Chatham High School senior Justin Sherman has been named the Chatham High School recipient of the Caring Student of the Year Award, through the Morris County Professional Counselors Association. The award is designed to recognize a senior who has demonstrated a caring and unselfish attitude towards another person, group of people, or cause, without any desire of recognition or reward.
Sherman was chosen for this award because of the herculean efforts he put into completing his Eagle Scout project: he collected and donated 6,300 books for the Bridge of Books Foundation, an organization that provides books to underserved children throughout New Jersey in order to support the development of literacy skills and the love of reading. His donation was one of the largest donations ever made to this organization.
A ceremony to honor Sherman and the other recipients from Morris County was held at a luncheon sponsored by Berkeley College on Tues., May 17. At this event, the caring students will be introduced and presented with certificates.
Sherman’s counselor Liz Tully-Cano said, “When Justin chose to take on this project, he was looking to make a positive impact on young people’s lives by helping share his love of reading. I’m thrilled to see Justin’s efforts being publicly recognized and celebrated.”