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FCHS host ‘Community Partners Luncheon’


This is one of the graphic boards at the school that was paid for by the R.C. Cobb Foundation.

Fayette County High School hosted a “Community Partners Thanksgiving Luncheon” on Tuesday, Nov. 15 to thank business leaders, parents and the public for their support of activities at the school during the past year. Principal Jennifer Sanford thanked everyone for attending, telling them that without community support, many of the projects that the school is undertaking could not be accomplished.

 

Fayette Co. High School holds awards night


Shown are the FCHS Top 10 Seniors. From left, front: Meagan Moore, Kayla Mansfield, Zoe Smyth, Elizabeth Driver and Alexis Wilson. Back: Jacie Junkin, Aeilya Walker, Leeanna Burkhalter, Julia Beavers and Brady Mansfield.

Fayette County High School held its annual “Awards Night” on Tuesday, May 3, with the senior class receiving approximately $1.7 million dollars in total scholarship awards. One of the highlights of the night is always the announcement of the top 10 seniors by academic scores.

 

Former FCHS principal named to Russellville BOE


Radford Hester was recently appointed to the Russellville School Board.

Former Fayette County High School Principal Radford Hester was recently appointed by the Russellville City Council to serve as a member of the Russellville City School Board. The Russellville City Council made the appointment during a council meeting held on Dec. 6, 2021. The members of the Russellville City School board are not elected officials, but are appointed by the council. The board members serve five-year terms.

 

FCHS seniors score more than $2 million in scholarships


Pictured are the 2021 valedictorians and salutatorians at each of Fayette County’s high schools. Shown from left: Makenzie Kennard, valedictorian at Berry High; Zoe Mauldin, salutatorian at Berry High; Trey Pinkerton, valedictorian at Fayette County High School; Marlee Yerby, salutatorian at Fayette County High School; Emma Stidham, valedictorian at Hubbertville School, and Clara Baggett, salutatorian at Hubbertville School.

Fayette County High School held its annual Awards Night on Thursday, May 8, with the senior class receiving more than $2 million dollars in total scholarship awards. One of the highlights of the night is the announcement of the top 10 seniors by academic scores. Trey Pinkerton is the valedictorian of the class, and Marlee Yerby is the salutatorian.

FCHS basketball struggling for wins



The FCHS boys’ basketball team lost to Phil Campbell on Jan. 5 by the score of 65-56. Kory Burris led Fayette in scoring with 17 points, followed by Steve White with 16 points. Lewis Cannon scored seven points, Darius Loyd added six points, and Hal Holland recorded five points. Khiry Burris scored three points and Tucker Sanford added two points for the Tigers.

Former FCHS principal owns four-year old world grand champion horse


Shown is trainer Jamie Lawrence, riding The Finish Line for owner Radford Hester, on a victory lap after winning the four-year old world grand champion title.

Radford Hester, former principal of Fayette County High School, is the owner of the four-year old world grand champion horse. His horse, “The Finish Line,” won the title at the 49th annual Racking Horse World Celebration, held Sept. 18-26 at the Morgan County Indoor Horse Arena. The Finish Line was the unanimous choice by the judges for the four-year old title. Hester, who said that he has always loved horses and has owned horses since 1964, bought The Finish Line in February. The horse is trained by Jamie Lawrence of Vinemont, and The Finish Line is housed at Lawrence’s stable.

FCHS students attend parent-sponsored prom


Attending the prom, shown from left: Dalton Fowler, Layla Birmingham, Cole Holliman, Drake Johnson, Brix Lee, Mary Grace Wyatt, Samantha Cox, Noah Kummer and Karli Rushing.

The parents of students who were juniors and seniors at Fayette County High School during the 2019-2020 academic year held a prom for the students at Timber Valley Lodge on Saturday, Aug. 1. The parents wanted the students to enjoy one of the big social events of the year, since so many of their events had been cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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.