- Clay High School (Indiana)
Clay High School Established 1939 Type Public secondary Principal Mansour Eid Students 1,403 Grades 9–12 Location South Bend, Indiana, USA Coordinates Coordinates: Campus Urban Colors Purple, Black, and Gold Mascot Colonial Rival South Bend Washington Yearbook Minuteman Newspaper The Colonial Military United States Air Force JROTC Website Web Site
Canned food drive
Clay High School's hosts an annual canned food drive for the community of South Bend . Through donations of non-perishable goods, as well as monetary donations, students regularly collect the equivalent of nearly 100,000 canned goods. The food drive concludes with a "Mad Dash for Cans" which usually brings in well over half of the projected total.
As Clay High School is the Magnet High School for the Visual and Performing Fine Arts, it offers various fine arts classes such as dance, theatre tech, music theory, drawing, photography, ceramics, and piano/keyboarding. Clay also offers a unique Fine Arts Connection course which traces the relationships in the fine arts throughout history with hands-on activities. All magnet students are entitled to free private music lessons.
Advanced courses in Clay High School's music department require auditions. For those not interested in auditioning, basic classes are offered such as Mixed Choir, Orchestra, and Band, which is directed by Shawn Harrington, Denise Kuehner, and Gary Kurtis respectively. More advanced classes, such as Swing Choir, Advanced Choir, Women's Choir, Chamber Orchestra, and Jazz Band, require auditions (which usually occur at the beginning or end of the school year). The band, orchestra, and swing choir have all received Gold Division awards at ISSMA competitions.
Magnet grants also allow the school to perform four theatrical performances each school year: one play, two musicals, and a series of one act plays. The school's thespian group performs shortened versions of these plays along with monologues and skits for competitions.
Visual Arts has also thrived. Since the beginning of the magnet program, many artists from Clay have attained varies from many contests such as the Scholastics Art and Writing. Visual Arts has established a strong base in the magnet program, create future artists respectively.
Football- Head coach Joe Szajko took over in 2008. Clay got its fifth 9 win season in 2010 after losing to Concord in the sectional.
- David Seager - computer graphics supervisor, Sony Pictures Imageworks http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1437456/
- Dean Norris - Actor, has had parts in many films including Total Recall, and Lethal Weapons 2
- Alexander Goldfand - Founder of Migplunk LLC, Ukraine. First Colonial in Space 2012?
- Jon Gruden - Super Bowl XXXVII champion coach and former coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Alida Marroni - Keyboardist/vocalist for 1997
- Constance Murdock - Member of Purdue University's national championship-winning 1999 women's basketball team
- Lee Nailon - Russian Basketball Super League player, took Clay to the Indiana State Championship in 1994
- Don Schlundt - Member of Indiana University's NCAA Championship-winning 1953 men's basketball team
- Jaraan Cornell - Former Purdue basketball player, owns the most made three pointers in school history with 242 treys. Scored 30 points in the 1994 Indiana State Finals game.
The Northern Indiana Athletic Conference (NIAC) Current membership Former membershipEast Chicago (Senators) • East Chicago Roosevelt • East Chicago Roosevelt (Rough Riders) • East Chicago Washington • Elkhart (Blue Blazers) • Elkhart Memorial (Crimson Chargers) • Fort Wayne North Side (Redskins) • Gary Emerson (Golden Tornadoes) • Gary Froebel (Blue Devils) • Gary Mann (Horsemen) • Gary Tolleston (Blue Raiders) • Gary Wallace (Hornets) • Goshen (Redskins) • Hammond (Wildcats) • Hammond Clark (Pioneers) • Hammond Tech (Tigers) • LaPorte (Slicers) • Michigan City (Red Devils) • Michigan City Elston (Red Devils) • Plymouth (Rockies) • South Bend (Bears) • South Bend Central (Bears) • South Bend LaSalle (Lions) • Valparaiso (Vikings) • Whiting (Oilers)
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