Principal Leslie Weckesser is pleased to recognize Briana Pires as a Class of 2022 Senior in the Spotlight. Pires is a senior in the Medical Assisting vocational program.
Pires chose her vocational program because she always wanted to be in the medical field and knew the program would help her narrow down options and choose a career after high school. She has enjoyed how vast and open the cooperative education opportunities are beyond working in a doctor’s office, including working in burn units, hospitals, internal medicine, family practice or mortuaries. She shares how she has enjoyed the versatility of the opportunities and how students aren’t confined to any one area in the medical field.
Pires’ favorite experience in her vocational work is having been in a co-op and working with many different patients. She was able to be placed in a pediatric doctor’s office and has learned and experienced so many new things, working with babies who are just days old to young adults up to the age of 23.
While at Southeastern, Pires has also been involved in Book Club and Letters Against Depression.
After graduation, she plans to attend the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services, studying Pre-Medical Biomedical Sciences. She plans to become a Medical Examiner.
Pires’ advice to freshmen is: “Join as many clubs, sports and extracurricular activities as possible. I know some of my regrets were not taking advantage of all these extracurricular activities when I was a freshman/underclassman.”
Southeastern’s Senior Spotlights are chosen based on their high academic and vocational achievement. Seniors are selected from each of the nine towns Southeastern serves and are highlighted prior to graduation which will be held this year on June 8.
Leah Comins—John Guilfoil Public Relations