Last weekend at his Court of Honor ceremony, junior Eric Gellasch attained the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout, an honor awarded to only 2% of all Boys Scouts. After five and a half years of service work, training and study, Eric became the youngest Eagle Scout in his troop.
Eric’s Eagle Scout project was a landscape renovation at the Cambridge School in Pennington, NJ, a private school that helps children with learning challenges, such as dyslexia and dyscalculia. At the start of the project, the site was an unlevel dirt area, overgrown with weeds. Upon completion, the space was transformed into a beautiful oasis. The plot, shown below, now features a whitestone-covered walking area, a garden full of plants, new foldable picnic tables and rocks that display Dr. Seuss quotes and the crest of the Cambridge School.
Congratulations Eric on achieving Eagle Scout rank!
Top image, from left to right: Rich D'Andrea (former PDS English teacher and former Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach), Corinne Bilodeau (US math teacher and advisor), Eric Gellasch, David Burkett (US architecture teacher) and Sam Hunt (Junior Dean).
Bottom image: Before (left) and After (right) photos from Eric's Eagle Scout project.