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McCoy earns master teacher certification
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Effingham County Middle School’s Johnathon McCoy recently earned Master Teacher certification from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, bringing Effingham County’s number of Master Teachers to 14.

The Master Teacher program recognizes certified K-12 public school teachers with at least three years of teaching experience in Georgia who consistently demonstrate excellence in the classroom through gains in student achievement.

Marlow’s Cooper Forston wins contest
Marlow Elementary fourth-grader Cooper Fortson recently won a logo contest the Effingham Supporters of Gifted Students held for its parent support group.

Forston’s “Use the Brain” logo was voted the winner among entries submitted by 58 students.

Delaney Richardson, a second-grader at Guyton Elementary, took second place with “Think, Prepare, Work, Solve, Learn.”

The third-place finisher was Ebenezer Middle seventh-grader Marina Van Sickle’s “Recognition, Support, Achievement” entry, and honorable mention went to Ebenezer Middle eighth-grader Rachel Hartmann for “Bee Inventive, Bee Creative, Bee YOU!”

“We appreciate the children’s creativity in this contest,” said Effingham County Schools Superintendent Randy Shearouse.