Principal Leslie Weckesser is pleased to recognize Jacob Margolis as a Class of 2022 Senior in the Spotlight. Margolis is a senior in the Culinary Arts vocational program. He chose the program because he has always had a passion for food and specifically applied to Southeastern because of the culinary program.
He enjoyed being able to work in a real industrial setting and learning how a restaurant functions. His favorite experience was competing in the 2021 Massachusetts Prostart Competition where he and three other teammates created their own three-course menu including an appetizer, an entrée and a dessert. He notes that the team was able to win the competition due to the knowledge they gained from the chefs they learned from.
While at Southeastern, he has also competed every year in the SkillsUSA competitions and was able to qualify for the state competition.
Following graduation, Margolis plans to attend Johnson and Wales University, majoring in culinary arts and minoring in mixology. He hopes to use his education to eventually go into the field of recipe development.
His advice to freshmen is: “Choose your shop based on what you like and not what is popular.”
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