FCHS ranks 23rd best among Alabama high schools

Pictured is the sign at the entrance to Fayette County High School.

Fayette County High School was recently ranked as the 23rd top high school in the State of Alabama by U.S. News and World Reports. FCHS had the smallest enrollment (404 students) and the highest student poverty level (51 percent) among the top 25 schools listed in the report. Most of the data used in ranking the schools was obtained from the 2017-18 academic year.

FCHS expands dual-enrollment opportunities with BSCC

Shown at the announcement, from left: Sherry Terry, Max Weaver, Dr. Jeremy Madden and FCHS Assistant Principal Jennifer Sanford.

Fayette County High School and Bevill State Community College have announced a new parnership that will expand opportunities for high school students to earn dual credit for college courses. Max Weaver, Dean of Student Success, and Sherry Terry, Director of Student Services for the Bevill - Fayette Campus, made the announcement of the expanded partnership at Fayette County High School on Feb. 28. The agreement will now allow students in the 11th grade to take classes at Bevill for dual credit. The classes for high school juniors will include U.S.

Lions Club donates to FCHS athletics

Shown from left: Assistant FCHS Principal Jennifer Sanford, FCHS Principal Dr. Jeremy Madden, and Lions Club members Mark Brown and Alva Grimsley.

The Fayette Lions Club recently presented a check to the Fayette County High School athletic program for $3,000, which represented the proceeds from ads sold for the football programs. Additionally, the money from the sale of the football programs is donated to the Fayette County High School Band. The Fayette Lions Club also helps to sell tickets at all home games during the FCHS football season.

FCHS cross-country team has successful season

Pictured are Carson Reese, who qualified for the state meet, and Coach Ann Smith.

After an absence of several years, the Fayette Cross-Country team is back in action. Cross-country running is a 3.1 mile race over grass/dirt trails. The team competed in six regular season meets, and the sectional meet on Oct. 31 in Tuscaloosa. The team improved each week throughout the season. Carson Reese, a junior, qualified to compete in the state meet Saturday, Nov. 9 in Moulton. Henley Aldridge set the school record for a female 5K on Oct. 12 with a time of 23:57. Several of these young people also participated in other sports and activities while running cross-country.

FCHS to host ‘Senior Night,’ acknowledge undefeated 1949 team

This Friday night at John Morgan Brown Stadium, the Fayette Tigers will host the Class 5A Dora Bulldogs at 7 p.m. However, fans will want to get to the stadium early, as the football team celebrates “Senior Night,” recognizing the parents of the senior football players, cheerleaders, majorettes and band members.


Madden named District Seven South’s ‘Principal of the Year’

FCHS Principal Jeremy Madden

Dr. Jeremy Madden, principal of Fayette County High School, has been named District Seven South High School Principal of the Year. Madden is a 19-year educator who became principal of Fayette County High School in 2011. He attended Russellville City Schools and graduated from Russellville High School in 1993.


FCHS celebrates homecoming

Shown is the 2019 FCHS Homecoming Court. From left: Allie Rickman, ninth; Kayla Mansfield, 10th; Ali Burnett, 11th; Mary Grace Wyatt, 12th; Layla Birmingham, 2019 FCHS Homecoming Queen; JaTerra Baker, 12th; Iteria Walker, 11th, Avery Wyatt, 10th, and Emma Claire Kummer, ninth.

Fayette County High School celebrated homecoming on Sept. 27 with a parade and homecoming football game against Sipsey Valley.

Multi-Year FCHS Reunion

The local “C-Plus Band” provided musical entertainment for the more than three-hour multi-year class reunion. Shown from left: Dr. Bruce Perry, Doug Thomas, Kyle Hickey, Dr. Charles Nolen, Roger Wallace, Dianne Fisher, Daniel Hindman, Sammy Renfroe, Chris Ballinger and Dennis Fisher. Shown in the background is Steve Fowler on keyboard and Drew Hattaway on drums.

A multi-year FCHS reunion, for the years of 1960-82, was held on Sept. 21 on the Fayette County Courthouse lawn. The local "C-Plus Band" provided music for the three-hour event.



Fayette HOSA students attend conference

Fayette HOSA students recently attended the HOSA International Leadership Conference, held in Orlando, Fla. Shown from left: Zack Ingle, Megan Selman, Karissa Lowery, Meagan McIntyre, Alexa Rogers and Trey Pinkerton.

The Fayette County HOSA - Future Health Professionals, enjoyed its second visit to the International Leadership Conference (ILC) with over 11,520 in attendance. The 42nd International Leadership Conference was held in Orlando, Fla,. on June 19-22. HOSA was represented by 54 chartered associations including Canada, American Samoa, Puerto Rico and China.