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Corpus Christi students pay tribute to patron
Students and teachers of the Corpus Christi College in Diego Martin paid their last respects to Sir Ellis Clarke yesterday. Sir Ellis was the patron of the school. Teacher Nazir Baksh, in paying tribute to Sir Ellis, said the former president “gave scholarships to students of the school and provided financial and other types of assistance to the students.” He said the school’s library was dedicated to Sir Ellis in 1998 for his service to the institution. He said one of the buildings at the school was being refurbished with the assistance of Republic Bank and when completed it will be dedicated to Sir Ellis for his contribution to the school. Baksh described Sir Ellis as an “eloquent statesman.”
Three students paid tribute to Sir Ellis: Melissa Nedd: “Sir Ellis was very supportive and was always there for us." Keneisha Thomas-Franklin: “Sir Ellis Clarke was a real gem to our school and he was a real father to all of us in the country.” Nikki Rivers: “Sir Ellis Clarke has helped us in many ways and if it wasn’t for him, our school would not have been in existence.”
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