Clay High School (Green Cove Springs, Florida)
|Clay High School|
|Green Cove Springs, FL, USA
|Motto||"Once a Blue Devil always a Blue Devil"|
|School district||School District of Clay County|
|Principal||Peter J. McCabe|
|Number of students||1700 in 2010|
|Campus size||10 acres (40,000 m2)|
|Color(s)||Royal Blue and White|
Clay High School is a four-year high school located in Green Cove Springs, Florida.
As Clay High School is named after the county it is located in, Clay County, it is indirectly named for Henry Clay, Sr. Clay was a dominant figure in both the First Party System to 1824, and the Second Party System after that. Known as "The Great Compromiser" and "The Great Pacifier" for his ability to bring others to agreement, he was the founder and leader of the Whig Party and a leading advocate of programs for modernizing the economy, especially tariffs to protect industry, a national bank, and internal improvements to promote canals, ports and railroads.
Clay High School was the first high school in Clay County, and served every city in the county, including Keystone Heights, Green Cove Springs, Orange Park, Penny Farms, and all the unincorporated towns in the county.
Clay High School was located at the Green Cove Middle school, but now it has been moved to a much larger building off of SR 16, about 2 miles from the original school.
- Nolan Carroll, Jr - defensive back for the Miami Dolphins, NFL
- Cliff Avril - defensive end for the Detroit Lions, NFL
- Bert V. Royal- wrote the screen line to the film Easy A. In the movie, the school mascot is a Blue Devil in the beginning. The film briefly features the Blue Devils as their school mascot and the film also refers to Palatka, Florida; a town just south of Green Cove Springs, not too far from the location of Clay High School.
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