SOUTHEASTERN’S STUDENT ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT
Abby Kinney, Soccer and Track
Southeastern student Abby Kinney (East Bridgewater), junior in Nurse Assisting and one of the 2020 Varsity Soccer Captains, has made outstanding accomplishments and continues to strive for greatness. Through hard work, she has received the lead role in all the Southeastern musicals in the past three years and has made a huge impact through her involvement in sports.
At the beginning of her time as a Southeastern student, Abby Kinney started Track as a Varsity Distance Runner. She competed in the league meet and was nominated as rookie of the year.
After her eventful first year as a track runner, Kinney was ready for soccer her sophomore year. Unfortunately, a surgery made her unable to play during the soccer season. But this did not prevent Abby from attending every game to cheer her teammates on to victory.
After recovering from her surgery, Kinney started her junior year off strong as a starting varsity soccer player. During the season, she was able to score two goals, one of the goals from a corner kick. Not only did Kinney participate in soccer her junior year, she took on track once again as a varsity distance runner. She was able to set a new record for the mile run and made it to the league meet by placing top three in all three of her events.
As well as her participation in sports, she has been part of the Student Athletic Advisory Board (SAAB) for two years and was nominated as the secretary for the 2019-2020 school year. Kinney is also a student ambassador for the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), which requires her participation in conferences where students communicate with each other on ways to improve the school and community.
At Southeastern, students choose from 20 career majors in preparation for life’s challenges and opportunities. Our school combines a rigorous academic curriculum with state of the art vocational and technical studies to help students realize their full learning potential. The schedule is designed to have students alternate between academic and technical coursework. This process promotes the integration of studies and helps bridge the gap between theoretical and practical experience.
The hands-on approach to learning helps connect students to education and provides the basis for life-long learning – an essential skill in today’s highly competitive global market. Upon graduation, students have the choice of furthering their education in any two or four-year institution or going directly into the workforce.
The Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School District consists of a four-year public high school and a post-secondary technical institute. The high school offers 20 career majors to students from Brockton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Foxboro, Mansfield, Norton, Sharon, Stoughton and West Bridgewater.
To learn more about Southeastern: https://sersd.org/
Submitted by Krystina Nguyen, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Brockton