate Long from Rincon earned a specialist in education degree majoring in special education from Georgia College during the spring commencement ceremonies.

May 29, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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