Myers remembered with pavilion

Myers remembered with pavilion

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David Myers, Class of ’67 of the former Dover St. Joseph High School, is being remembered with a pavilion in his name at Tuscarawas Central Catholic High School in New Philadelphia.

The trustees of the David Myers Memorial Scholarship dedicated the structure on Saturday, March 19. Attorney Nathan Vaughan, president of the board and a 1997 recipient of the scholarship, said the final assets of the memorial scholarship were donated to TCC, which used the funds to build the pavilion. The pavilion project was coordinated by Myers’ brothers, Glenn and Bob, and nephew Scott Myers.

The David Myers Memorial Scholarship was dissolved after awarding scholarships based on athletics, scholarship, character and service for 36 years.

Vaughan said, “Over the years I have been impressed by the TCC student applicants and scholarship winners. All of the applicants were well deserving and demonstrated the qualities that David’s friends and family remembered about him: character, leadership, sportsmanship, service and academics. All of the trustees are extremely grateful to have served over the years.”

TCC principal Jennifer Salvo said the students were excited about the pavilion, which will be used for an outdoor classroom and meeting area for sports teams, clubs, students, staff and alumni.

David Myers was the quarterback for the St. Joe Ramblers, leading the team to two undefeated seasons and a state title. He played football at Xavier University in Cincinnati, where he obtained an engineering degree.

Myers died unexpectedly at the age of 35, leaving a daughter and his widow, Susan Doughten, who was expecting their second child. His father-in-law, the late Dr. Philip Doughten, was one of the founders of the scholarship program. The late Phyllis Margletta and Trevor Buehler also served as trustees over the years.

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