Pyron estate donates $1.7M to MCHS

HAMILTON - A Marion County High School (MCHS) alumnus’ estate has made a donation of $1.7 million for scholarships to Guin students.
Birmingham attorney  Robert Cornelius appeared at the Marion County Board of Education’s monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 21, to announce the donation made by the estate of Wayne and Joyce Pyron.
Wayne Pyron attended MCHS where he played football and developed his love for the game and Alabama football.
He joined the Navy in January 1941 at the age of 17 as an Aviation Machinist’s Mate Second Class. He was a gunner aboard the U.S.S. Curtiss when it came under attack by the Japanese and was part of the occupying fleet after the surrender of Japan.


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