Clear Lake fencers to compete in honor of late coach
Members of the Clear Lake Fencing Club and the Galveston Fencing Club will hold a memorial tournament in honor of the late Walter Jerome "Jerry" Dunaway on Saturday, May 28.
On May 4, the South Houston High School fencing coach passed away following a battle with vascular illness. Dunaway had been a founding member of the Clear Lake Fencing Club in 1993.
In 1994, while teaching at South Houston High School, Dunaway began an after-class fencing club. It grew to include three classes per semester. A number of South Houston fencers have joined the Clear Lake club following graduation.
The tournament was initially organized to expose students at the O'Connell College Preparatory School to the sport of fencing before the school year ended. Beginning next fall, the Galveston Fencing Club will provide fencing instruction to O'Connell students on Monday and Wednesday evenings after classes.
The tournament will be held at 8:30 a.m. in the gym on the campus of the O'Connell School, located at 1320 23rd St. in Galveston.
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