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Published on Friday, March 4, 2022

Harveycutter Selected for VHSL Hall of Fame

The Virginia High School Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Virginia High School League (VHSL), welcomes its nine newest inductees who have made outstanding contributions to high school athletic activity programs. The Class of 2022 includes a southwest Virginia flavor, a former VIA and VHSL coaching legend who led the way in integration, national champions, and the first-ever student academic activity participant, Brandon Farmer, who joins an outstanding class of enshrinees. 

The Virginia High School Hall of Fame Class of 2022 features five athletes/academic activity participants (Brandan Farmer – Galax HS; Kiamesha Otey – New Kent HS; Luke Owens – Grundy; Mia Pollard – New Kent HS; Ashton  Bishop Williams – Gate City HS), two coaches (James Johnson – Luther P. Jackson HS/Cumberland HS; Donnie Qualls – Rye Cove HS), and two contributors (Jerry Carter – athletic director, Liberty (Bealeton)/Briar Woods; Carey Harveycutter – Director of Civic Facilities, City of Salem).

The 33rd Annual Hall of Fame enshrinement dinner is 3:30 pm, Sunday, April 24, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Charlottesville. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online: https://gofan.co/app/VHSL

The Hall is dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of outstanding achievements by students and adults in sports and activities within Virginia’s public high schools.

Athletes are eligible for consideration ten years after completing their high school careers and are judged primarily for their achievements in interscholastic sports. Coaches are eligible after 15 years of experience or upon retirement and evaluated on the merits of their accomplishments at the high school level. 

Contributors have rendered significant services in other capacities, such as administration, academic activities, officiating, media, or sports medicine. Nominations are necessary to ensure the very best in the VHSL’s long history are recognized for their outstanding achievements. 

Here is Mr. Harveycutter's VHSL Bio:

Carey served as the Director of Civic Facilities for the City of Salem from 1980-2014 … he was responsible for the Salem Civic Center, Salem Memorial Ballpark, and Salem Stadium … the city of Salem has become synonymous with VHSL state championships in basketball, football, volleyball, wrestling, and the Spring Jubilee … he has hosted and assisted with over 30 VHSL district and region championships … As a contributor, Carey has been dedicated to interscholastic athletics as a civic center director, director of tourism, Treasurer for the regional destination marketing organization, and a multitude of other positions that have been very supportive of the VHSL ... He has significantly impacted the sports business overall in the Virginia's Blue Ridge region that includes the Cities of Salem and Roanoke and Counties of  Botetourt, Franklin, and Roanoke … whether local, AAU, VHSL or NCAA, his impact in Salem, the Commonwealth and especially the athletes, coaches, and administrators of the VHSL and the United States have enjoyed exceptional experiences, tremendous national accolades and consistent quality product regardless of the level of the event … he is a Hall of Fame member of the inaugural class of Salem Alumni Hall of Fame and the Salem-Roanoke Baseball Hall of Fame … a life-long resident of Salem, he graduate from Andrew-Lewis High School .. he is currently the Director of Tourism for the city of Salem.

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