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Campaign underway to raise money for weight room improvements


The Gloucester High School Class of 1989 and the Dukes Touchdown Club are undertaking an engraved brick fundraising campaign to refurbish the Michael J. Haury Memorial Weight Room and make other athletic improvements to benefit GHS students. 

“Our class wanted to give something back to GHS as part of our reunion this summer,” said GHS Class of 1989 Reunion Committee Chair Deniece Cothern Byrne. When she heard the weight room needed repair, Byrne thought it would be the perfect gift.

When Michael Haury was stricken with a rare blood disease and died in 1988 during his senior year at GHS, the community sought a fitting memorial and established a $26,000 fund to provide better weight-training facilities for GHS athletes. 

Haury was a standout track and football athlete, a tuba player in the GHS band and president of the GHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He and other athletes used a tiny backroom of the field house for lifting weights.

“His fathe...

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