Within our country, state, and counties there are many debates, pro and con, about removing or renaming statues. In reading out local paper this week I feel that it is time for Altavista and Campbell County to erect a statue. For all of the students who went through Altavista High School and had the HONOR of having Lil Andrew as a teacher, we would be honored to have her memory to forever grace our High School. A statue or plaque should be in the hallway as you enter the school to honor the legacy of this GREAT person and teacher.

As a graduate in the Class of 1965, I am truly honored to say, “She was my teacher”. As a student who put very little value on education growing up, this lady put new meaning into my early life. It took eleven years of school for me to finally realize that I had missed a lot in my early school years.