Principal Leslie Weckesser is pleased to recognize Alyssa Robillard as a Class of 2022 Senior in the Spotlight. Robillard is a senior in the Medical Assisting vocational program. She chose the program because of the many opportunities available to students in clinical studies, and was able to be introduced to not just one specialty, but had the option of 14 medical offices.
She notes that she has learned many valuable skills that have made her feel confident as she enters the nursing field. Her favorite experience from her vocational work was having the chance to be part of a team, saying, “At Good Samaritan Radiation Oncology, I was able to bond with not only the amazing staff and doctors, but the patients who, each and every day, allowed me to further my education as I worked alongside their medical assistant and receptionist.”
During her time at Southeastern, Robillard was involved in National Honor Society and outside of school, she volunteered for three years at Sturdy Memorial Hospital.
Following graduation, she will attend the University of Rhode Island majoring in Nursing.
Her advice to freshmen is: “Appreciate the paths that the school allows you to take. We are a school of 21 programs, 21 fields, and an endless amount of paths that you can start on. I am very thankful for all of the teachers I had at Southeastern, both of my parents for supporting all my decisions, and my close friends for providing light when times got dark. I would like to extend my thank you to those who are no longer with us, Charles Ferranto, Sally and Andrew Whelahan, and Paula MacMillan, you will be greatly missed and you four are the reason I strive to help others.”
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