South Effingham Middle School held their annual pageant on April 6, 2013. Elizabeth Kicklighter was crowned the winner. Haley Johnson was 1st runner up and Victoria Farrar was 2nd runner up. Other winners included, Summer Roslin-Spirit of SEMS, Bailey Yarbrough-Academic Award, Elizabeth Kicklighter-Miss Photogenic, Maggie Poff-Miss 6th Grade, Kimberly Schwartz-Miss 7th grade, Miss 8th Grade-Madelin Luther.
The Mission of South Effingham Middle School is to inspire all students to become confident, internally motivated, lifelong learners through challenging educational experiences.