2006 National Honor Society

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Clay Junior-Senior High School held its National Honor Society Induction on Friday, December 15, 2006, in the high school gymnasium. Four new students were inducted into Clay’s National Honor Society.

The new members include Megan Burchett, daughter of Bill and Gina Burchett of Rosemount; Justin Craft, son of Kevin and Cindy Craft of Rubyville; Casey Stapleton, daughter of Michelle Riggs and Carlos Stapleton of Portsmouth; and Brittany Weeks, daughter of Teddie and Denise Weeks of Lucasville and Sharon and Scott Thayer of Minford. Current NHS members include Aaron Bihl, Hayley Castle, Allison Dunn, and Tara Schuler. The speaker for the afternoon’s ceremony was Mrs. Ashley (Huff) Ferguson, a 2003 graduate of Clay High School. Mrs. Ferguson is currently completing her undergraduate work at Shawnee State University to become a registered nurse. Mrs. Ferguson is the daughter of Bob and Sandy Huff of Rosemount.

Members of the chapter are selected based on the criteria of character, leadership, scholarship, and service; and members must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher to be considered. Members are involved in many activities and service projects throughout the year. The advisor for the Clay National Honor Society is Mrs. Janet Deal. The Clay National Honor Society Chapter is sponsored by the New Boston Kiwanis.

2006-2007 DAR Awards


Congratulations, Hayley!
D.A.R. Good Citizen Award
 

Clay High School is proud to announce that Hayley Castle, daughter of Kevin and Lori Castle of Rosemount, is this year’s recipient of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award.  There were two other students nominated by the high school teachers for this award.  They were Aaron Bihl and Allison Dunn.  The criteria for selection included dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism.  The senior class, voting by secret ballot, then selected Hayley to receive the award. 

2006 Commencement

The Clay Local School District's Sixty-sixth Commencement Exercises were held on Sunday, May 28, 2006, at 3PM in the Clay High School gymnasium.

Clay High School - Class of 2006

Lauren Burns - Valedictorian
Michael Thacker - Salutatorian
Kalah Haney - Outstanding Vocational Students


Zachary Adkins, *Kimberly Albrecht, Joshua Bowen, *+Lauren Burns, Daniel Clifford, Jennifer Craft, Jessica Craft, *Cameron Donini, Katie Duduit, Drew Fitch, Kyle Fitzer, +Danny Frantz, Heather Haffner, Chris Hamilton, Kalah Haney, Lesley Hiles, David Lunsford, Justin Mayfield, Laci McKinney, Ryan Mosley, Drew Oliver, *Stephen Pelfrey, James Pinson, Josh Porter, +Bethany Prise, *+Ashley Speas, Courtney Spriggs, *+Michael Thacker, Cam Thoroughman, Joey Waldron, Rebekah Watson, Matt Whisman, & Robin Wolfe

* National Honor Society Members
+ Honors Diploma


Scholarships (as of 05/30/06)

Lauren Burns
- Ohio Academic Excellence ($8,820), SSU Academic Excellence ($22,032), Coca-Cola Enterprises ($5,000), JLS Century ($8,000), Avon Foundation ($2,000), & Clay Alumni ($1,000)

Katie Duduit - Presidential Freedom/Marshall Memorial ($1,000), Medical Mutual Insurance ($500), Clay Alumni ($1,000), Clay Employees ($500), & Red Cross ($500)

Danny Frantz - Glockner Community Service ($500) & SSU Freshman ($1,000)

Heather Haffner - Presidential Freedom/USEC ($1,000) & SSU Tuition Waiver ($22,032)

Lesley Hiles - Portsmouth Area Jaycees ($500)

Laci McKinney - SSU Freshman ($500)

Ryan Mosley - SSU Freshman ($500), Spriggs Family ($1,000), Portsmouth Kiwanis ($4,000), & Red Cross ($500)

Drew Oliver - SSU Freshman ($500), Spriggs Family/Scioto County Firefighters ($1,000), Clay Alumni ($1,000), & Red Cross ($500)

Bethany Prise - Mt. Vernon Nazarene Academic Excellence ($12,000), Challenge Grant ($1,550), Opporunity Grant ($3,300), Ohio Choice Grant ($900), & Clay Alumni ($1,000)

Ashley Speas - SSU Freshmen ($500)

Courtney Spriggs - Clay Alumni ($1,000) 

Michael Thacker - SSU Academic Excellence ($22,032)

Cam Thoroughman - WVU Athletic ($140,000)

Rebekah Watson - SSU Freshman ($500) 

Robin Wolfe - SSU Freshman ($500) & McElhaney Honors ($1,500)

Clay graduates have received approximately $262,500 in scholarship money this year.  Over the last five years, Clay graduates have received approximately $1.4 million in scholarship money.

 

Class Song"  "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd

Class Motto:  "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else."  Judy Garland

Class Flower:  Forget-me-not

Class Colors:  Aqua & Black

This year's commencement speaker was Dr. Craig Miller, a 1996 graduate of Clay High School.

2006 Graduates Receive Scholarships

Congratulations to the recipients of the alumni scholarships!

