2014 State Junior Livestock Judging Champions



Fifteen Echols  County students competed against area high schools at the Model United Nations High School Competition at Valdosta State University.  The team represented the countries of United States of America, Spain and Russia as they met in committees and negotiated to write resolutions with students representing other countries. Research regarding the topics was conducted before the conference in order to write a formal Position Paper for judging.  Students were expected to act in character as the countries’ delegates.  Some of the topics that were discussed were Nuclear Accident Prevention, Managing the Syrian Refugee Crisis in the Middle East, Enhancing International Cooperation on the Implementation of Counter-Terrorism, and Examining the Economic and Environmental Effects of Natural Disasters. The Echols students representing Spain and Russia were awarded the Honorable Delegation Awards for their outstanding performance.  The Secretary General of the VSU Model UN Team, Alexandra Fortes, presented the delegates with their awards at the closing ceremonies Wednesday, March 5, 2014.













Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Participants

Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY) programs provide youth with unique leadership training to make a better world and a better society. Each program strives to follow the HOBY motto of teaching young leaders "how to think, not what to think"---creatively, critically and compassionately.  This year three Echols County students will attend the 2014 State Leadership Seminar.  Echols County High School has one student to return as a 2014 Ambassador and two sophomores that are HOBY Nominees in the June weekend conference. They were chosen based on their academic ability and their leadership qualities.






Echols County Elementary/Middle School and Echols County High School are both Title I schools.

Echols County Schools is proud to announce that neither Echols County Elementary/Middle School nor Echols County High School have the designation of Priority, Focus or Alert Schools for 2013-2014.



Reaching Excellence Through Teamwork


The mission of the Echols County Schools System is to include all stakeholders in providing students with a rigorous curriculum and access to technology that will enable all students to reach their maximum potential in a safe, nurturing environment.