Rename Gros Islet Primary School to Alisha Louis Memorial School

Rename Gros Islet Primary School to Alisha Louis Memorial School

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Kenson Casimir started this petition to Government of Saint Lucia

Petition to rename Gros Islet Primary School to Alisha Louis Memorial School

Across Saint Lucia, a number of communities have renamed their schools in memory of persons who have brought great achievement to those educational institutions. Marchand Combined has been renamed the Bishop Gaske Primary School, Vide Bouteille Secondary is now the Patricia D James Secondary School and the Marigot Secondary School is now called the Stanley John Odlum Secondary School. These communities have seen the need to honour educators and community practitioners who have made significant contributions to the overall development of the school and district. 

Many years ago, it was suggested that the Gros Islet Primary School should be renamed the Alisha Louis Memorial School. Teacher Alisha, as she was affectionately known, left a significant mark during her time as principal. From the day she entered the classroom, she taught the Common Entrance class and almost every year produced students who placed in the top 10 on the island. She then became the principal of the school and despite her visual impairments due to illness, she continued to teach the Common Entrance class and still produced students in the top 10.  She also had a music group called The Young Hewanorra Voices from Gros Islet who won multiple local awards and travelled to Barbados and Martinique every summer to perform. The group was even chosen to play for the opening of Caricom Heads of State in Barbados in 2005.

Sadly, Mrs. Louis passed away in September 1996 at the age of 44.  She touched the lives of thousands of Gros Islet natives who wish to honour her memory.

We therefore ask you to join us in our petition to change the name of the Gros Islet Primary School to Alisha Louis Memorial School.

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