Hall of Fame Inductee - Paul Cory
Paul Cory was a person who made the most of every day. He was a tireless
servant to his family, his friends and to his community. During his
life, which spanned 69 years, Paul Cory helped many and said no to few.
He had many favorites--they included the United Way, the Good Samaritan
Home, the Boy Scouts of America, Culver Stockton college, the Quincy
Shrine Club and Quincy College, just to name a few.
But it's for his love and devotion to Quincy High and its sports
programs we remember Paul Cory now. Cory was one of the founding fathers
of what is now known as the Quincy High Thanksgiving Holiday Tournament.
He was the seer behind the now famous Blue Devil pre-game ceremony. And
Paul Cory was a member of the Quincy School board who had a great deal
to do with the building of what is now known as Baldwin School. Paul
Cory was a man of great vision and charity. While serving as Vice
President of Moorman Manufacturing Cory helped fund a number of Quincy
blue Devil events. In 1971 Moorman's hosted the cast and crew of the
National High School Association who were making a rules interpretation
film which was distributed all over the united States. And, under Cory's
direction, Moorman's sponsored the first Holiday Tournament Breakfast.
No matter how busy, Paul Cory made time for the people and things he
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