The Clay High School Alumni Association awarded scholarships to five members of the 2006 graduating class.  The members who recieved the scholarships were Bethany Prise, James R. Goad, Class of 1966, Memorial Scholarship; Lauren Burns and Katie Dudiut, Clay Alumni Scolarships; Courtney Spriggs, Alfred and Terry McCain Scholarship;  and Derik Oliver, Jane Ann Thomas Hiatt Memorial Scholarship.  Shirley Conklin, Clay Alumni executive secretary, presented the scholarships to the recipients.  She was assisted by the Vice Presendent Larue Horsley and the treasurer,  Dave Richard.  The alumni association is  proud of those students who were awarded alumni scholarships.

For more information about the alumni scholarships or about the alumni association, contact Shirley Conklin at 740-354-6595.

2006 Awards Banquet

The Clay High School Awards Banquet was held on Tuesday, May 16, 2006, in the high school gymnasium at 6:30 PM. 

To begin the evening, Mrs. Moore gave out art awards, Mrs. Claxon along with Cynthia Hamm and Connie Estep recognized science fair winners, Miss Maggard and Mrs. Sherman honored Encore/Choir and band students, Mrs. Parkes recognized her academic teams and library workers, Mrs. Redden gave out yearbook recognition, and Mr. Warnock said thanks to the office/ISS workers.  During the evening the honor roll students and those having exemplary attendance during the year were also honored by Ms. Boldman. 


Lauren Burns - CHS Valedictorian & WSAZ "Best of the Class"

Michael Thacker - CHS Salutatorian

Kalah Haney - Outstanding Vocational Student

Academic Awards
Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award
- Justin Craft
Kodak Yound Leaders Award - Hayley Castle
OHSAA Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award - Drew Fitch & Katie Duduit
OHSAA Scholar Athletes - Lauren Burns & Michael Thacker
Wendy's High School Heisman Award - Cam Thoroughman & Katie Duduit
U.S. Marine Scholastic Award - Katie Duduit & Cam Thoroughman
Hugh O'Brian Leadership Award - Shane Keen
D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution) Award - Ryan Mosley
University of Rochester Humanities/Social Science Award - Tara Schuler

Academic Competition Teams
CJHS
- Bethany Coffey, Amanda Collins, Jennifer Gookin, Ethan Penix, Kyle Pollard, Brian Summers, & Autumn Thompson
CHS - Shayna Clark, Bethany HEss, Morgan Jackson, Alyssa Lemaster, Kristen McClellan, Casey Stapleton, & Morgan White

Art Awards - Shane Caseman, Daniel Clifford, Kyle Fitzer, Ryan Mosley, Cameron Donini, and Drew Fitch

CHS Perfect Attendance - Robert Bauer, Laura Bussler, Justin Clevenger, Alli Crippen, Allison Dunn, Jodi Huston, Kristen McClellan, & Shawn Ratcliff

CJHS Perfect Attendance - Katherine Bauer, Molly McCroskey, & Nina Trankina

Library Service - Courtney Spriggs (4 years), Zach Nolan, Chad Smith, & Jimmy Whitt

Spelling Bee Winner - Kyle Pollard (8th) 

Outstanding Junior High Students
Eighth:  Natalie Thacker & Morgan Garrett
Seventh:  Katherine Bauer & Tim Large


Scholarships (as of 05/30/06)
Lauren Burns
- Ohio Academic Excellence ($8,820), SSU Academic Excellence ($22,032), Coca-Cola Enterprises ($5,000), JLS Century ($8,000), Avon Foundation ($2,000), & Clay Alumni ($1,000)

Katie Duduit - Presidential Freedom/Marshall Memorial ($1,000), Medical Mutual Insurance ($500), Clay Alumni ($1,000), Clay Employees ($500), & Red Cross ($500)

Danny Frantz - Glockner Community Service ($500) & SSU Freshman ($1,000)

Heather Haffner - Presidential Freedom/USEC ($1,000) & SSU Tuition Waiver ($22,032)

Lesley Hiles - Portsmouth Area Jaycees ($500)

Laci McKinney - SSU Freshman ($500)

Ryan Mosley - SSU Freshman ($500), Spriggs Family ($1,000), Portsmouth Kiwanis ($4,000), & Red Cross ($500)

Drew Oliver - SSU Freshman ($500), Spriggs Family/Scioto County Firefighters ($1,000), Clay Alumni ($1,000), & Red Cross ($500)

Bethany Prise - Mt. Vernon Nazarene Academic Excellence ($12,000), Challenge Grant ($1,550), Opporunity Grant ($3,300), Ohio Choice Grant ($900), & Clay Alumni ($1,000)

Ashley Speas - SSU Freshmen ($500)

Courtney Spriggs - Clay Alumni ($1,000) 

Michael Thacker - SSU Academic Excellence ($22,032)

Cam Thoroughman - WVU Athletic ($140,000)

Rebekah Watson - SSU Freshman ($500) 

Robin Wolfe - SSU Freshman ($500) & McElhaney Honors ($1,500)

Clay graduates have received approximately $262,500 in scholarship money this year.  Over the last five years, Clay graduates have received approximately $1.4 million in scholarship money. 

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