2 May Clay County Academic Team Wins State Championship May 2, 2016 By Laura Pavlus News Clay County, A rated schools, florida schools, workforce development, academic team, academic tournament 0 The Clay County Academic Team recently won the state championship — a rigorous high school academic tournament launched in 1986. Clay won the 2016 Commissioner’s Academic Challenge Division II State Championship by competing in four rounds of academic competition. The competition was April 21-23 at Walt Disney World. During the tournament, players are asked questions from the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, the fine arts, world languages — French and Spanish — physical education, health, and technology. High school educations from throughout Florida write the questions. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE The Clay team was selected after the regular high school academic seasons. Students qualified for the team by taking a placement test. The team then practiced weekly from January until the competition. The team members are Nabeel Farooq, a junior at Ridgeview High School; Jaeger Henderson, a junior at Oakleaf High School; Erik Horning, a senior at Ridgeview High School; Michael Mancil, a junior at Orange Park High School; and Daniel Olis, a junior at Ridgeview High School. Clay County school district Academic Coach Susan McInarnay and Ken Remsen, academic coach at Orange Park High School, coached the team. Each student received a $500 scholarship, a Florida High School Athletic Association ribbon, and a championship ring provided by Herff Jones. Nabeel Farooq was also chosen to represent Clay County on Team Florida and received an additional $1,000 scholarship. By Teresa Stepzinski: 904.359.4075 Jacksonville.com - April 30, 2016 Related Clay Branding Study - Proposed New County Logo and a New County Seal After a year of talk and expectation, county commissioners have given the order to finalize a new logo and branding scheme for the county they hope will spur intrigue, tourism and economic growth countywide. Here are the drafts of a proposed new county logo and a new county seal. Will Ketchum of Burdette-Ketchum, which created the brand, suggested the new county seal would also differentiate Clay County, Florida from the other 17 counties named Clay throughout the U.S. Clay Commission Discussing Rebranding County Image The Clay County Commission this month is expected to consider recommendations to showcase the county’s natural, historic and recreational resources as well as its communities to best attract tourism, new businesses and residents. Clay County Home to Top Ranking ZIP Codes Clay County is proud to have 5 of the top 18 ranking ZIP codes for year-over-year growth in average single-family homes in Northeast Florida. Construction of the First Coast Express is fueling this increase. Clay County population growth projections are by-far the largest in the region for the next 10 to 15 years. Concurrently, 77% of Clay County residents commute into neighboring counties to work. Clay County is home to the second highest wage earners in the region. To learn more about business opportunities in Clay County, Florida call 904.375.9394. Clay County's Pitch in the Park Hopes to Give County's Entrepreneurs the Stage for Success Clay County entrepreneurs are looking to give local innovators a chance to be in the spotlight, with the county’s first innovation festival, Pitch in the Park. Eighteen entrepreneurs were selected to present their startup ideas at 10 a.m. on January 21st at Town Hall Park in Orange Park. Each person will have two minutes to present their ideas to a panel of three judges and the audience. Clay County Schools One Point Away from "A" District Letter Grade The Clay County School District was one point away from being named an “A” District in recent scores released last week by the Florida Department of Education for the 2016-2017 school year. Commercial Real Estate Brokers Win Award for Industrial Lease of the Year Which Facilitated the Expansion of Calavo Growers to Clay County. Calavo Growers in Green Cove Springs was the Industrial Lease of the Year for Nathan Rogers at CBRE and John Richardson and Bryan Bartlett at Newmark Grubb Phoenix Realty Group. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.