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Seven Effingham County seniors are among 2024’s Georgia Scholars
Georgia Department of Education is recognizing 177 graduating seniors across Georgia as 2024 Georgia Scholars
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Special to the Herald

The Georgia Department of Education identifies and honors high school seniors who have achieved excellence in school and community life through the Georgia Scholar program. Each honoree receives a seal for their diploma.

“These 177 Georgia students have made our state proud through their stellar efforts in the classroom and in their communities,” Superintendent Woods said. “The Georgia Scholar designation is a recognition of their leadership and diligence. I wish them great success as they continue into their futures, and know they will continue to contribute to their communities and to our state.”

Georgia Scholars carried exemplary course loads during their four years of high school, performed excellently in all courses, successfully participated in interscholastic events within their schools and communities, and assumed leadership roles in extracurricular activities sponsored by their schools.

The Effingham County students selected as Georgia Scholars are Nathaniel Hayes and Sean Mahoney from Effingham County High; and Zair Magallanes Campoy, Bailey Kendziorski, Natalie Heape, Caleigh Watson, and Nathaniel Wicker from South Effingham High School.

“Effingham County Schools is incredibly proud of our seven outstanding Georgia Scholars. They exemplify our district's values and showcase our students' remarkable talent and dedication,” said Effingham County School Superintendent Dr. Yancy Ford.

“Their achievements reflect their commitment to excellence and the unwavering support and guidance of our educators, families, and community. We congratulate them on this well-deserved honor and know they will continue to make us proud as they embark on their future endeavors,” Dr. Ford added.