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Meadowview Christian School athlete reflects on athletic career, COVID-19

Chemar McGuire wanted another opportunity to play his favorite sport before graduating from Meadowview Christian School this spring.

When Gov. Kay Ivey closed K-12 schools statewide and the AISA cancelling spring sports a month later because of the COVID-19 pandemic, McGuire lost a chance to play baseball at MCS.

“I’m missing out on a lot of baseball,” McGuire said. “Baseball is my favorite sport all day. I always had the heart and drive to play baseball.”

Adjusting from the everyday grind of classes  on campus to online learning was tough for McGuire.

“It’s hard trying to learn new material and communicating with people on the internet,” McGuire said. “I didn’t get to say goodbye to a lot of people at the school. I miss my teachers.”

McGuire said MCS winning the ACCA state championship in baseball is one of his favorite school moments.

“Winning the baseball championship is a great memory,” McGuire said. “We saw great competition and were taken seriously as a baseball team.”

McGuire also excelled in football and basketball, earning spots on The Selma Times-Journal All Dallas County football teams. He was a defensive end/tight end in football and a forward for the Trojans’ basketball team.

“Being at Meadowview Christian School was a change from my normal life and I enjoyed the experience,” McGuire said.

McGuire will graduate with honors from MCS. He has a 3.5 GPA and scored 20 on the ACT.

In the fall, McGuire plans to attend Wallace Commnity College-Selma and major in Electrical.

“After I finish at WCCS, I will see where life takes me,” McGuire said.