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Kofa High School
is a high school
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in Yuma, Arizona
Yuma is a city in and the county seat of Yuma County, Arizona, United States. It is located in the southwestern corner of the state, and the population of the city was 77,515 at the 2000 census, with a 2008 Census Bureau estimated population of 90,041....
. It is a part of the Yuma Union High School District
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It was the second high school to be established in the community. The school shares its name with the Kofa Mountains
The Kofa Mountains is the central mountain range comprising the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, about 60 miles northeast of Yuma, Arizona in the southwestern part of the state...
which itself was named for the rich King of Arizona gold mine, discovered in King Valley in 1896 and active from 1897 to 1910. The mine used to stamp its property "K of A", and is commonly known as the Kofa Mine. The school draws its mascot, the King, from the King of Arizona mine.
- Cain Velasquez
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, former UFC Heavyweight
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