On May 10, more than 40 volunteers from Georgia-Pacific descended on South Effingham Middle School to host a field day for the students.
The day started off with the students learning the importance of the Savannah River Mill to the economy of Effingham County and general information about the mill. The students then witnessed first hand a paper making demonstration.
Throughout the day students competed in a variety of fun events that all had one thing in common — the events all centered around paper products that Georgia-Pacific produces. Points were given to the first, second and third place homerooms at each grade level. The culminating event was a mummy wrapping of the grade level homeroom winning teacher. The grade level that won the final event won the right to throw a pie in the face of their assistant principal.
Because of a controversial judging situation a tie was declared and three of the school administrators, Terri Powers, Amanda Kessler and Wallace Blackstock, all received pies in the face.
The field day was coordinated by G-P employees Samantha Papa and Abdul Salvador. Every student received a G-P field day T-shirt and a sling bag filled with various gifts from Georgia-Pacific.