Kirkwood High School gets $10 million gift

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KIRKWOOD, MO (AP) – A suburban St. Louis high school has received a $10 million grant to build a swimming pool.

The Earl and Myrtle Walker Foundation announced the donation Wednesday to Kirkwood High School. It will be used to build The Walker Natatorium.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the Walkers both graduated from Kirkwood High School and have made many previous donations to the school, as well as several other St. Louis-area institutions.

The district plans to begin construction this summer, with the pool opened by the start of the 2015-2016 school year.

The school’s water polo and swimming and diving teams currently use a pool at St. Louis Community College.

Earl Walker was the co-founder of Carr Lane Manufacturing Co. in Shrewsbury, which makes parts used to make tools.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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