Clay Wilfong

Newark High School

Nomination Statement

“Clay Wilfong, the son of Ellen and Mark Wilfong of Newark, has earned a rank of second in his class while taking a very rigorous schedule at Newark High School. Aside from excellence in academics he is a talented athlete and loves the game of soccer. He volunteered during the past two summers as a camp counselor for Newark’s Parks and Recreation Department. He has been active in the Science Olympiad Team. He will study computer science in college and wants to work in that field. Clay is fun-loving, creative, curious, and has a very strong work ethic.”

“What’s inspired me to do well has been my parents, who have always told me to enjoy the present, but to keep an eye on the future. They have consistently been people that I look up to, as they have always excelled at their respective jobs, but still make enough time to care for their family. I see school as a way to secure my future, so I have tried my best to do well just as my parents would.”