Ashlyn Wiggins, a seventh grader from Ebenezer Middle School, was stunned when the judges nodded that she had spelled her final word correctly.
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.
More than 50 volunteers spent their Saturday morning digging in the dirt at Guyton Elementary School.
County high schools will have a big incentive for staying on their best behavior leading up to their final year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Overall, the Effingham County School System believes its high school writing program is strong and continuing to improve.
Effingham schools will start the 2012-13 year Aug. 1, with week-long breaks spaced throughout the year.
"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.
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.
Four students from Blandford Elementary School were honored recently at the Georgia Stock Market Game Awards Luncheon in Atlanta.
Hank Miles and Casie Wilson are the recipients of the Effingham Community Orchestra's fourth annual academic scholarships.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students during its 247th commencement exercises.
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.
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.
Beth Helmly is another step closer to serving on the Effingham County Board of Education.
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.
Members of the Rotary Club of Effingham County honored the winners of the club's scholarships at their meeting Thursday.
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.
Four local students named to Mercer dean's list
Effingham County High School honor graduate Abi Johnson visited several colleges, but ultimately one offered something none of the others could.
MILLEDGEVILLE - Kate Long from Rincon earned a specialist in education degree majoring in special education from Georgia College during the spring commencement ceremonies.