Shelton Public Schools in Shelton Connecticut: Change name of one of its schools to Jesse M. Lewis Elementary School
Everybody loves a hero; Jesse McCord Lewis is a true hero. On the day of the Sandy Hook massacre, Jesse died bravely trying to lead other children to safety. When the gunman turned his back, Jesse tried to lead 5 of his classmates from their hiding spot to safety. He made it all the way to the hallway until he was gunned down. When the family of Jesse Lewis found out that Jesse attempted this act of heroism, his family was not surprised at all. According to the family of Jesse Lewis, they were not surprised, "Jesse was always fearless, full of courage, and had a lot of strength. The family takes comfort in knowing what a brave child Jesse was. "His actions were consistent with the way he lived his life; passionately embracing everything, a perfect combination of courage, and faith, like a little soldier, his favorite toy." As I already mentioned, everybody loves a hero, and Jesse is the true definition of a hero, and by signing this petition, we will ask the Shelton Public Schools in Shelton Connecticut to name one of its elementary schools in memory of Jesse McCord Lewis. Why Shelton? Jesse's father, Neil Heslin, lives in Shelton and Jesse was no stranger to the town of Shelton or its surrounding neighbors. Let’s make the change, and give honor and respect to our fallen hero by naming a school in honor of Jesse's memory.