Ember Trumbull, Medical Assisting, East Bridgewater, Class of 2021

Throughout her high school career and throughout a pandemic, Ember (Emmy) Trumbull has been involved in a wide variety of activities, sports and community service. With such an amazing track record, it is clear that she has made a huge mark on Southeastern that will not be forgotten.

Emmy was always inspired by strong nurses, doctors, and other healthcare workers and attending Southeastern allowed her to follow in their footsteps. As a student in Medical Assisting, she is overly grateful for the opportunities that she has received from her experience in the program. Emmy said, “From professionalism skills, to hands-on situations, [Medical Assisting] has given me so many amazing opportunities that I would not get at a local public school. Rather than learning in class, I now get to be hands on, working out on co-op! I have expanded my learning through this amazing experience! Gaining my CCMA through the [program] was another thing I’m very grateful for. [Medical Assisting] has also taught me valuable life skills, such as daily professionalism and filling out tax forms, or applying for jobs.” Clearly, Medical Assisting has given her the chance to not only expand her academic career, but also has given her the skills to exceed expectations in both everyday life and her future career. Since becoming a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant in March, Emmy has been given the opportunity to go work at a pediatrician’s office, where she has fallen in love with pediatric medicine.

In addition to juggling both academic and vocational expectations, Emmy is heavily involved in clubs and community service. She is the vice president of the Student Athletic Advisory Board and a member of the National Honor Society. Outside of school, she has volunteered at her church, Monadnock Christian Ministries, for many years. Additionally, she is involved in the program 30 Hour Famine through World Vision. She also is part of East Bridgewater’s Public Library Teen Advisory Board. Ember has been a member of Southeastern’s cheerleading team since freshman year and was given the opportunity to captain for her senior cheerleading season, but, unfortunately, it was disrupted and cancelled by the global pandemic.

When asked what she would tell her freshman self, she explained, “I would tell my freshman self to get out of my comfort zone. As a shy freshman, I had less opportunities. As I grew more comfortable, I was able to greatly benefit!” Hopefully, this will inspire current Southeastern underclassmen and future students to follow in her footsteps.

Next year, Ember will attend Husson University, located in Bangor, Maine, and is planning on working over the summer until college begins. After college, she plans on working as a Registered Nurse and is considering continuing her education to become a Nurse Practitioner. While it was an honor to have Ember as a part of the Southeastern community and it is sad to see her leave, we know that she has a bright future ahead of her in the medical field.

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.

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Written by Calla Streeter, Nurse Assisting, Norton