Marion County High School

MCHS seniors launch charity; New Guin food pantry assisting those in need

Feed My Sheep organizer Selena Belk brings a box of food into the Feed My Sheep food pantry for distribution at the Earnest Courts Community Center in Guin on Thursday, Jan. 10.

GUIN - The newly created Feed My Sheep food pantry in Guin received its first food delivery on Thursday, Jan. 10, and the organizers could not have been more happy.
“We’re just excited that this is happening,” said Marion County High School senior Selena Belk, one of three student organizers of the pantry.  
Belk, along with MCHS seniors Jayda Stinnett and Mackenzie Pearce, organized the pantry, located in the Ernest Courts Apartments, after recognizing a need in the community.


Braden Pyron named state winner

Marion County High School’s Braden Pyron was named the state winner for the Wendy’s High School Heisman.
Pyron has been named to the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s All-State teams for football (twice), baseball (once) and track and field (four times).
On the football field, Pyron was named a team captain, a three-time All-Northwest Alabama Conference selection, two-time All-Marion County team selection and four times as a member of the All-Journal Record football team.

Bourland hired as county supervisor

HAMILTON - Marion County High School Principal Jason Bourland has resigned from his position in Guin and has accepted a position as Supervisor for Marion County Schools.
The Marion County Board of Education accepted Bourland’s resignation at its Friday, Nov. 16, meeting.
Newly-elected District 5 board member “Coach” Don Jones, who was sworn in at the beginning of the meeting, made the motion to accept the resignation.
However, Jones said that he did so “under duress” as he was sad to see Bourland leave the position.

Red Raiders remain perfect; Brilliant suffers second region loss

Marion County’s Tyler Thomas (11) reaches out to grab Brilliant quarterback Kade Bryant (11) as he fumbles the ball. Thomas was able to recover the fumble and race to the end zone for a 15-yard scoop-and-score to extend the Red Raiders’ lead to 49-6 just four minutes into the third quarter.

GUIN - Marion County defeated longtime county rival Brilliant 49-14 at Don Jones Field at Bill Rayburn Stadium on Friday, Sept. 14.
These two schools are each others’ longest running rivalry with 86 matchups between them. Marion County holds the advantage with a 44-37-5 record.
The victory improved the Red Raiders to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in Class 1A, Region 6 while the loss dropped the Tigers to 1-2 overall and 0-2 in Region 6 action.


Twins leave high-grade legacy

Marion County High School’s Malorie (left) and Melanie Bishop show off their valedictorian and salutatorian medals after finishing the school year with 4.3 and 4.2 grade point averages, respectively.

• Bishop twins awarded valedictorian, salutatorian

GUIN - Malorie and Melanie Bishop, valedictorian and salutatorian of the graduating class of 2018 from Marion County High School (MCHS), spoke their words of wisdom to the city of Guin on Thursday, May 24. The MCHS all-purpose room held many tears and triumphs that night as both twins explained  what had driven them to achieve their dreams.
“They drove for the top every single grade,” commented their mother, Amanda Williams.