Congrats, Clay HS Students!

Congratulations to the following students for their recognition:

Lacyra Craig.  Lacyra, a junior at the Scioto County Career Technical Center, has been selected as a member of the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).  The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment. "On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice, and commitment that Lacyra has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence," said Claes Nobel, Chairman of the NSHSS. "Laycra is now a member of a unique community of scholars--a community that represents our very best hope for the future."  

Keith Cottle.  Keith, a senior, was selected as Clay High School's DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Award recipient.  He was nominated by the CHS staff and then selected by the senior class.  The award recognizes individuals who fulfill the qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership, and patriotism. Keith is the son of Marc and Jennifer Cottle of Portsmouth.

Caden Cline.  Caden, a sophomore, was selected as Clay High School's HOBY representative after being nominated by the school's staff and selected by the sophomore class as the 2017-2018 Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Award winner.  Caden will represent Clay High School at the H.O.B.Y. Leadership Conference.  Sophomores from across the state attended the HOBY Leadership seminar at Denison University in Columbus.  HOBY is designed to honor some of America's most outstanding students and further develop their leadership skills. HOBY leadership seminars bring together a select group of high school sophomores to interact with distinguished leaders in business, government, education, and other professions to discuss present and future issues. The goal is to provide them with a stimulating forum for learning about the American incentive system and the democratic process while broadening their understanding of their leadership potential and the quest for self-development. Caden is the son of Matt and Rhonda Cline of West Portsmouth.

Ian Grimm, Madison Nigh, & Garrett Stone. Ian, Madison, and Garrett were selected for the Asbury University Honors Band.  On average ninety-five students are selected from eight states. They performed in concert on November 18, 2017. Miss Alice Maggard is the CHS Band Director. 



2017-18 Clay Jr-Sr HS Honor Roll - First Nine Weeks

Clay Junior High/High School
Honor Roll - First Nine Weeks

6th Grade
All A’s – Evan Balestra, Megan King
A  Average - Hannah Felts, Eric Wang
B  Average – Addison Barney, Chloe Brashear, Mallory Cassidy, Maddison Chapman, Kaidyn Fannin, Nakina Fiffe,  Alexander Lockert, Marissa Morgan, Katelyn Ramey, Delaney Staker,

7th Grade
All A’s –  Allyssa Maynard
A  Average - Amelia Balestra, John Carter, Marilyn Colley, Amadea Everman,  Katelyn Fyfe, Carly Martin,Tyra Rawlins, Abigail Scott, Robert Stratton, Adrienne Whitley, Andrew Zuefle
B  Average –  Lilyan Buckler, Darian Carter, Morgan Eick, A’mari Harmon, Dalton Jackson, Madison Jackson, Preston Jackson, Tyrus Keeton, Timothy Lands, Cayden Maddix, CJ Robinson, Katelyn Smith, Conner Snellgrove, Angel Stump, Maggie Swayne, Mallory Swords, Ashton Whaley

8th Grade
All A’s – Gavin Cayton, Liam Garrison, Bailey Howard, Preslee Lutz, Kyleigh Oliver
A  Average  -  Owan Atkins-Plumlee, Mitchell King, Olivia Ramey, Austin Smith 
B  Average  -  Hailey Arnett, Robert Deal, Jacy Gearheart, Shealynn Gumbert, Tamara Henry, Nathan Penn, Carson Porginski, Connor Puckett, Mariah Smith, Lorraine Swords, Landon Thomas, Kailey Ware

9th Grade
All A's –  Andrew Brown, Emily Clausing, Clay Cottle, Regan Fyffe, Haley Knauff-Younce
A  Average –  Megan Bazler, Jacob Eick, Jaden Jessee, Mekenzie Loper, Shaley Munion, Mackenzie Penn, Taeghan Redoutey, Evan Woods, Jaymes Woods
B  Average – Corvan Clark, Dylan Collett, Chasten Davis, Sophia Gatti, Bailee Gillispie, Levi Hamilton, Maddison Leightenheimer, Shaden Malone, Jaedon Mustain, Noah Wright

10th Grade
All A's -  Jaelyn Warnock
A  Average -   Lauren Campbell, Gage Keller, Trinity Ketchell, Hannah Phipps
B  Average -  Dakota Dodds, Noah Downs, Kelsey Fowler, Shane Hannah, Chloe Hayslip, Nicholas Harries, Ashley Hurt, Caleb McNutt, Nahia Mendoza, Nicole Piccolo, Reece Whitley, Andrew Winn

11th Grade
All  A's -  Sophia Balestra, Aericah Barney, Cameron DeLotell,  Zachary Swayne, Shaelyn Vassar, Jensen Warnock
A  Average -  Lila Brown, Elisa Collins, Darby Garrett, Calvin Gerard, Delanie Gilliland, Ian Grimm, Chase Hudson, Hunter Mathias, Madison Nigh, Hannah Oliver, Tyler Phillips, Cassidy Wells, Sarah Widdowson
B  Average –  Tyler Hobbs, Taylor Lewis, Bradley McCleese, Mason Newton, Hannah Pauley, Alison Smith, Marco Valle, Abigale Ware

12th Grade
All  A's - Hunnter Adams, Alicia Bobst, Grant Cayton, Keith Cottle, Bethany Flannery, Abigail Osborn, Regan Osborn, Sydney Osborn, Jacob Wellman
A  Average - Keeton Brown, Lane Downey, Ryan Hinch, Lexie Hubbard, Kimberly Suttles, Julia Swain
B  Average – Jordan Little, Teddy McCall

Art Residency at Clay High School

Photographer Gary Harwood will work with art students at Clay High School this fall to assist in developing their photography and editing skills, and create visual images that tell a story in a project titled “In This Place.”

Harwood is a photographer, social documentarian, and visual storyteller from Kent, Ohio. He has taught photography at Kent State for over 20 years, and is co-author (with David Hassler) of the book, “Growing Season: The Life of a Migrant Community.”


Read more: Art Residency at Clay High School

Oak Hill HS & Clay HS Bands


It’s not often that fans are treated to three separate marching bands in a high school football game.

Normally, both high schools that are playing in the football game put on performances from their bands at halftime and in pregame. But what if your school doesn’t have a football team?

Such was the scenario for the Clay Panthers and their band. Clay was able to perform at home during basketball games, and for events like the Circleville Pumpkin Festival, but were never able to perform at a football game since the Panthers do not have a team.

That is, until Clay band director Alice Maggard was presented with an interesting opportunity from a fellow SOC school.

Read more: Oak Hill HS & Clay HS Bands

Clay's WSAZ "Best of the Class" 2017

Cole Gilliland & Alaina Stowers

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