The Emma C. Chase Elementary School held a dedication ceremony for its new outdoor classroom, a project led by Eagle Scout David Cooper. David is a current senior at the Monticello High School, and an alum of the Chase school. He worked with his troop (troop 92) to design and construct the classroom – six large tables and benches, and a podium on a soft mulch bed under the shade of a large tree in the school’s back field.
The materials for the project were funded through Sullivan 180’s Healthier Generation grant, an initiative that strives to improve health and wellness in the youth of Sullivan County. Troop 92, the Town of Wurtsboro and Social Emotional Wellness Facilitator MaryAnn Swensen all played an integral role in bringing the project to fruition.
“There were many hours and hard work that went into this project,” Mr. Frandino said, addressing the entire student body. “It was a great example of cooperation and communication, and we thank everyone who was involved.”