Liberty County is well on its way to becoming home of the world's largest crayon after the colorful wax rolled in by the pounds toward the end of the school year.
The 47th annual Natural Resources Conservation Workshop was held June 8-12 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. The workshop, which included 159 Georgia high school students - eight of which were from the U.S. Virgin Islands - and two chaperones, has graduated approximately 11,410 participants. Students from throughout Georgia attended a week's worth of activities such as field trips and classroom functions with opportunities to earn college scholarships at the end of the week.
ATLANTA - Georgians can now make tax credit-eligible charitable contributions to the Greater Opportunities for Access to Learning program. The GOAL program manages student scholarship organizations, which provide scholarships for students in public schools to attend private schools. This scholarship mechanism is the result of House Bill 1133, which was carried in the Senate by Senator Eric Johnson, R-Savannah.
Charleston Harbor, S.C. - A spectacular roster of American patriots headlined the 2008 Youth Leadership Conference held on board the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown at Patriots Point. Rising junior and senior high school students from throughout the southeastern United States attended this challenging four-day conference, June 25-27.
Tabeter Robinson graduated from South University on June 21, earning a Master's of Arts degree in Professional Counseling with an above 3.0 grade point average.
Georgians can now make tax credit-eligible charitable contributions to the Greater Opportunities for Access to Learning program.
The pat on the back Chary Williams received last month during a reception was more of push forward to pursue her dreams.
The monthly meeting of board of education had a lengthy discussion on possibly revamping the structure of alternative school for middle school students.
Tybee Island Marine Science Center is preparing to hold its 2008 Sea Camp, which will include hands-on and interactive learning activities. Campers will experience multi-sensory learning adventures on the beach and in the science center, and develop science skills during exploration of the coastal environment. Classes are available for campers from pre-k through fifth grade. Call 786-5917 or go to www.tybeemarinescience.org for more information.
Even though it is summer vacation, two recent graduates from Bradwell Institute will still have books on the brain, as they sign up for classes and make arrangements with roommates to prepare for their first year of college.
Live Oak Public Libraries programs at the Liberty Branch Library and Midway-Riceboro Branch Library
ATLANTA - Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson has named Terry Elam, the president of Augusta Technical College, as the interim president of Savannah Technical College.
Smiley Elementary School, Principal Sandy Jones will be leaving the Long County school system to take a position with the Liberty County Board of Education.
With soft piano music playing in the background, elementary students at Button Gwinnett had their paintings and drawings professionally framed, displayed and made available for purchase during an art show May 16.
The Youth Entrepreneurship Summer Program (YESP) is still accepting applicants. The camp - open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors - runs June 16-July 11, 8:30 a.m.-noon weekdays. To register or get more information, contact Keenya Mosley at 912-356-2836 or email@example.com
The Long County Board of Education recently recognized Harriet Chapman as the school system's special-education teacher of the year. She received a plaque at a recent board meeting.
Why go into heavy debt and disrupt your life for a certification of business training that you can get essentially for free? That's the question Laurie Pickard asked when she launched her No-Pay MBA project in August of 2013, setting out to earn an MBA using Massive Online Courses, or MOOCs.
Zaytuna, a small liberal arts college in Berkeley, California, has been granted accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The accreditation makes Zaytuna the first accredited Muslim college in the United States, reports Education News.
Brandon Standard, of Allenhurst, a senior, was named to the dean's list of Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts for the fall 2014 semester. Inclusion on this list requires students to meet grade-point-average standards specific to the college or school within the university.
In 1987, Congress passed a resolution designating the month of March as "Women's History Month," a tradition that each president since Ronald Reagan has honored.
The Long County Board of Education learned during its March 10 meeting that all state tests would eventually be taken on a computer.
Bradwell Institute won its second consecutive state Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl championship March 7.
Long County High School students recently planted a tree at the school to commemorate Georgia Arbor Day.
Catherine Wood from Hinesville won a $500 tuition grant at the recent Stallion Day event at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton.
David McGee, a sixth-grader at First Presbyterian Christian Academy, recently performed with the Middle School Honor Band for the Georgia Music Educators Association's first district.
Though only in its third year of operation, the Liberty College and Career Academy is making its presence known in the trade-skills competition circuit.
First grade A Honor Roll
The Hinesville Rotary Club heard from Liberty County School administrators on the state of the district and its plans at the club's meeting last week.
Students are choosing fruits in the cafeteria line more now than in 2012, when nutrition changes for school lunches were implemented, according to a study from Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut, The New York Times reported.
The 2015 Long County STAR student and teacher were honored by the Long County Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 23.