SOUTHEASTERN SENIOR SPOTLIGHT

SOUTHEASTERN SENIOR SPOTLIGHT

Nicholas Spooner, Computer & Electronic Engineering, West Bridgewater, Class of 2021

Invent, design, and produce solutions to complex engineering challenges from concept to completion. Create the electronic components that operate game consoles, cell phones, iPads, and advanced robotic devices. Work with information technology specialists to design, install, and troubleshoot complex computer networks. These are all aspects of the Computer & Electronic Engineering vocational program that Nicholas Spooner experienced while attending Southeastern.

Nicholas has always enjoyed and loved engineering, even before attending Southeastern, and has been making electronics since 2015. When Nicholas made the decision to enroll at Southeastern, engineering seemed an obvious choice for his vocational program. Throughout his years attending Southeastern, Nicholas accomplished various goals, such as earning a gold medal at the SkillsUSA district-level competition for Mobile Robotics. He also qualified for the national competition in Vex Robotics in Iowa, which was unfortunately canceled due to COVID. Nick won first place at the regional science fair, and honorable mention at the state level. Finally, Nick is proud of winning the Outstanding Student award in his vocational program.

Aside from his academic and vocational program accomplishments, Nick is involved in the National Honor Society and works at Zorba’s Pizza as a delivery person. Through an interview, Nick discussed his plans after high school, stating “I will be attending Wentworth Institute of Technology. My major will be electrical engineering.”

When asked what he would tell his freshman self, he explained, “I would have told myself to enjoy every moment of my freshman and sophomore years, while things were still normal.” His optimism will motivate Southeastern’s current underclassmen to follow in his footsteps.

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 twenty career majors to students from Brockton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Foxboro, Mansfield, Norton, Sharon, Stoughton, and West Bridgewater.

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Written by Kayla Barros, Medical Assisting, Brockton