Students get George Owen Walker awards
August 6, 2004
Students get George Owen Walker awards

His name is synonymous with politics in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, especially in the Central Leeward town of Layou.
He was an activist who exuded some degree of influence in his community. And for his dedication, George Owen Walker will be remembered with a foundation carrying his name to ensure his legacy. {{more}}
Now, Shakira McDowald and Frances Douglas, two students from the Layou Primary School will have special memories of George Owen Walker as the first recipients of the George Owen Walker Foundation scholarships. The duo will be entering Girls’ High School in September.
McDowald placed 121 for girls and 202 overall with grades of 76 percent for Math, 61 in General Paper and 59 for English. The 11-year-old and her mother Mahalia received $1200 for the first year’s commitment of their five-year scholarship last Monday. In the other four years, she is slated to receive $1,000 each year.
Frances Douglas, the other recipient, placed 175 for girls and 291 overall with grades of 76 in Math, 56 in English and 50 for General Paper. Her mother Althia Douglas described the assistance for her child’s education as “excellent”.
Carlos McDowald, who is based in New York, coordinates the George Owen Walker Foundation.