“My dream job would be studying the universe in which we live, specifically searching for exoplanets and seeing if they have the ingredients for life.”

Jake Sullivan

Super Senior, Tourtellotte Memorial High School

Jake Sullivan

College: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major: Physics
What is your dream job? My dream job would be studying the universe in which we live, specifically searching for exoplanets and seeing if they have the ingredients for life.

Who was your favorite teacher or administrator during your time at TMHS? What subject did they teach? What made her or him special?

My favorite teacher would be Mr. Perrault simply because he made math fun and easy to learn. Mr. Perrault teaches math unlike any other. He not only teaches students how to do the math, he also teaches the purpose of the math and its real life applications.

What advice would you give to next year’s ninth grade students coming to TMHS?

My advice for next year’s freshmen would be to have an open mind and not let others’ opinions have such a strong impact on you. Be yourself while at Tourtellotte, and push yourself out of your comfort zone.

What makes TMHS special? Why?

Simply put, community. Because TMHS is such a small school, nearly all of the students know each other which allows for a more unified student body that can bring about change in the school. Another benefit from having a small student body is class sizes. The small class sizes at TMHS allows teachers to connect one-on-one with students which creates a better learning environment with increased class participation.

Jake’s teacher say…

Jake is a driven student who has been involved with a number of activities while keeping his academics a priority. He continues to impress with his self-motivation, hard work, and dedication to all that he sets forth to accomplish. Jake’s capabilities, and interest, in Science and Mathematics have inspired him to educate himself above and beyond that of his classmates.