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GaDOE Announces 2020 Georgia Scholars

Through the Georgia Scholar program, the Georgia Department of Education identifies and honors high school seniors who have achieved excellence in school and community life. Georgia Scholars are students who have carried exemplary course loads during the four years of high school; who performed excellently in all courses; who successfully participated in interscholastic events at their schools and in their communities; and who have assumed active roles in extracurricular activities sponsored by their schools.  Each Georgia Scholar receives a seal for his or her diploma.

“It is always special to recognize a new class of Georgia Scholars, but I have to say it is even more meaningful to recognize these students from the class of 2020,” Superintendent Woods said. “In the face of disappointing circumstances and delayed plans, these students have displayed great resilience, maturity, and grace. I am honored to recognize their accomplishments and wish them well as they proceed into futures that, despite this temporary setback, are still worthy of great hope.”

The Georgia Department of Education recognized 295 graduating seniors this year and Effingham County School District is proud to have 11 students from our high schools on that list. Congratulations to the following Georgia Scholars:

Steven Boyles   Effingham County High School
Kristen Clark   South Effingham High School
Katlyn Davis   South Effingham High School
Nathan Dickey   Effingham County High School
Rachel Dukarski   South Effingham High School
Daniel Ehret   South Effingham High School
Jeffrey Cooper Fortson   South Effingham High School
Anna Freeman   South Effingham High School
Lily Parrish   South Effingham High School
Brenton Roden   South Effingham High School
Zachary Trinh   South Effingham High School