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Endowment allowing Bridgeport Schools to build exercise science lab

The Bridgeport School District will be constructing a new exercise science lab that will help prepare students for a career in a medical-related field.

The Bridgeport School District will be constructing a new exercise science lab that will help prepare students for a career in a medical-related field.

The district is able to do so after a 1954 graduate of Bridgeport High School left it $500,000 2 years ago.

Raymond Stewart loved science and wanted everyone to develop an appreciation for the subject.

So with the money, the Superintendent Zac Shutler and Principal Tom Daley, along with school staff, decided to have an exercise science lab built in the outside space next to the cafeteria.

"Whether it be pre-med, nursing, exercise physiology, athletic training, occupational therapy, if you're interested in those things as a student, this is something you'll definitely want to be a part of," Shutler said.

"Hands-on, clinical experiences, they are going to be utilizing data acquisition software," Daley added.

Biometric equipment, treadmills, and more will be included inside.

The total project cost is a little over $400,000, and if they hire a licensed teacher, the school can receive funding to help sustain the program.

"We're in the process of posting the job internally and looking for applicants,” Daley said. “This is a position that will be very specific as far as the skills this teacher will need."

The school hopes to hire a teacher soon so it can begin sharing Stewart's love of science with all.

"When somebody leaves you that chunk of money, they want to leave behind a legacy, this idea we came up with will leave behind a legacy for many generations and support students in their endeavors," Shutler said.

Groundbreaking will take place in May, and the project should be completed by the start of the next school year.

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