Principal Leslie Weckesser is pleased to recognize Emily Dodds as a Class of 2022 Senior in the Spotlight. Dodds is a senior in the Advertising & Design program. She chose the program because she liked art and knew she wanted to make it her career. During her time in the program, she has enjoyed working with the people in her shop, noting that they are very fun and talented.
She has also enjoyed being able to learn all the programs needed to work in the industry, and participating in live jobs – orders that students make or design for members of the public – which allows her to help people in the community. Her favorite experience was making temporary tattoos for the school’s open house. She created the designs, and then visiting eighth graders were able to use those designs and customize them.
While at Southeastern, Dodds has participated in Drama Club and helped with lighting. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and Design and Visual Communications Honor Society. She also helped with a community theater called Easton Collaborative Theater.
Following graduation, Dodds is attending the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) to study illustration. She also hopes to do other things such as welding and glass blowing.
Her advice to freshmen is: “Do clubs and activities. They make going to Southeastern more fun, and allow you to meet new people and make new friends.”
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