Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School (North Carolina)

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Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School
Address
1725 North Carolina Highway 66 South
Kernersville, North Carolina, (Forsyth County), 27284
United States
Coordinates 36°4′41″N 80°3′42″W / 36.07806°N 80.06167°W / 36.07806; -80.06167Coordinates: 36°4′41″N 80°3′42″W / 36.07806°N 80.06167°W / 36.07806; -80.06167
Information
Motto Praesis ut Prosis

"Excel that you might better serve"

Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Denomination Roman Catholic
Founded 1959
Oversight Diocese of Charlotte
Superintendent Coley Gorham
Chairperson John Boyle
Dean Bob Belcher
Administrator Judy Belcher
Principal George Repass
Vice principal Tracy Shaw
Chief custodian Steve Barry
Grades 912
Age range 14-18
Number of students 550
Average class size 24
Language English
Hours in school day 10
Campus size 42 acres (170,000 m2)
Color(s) Blue and Gold and White             
Slogan "praesis ut prosis"
Athletics conference Northwest Conference
Nickname Bishop
Team name Villains
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Average SAT scores 1950
Newspaper "Villain Nation"
Budget Infinite
Tuition $9000/year
Communities served Greensboro, NC, High Point, NC, Winston-Salem, NC
Graduates 7056
Dean of Students Sister Anne Thomas
Admissions Director Bob Belcher
Athletic Director Jeff Stoller
Website

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Kernersville, North Carolina, minutes from downtown Greensboro and Winston-Salem. It operates under the direction of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte.

Background[edit]

It is the only Catholic high school in the Piedmont Triad area. Bishop McGuinness was named one of the nation's top 50 Catholic high schools by the National Catholic High School Honor Roll.[2]

Feeder Schools[edit]

Bishop McGuinness takes many of its student from local area private middle schools.

  1. Our Lady of Grace Catholic School, Greensboro
  2. Blessed Sacrament School, Burlington
  3. Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School, Winston-Salem
  4. Saint Leo Parish School, Winston-Salem
  5. Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School, High Point
  6. Saint Pius X Catholic School, Greensboro

Sports[edit]

The mascot for Bishop McGuinness is the Villain. The mascot comes from the school's predecessor, the Villa Marie Anna Academy.[3]

Basketball[edit]

The boys basketball team won the school's first and only NCHSAA State Championship in boys basketball in 2009. The team holds the school record for most wins in a season (31) and the best overall record (31-2).

As of 2014, the girls basketball team (the Lady Villains) have won nine consecutive state championships, the NCHSAA Record, and is also tied for the 2nd longest consecutive state championship win streak nationally.

Cross Country[edit]

The Boys' Cross Country team has qualified for the NCHSAA 1A Regional and State meets seven consecutive times since 2005, finishing as low as eight, with their highest finish of third place in the 2011 NCHSAA 1A State Championship at Beeson Park. They have won the NCHSAA Northwest 1A Conference title in 2009 and 2011, as well as having won the NCHSAA 1A Midwest Regional Meet in both 2007 and 2011. They have won the state title twice, in 2012 and 2013.

The Girls' Cross Country team has an even more exceptional record. Although they have only appeared in the NCHSAA State Meet since 2006, they have been runner-ups three times. They have won the Midwest 1A Regional and Northwest 1A Conference meets five of the past six years, and holds the NCHSAA 1A State Title for 2008, 2012, and 2013.[4]

Boys' Tennis[edit]

Known for their star club player, Joseph Riazzi won the NCHSAA 1A individual doubles state championship.

Football[edit]

Raleigh Dewitt Samuel Sadler's jersey number #69 is retired for his contributions to the school.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23. [dead link]
  2. ^ BMCHS. "Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School Web Site". Retrieved 2007-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Athletics". Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bishop McGuinness Cross Country: Welcome Web Page.". Retrieved 24 October 2011.