Joe Sullivan Builds a Classroom at Collier

Joe Sullivan Builds a Classroom at Collier
Posted on 05/17/2016
Joe Sullivan

Joe Sullivan, Class of 2011, built an outdoor classroom for the Collier High School and Middle School students.  It came complete with a weatherproof dry erase board, podium and four long benches.  Joe will return in a few months to install a cabinet under the podium, which will include erasers, bug spray and a first aid kit.   He completed this classroom as part of his Eagle Scout Project.  On January 9, 2016, he became the 86th member of the Marlboro Troop 86 to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.  Joe indicated that “achieving this rank was long and difficult, but a worthwhile journey and he would encourage anybody else to go for it.  It’s an immense learning experience and it opens up numerous opportunities for the future.”

Joe’s parents noted that they “could not be more proud or happy for him for sticking with his Eagle Scout requirements and thinking of the kids at Collier too.”

 Joe Sullivan

Mr. Bock offered these remarks during Joe’s Eagle Scout ceremony.

 

“Joe Sullivan was a tremendous student at Collier who took advantage of every opportunity that was presented to him.  I want to thank Joe for his commitment to pay back Collier and thank him for the wonderful project, which will provide peace and tranquility, a unique learning experience and will be more important to our students and staff because it was completed by one of our own.  My deepest thanks come from my ability to say I was Joe’s principal. It was an honor and a privilege.”

 

Joe recently stopped by Collier High School to let us take some pictures of him in the classroom for this article.  Also, there was some more good news to share!  Joe graduated from Drew University on May 14, 2016 with a degree in Theater Arts.  He was recently accepted into the apprenticeship program at The Shakespeare Theater of NJ.  It coincidentally happens to be on the campus of Drew University.  Joe will begin the classical based training on May 29, 2016.

 

Thank you for your generosity of spirit and loyalty to Collier, Joe.  Also, congratulations on your graduation from Drew University and the thespian apprenticeship program.