Clay MS Spelling Bee 2016

The 2016-17 Clay Middle School Spelling Bee was held Thursday, December 8, 2016, at the Clay HS/MS Library. The following sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students represented their classes in the school bee:  

Sixth graders:  Jonathan Dean, Alliyah Maynard, Katelyn Smith, and Andrew Zuefle

Seventh graders:  Gavin Blevins, Liam Garrison, Matt Mogan, and Connor Puckett

Eighth graders:  Andrew Brown, Corvan Clark, James Marsh, and Evan Woods

Clay's 2016-17 Middle School Spelling Bee Champion is Liam Garrison, a seventh grader and son of Kara Copeland and Bill Garrison.  Liam will represent Clay MS in the Scioto County Spelling Bee.  The runner-up, who will act as alternate, is Andrew Brown.  Andrew is an eighth grader and son of Erica and Jason Willis.

Panther Cards - First Nine Weeks 2016-2017

 Panther Card Requirements

Gold Card
 Amelia Balestra, Jonathon Dean, Alliyah Maynard, Allyssa Maynard, Abigail Scott, Andrew Zuefle, Gavin Cayton, Taryn Bussler, Liam Garrison, Jacy Gearheart, Bailey Howard, Preslee Lutz, Andrew Brown, Jaden Jessee, Makenzie Penn, Elias Robson, Noah Wright, Lauren Campbell, Alyssa Piccolo, Sophia Balestra, Lila Brown, Elisa Collins, LaCyra Craig, Cameron DeLotell, Darby Garrett, Delanie Gilliland, Taylor Lewis, Hunter Mathias, Madison Nigh, Tyler Phillips, Shaelyn Vassar, Cassidy Wells, Sarah Widdowson, Hunter Armstrong, Alicia Bobst, Grant Cayton, Keith Cottle, Lane Downey, Bethany Flannery, Ryan Hinch, Jordan Little, Savannah Moore, Abigail Osborn, Regan Osborn, Sydney Osborn, Jacob Wellman, Samantha Willis, Shannon Copeland, Akyah Downey, Cole Gilliland, Grant Hempill, Nate Hinze, Ethan Newton, & Brody Riffe
Blue Card
Preston Jackson, Casey Robinson, Conner Snellgrove, Hailey Arnett, Rajvir Hanjra, Bailey Brooks, Ashley Hurt, Kaeleigh Meade, Gage Moore, Reece Whitley, Chase Hudson, Bradley McCleese, Mason Newton, Lane Downey, McGwire Garrison, Katelyn Hoover, & Jordon Little
White Card
Dalton Jackson, James Marsh, James Prater, Tanner Richards, William Garrison, Garrett Stone, & Dylan Wilson

Moore Receives Alma Mater Recognition

Congratulations to Tiffany Moore (Shanks), Clay Jr.-Sr. High art teacher, on her induction into the Poland Seminary High School Sports Hall of Fame on September 16, 2016. There was a Hall of Fame tailgate party prior to the pre-game induction ceremony that included former coaches, staff, inductees, and their families.
Tiffany was a very versatile athlete for the Bulldogs excelling in softball, soccer, and track while also marching with the band and flag line. In softball, Tiffany was a 4-year letter winner at centerfield and 4-year MVC 1st team All-Conference selection. She was selected to the 2nd team All-State and the All-North Eastern Ohio team her junior and senior years. She was also invited to play in the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association summer tournament her junior and senior years. Her batting average her senior year was .458 with 5 home runs and 19 steals. In soccer, Tiffany was a 4-year letter winner and was selected 1st team MVC her sophomore through senior seasons. She was also selected to the 1st team All-Greater Akron and Gold All-Star teams 3 years in a row. Her senior year she was chosen as one of Youngstown Vindicator’s area High School Stars of the Week. Tiffany was selected to the TEAMSUSA 1990 European Select Youth Soccer Team (U18) and toured Europe for a month competing in the Gothia, Dana, and Holland Cups. Tiffany finished her senior year with 23 goals and 3 assists. In track, Tiffany lettered only participating her junior year. Her events included the 100m dash, long jump, and anchored the 4X100 relay. She was 1st team All-Conference, All-County Qualifier (100m dash) and OHSAA District Qualifier (100m dash - 13.2). Tiffany also participated in the Marching Band (trombone) and Flagline where she was a 4-year letter winner. Aside from marching for football games, the band competed in a number of competitions including traveling to Canada and Orlando.
Tiffany then continued her sports career at Shawnee State University on an athletic scholarship to play softball and soccer. She also was a cheerleader and the mascot. She received numerous awards for her athletic achievements while at SSU. Some achievements were being a NAIA softball All-American and Scholar Athlete. NAIA Great Lakes All-Region, NAIA All-Tournament Team, and NAIA National Tournament Individual Record holder for most doubles. MOC Scholar Athlete, MOC 1st Team All-Conference, and MOC Player of the Week. Shawnee State Individual Record Holder for stolen bases (43-45), 2nd highest batting average at .443 and has All-Time roster honors for both softball and soccer. At centerfield,she helped her team earn two National Championship team rings. Tiffany cheered just one year at Shawnee State, but she became the University’s mascot for two years and earned UCA camp ratings of Excellent and Superior, including an overall Superior camp trophy.
Soon after graduating from Shawnee State University, Tiffany received her Master of Education in Classroom Teaching from the University of Rio Grande. She is now starting her 20th year of teaching art in the Clay Local School District.

2016-17 Clay HS Honor Roll - First Nine Weeks

Clay MS & HS Honor Roll
First Nine Weeks



6th Grade

All A’s - Jonathan Dean, Allyssa Maynard, Tyra Rawlins, Abigail Scott

A Average -  Amelia Balestra, Alliyah Maynard

B Average -  Lilyan Buckler, Darian Carter, Marilyn Colley, Amadea Everman, Katelyn Fyfe, Derrick Hammond, Timothy Lands, Carly Martin, Katelyn Smith, Conner Snellgrove, Robert Stratton, Mallory Swords, Andrew Zuefle

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