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The South Lafourche High School community is in mourning after the loss of one of the school's most beloved faculty members.

School principal Mrs. Gaye Cheramie announced this afternoon that Ms. Elisa Galjour died yesterday after a battle with cancer.

Galjour had been a teacher at the school for several years and was beloved amongst faculty and students for her passion for the job and her love for educating and motivating others.

Galjour was South Lafourche's Teacher of the Year in 2016 and those who knew her best remember her fun-loving, easy-going personality.

A quick comb through social media show a teacher who had school spirit like no other, a woman who took part in every spirit day at the school and who is seen laughing and making memories with her colleagues every chance she got.

"She loved her God, family, school and country," the principal said. "She will be missed and not forgotten."

South Lafourche High School also announced today that it is honoring the memory of the late teacher by honoring one of the unique things she did in her classroom to help her students feel loved.

Ms. Galjour loved recognizing students or the entire class when it did something special. She would celebrate that occasion by dropping a pebble into a jar.

"I think all of her students can still hear those pebbles falling in the jar and remember the excitement it brought them," the school announced on its Facebook page.

South Lafourche announced that it has placed a jar on the front porch of the school and it is openly inviting members of the public to ride to the school to place a pebble into the jar in honor of the lives Ms. Galjour touched and the great impact she made on our community.

The school said you may bring your own pebble, but there are also some next to the jar, as well.

Members of the public are also invited to take a photo of themselves placing the pebbles in the jar and either post it on the teacher's Facebook page or email it to tarponscare@gmail.com. The photos will be used to make a collage for a sendoff in honor of the teacher.


EDITOR's NOTE: Prayers to the family and to all of her many, many friends. We lost a remarkable, good-spirited woman, one of the most prideful members of the Tarpon nation. 

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