Pembroke: High school seniors mix-in with local businesses

With senioritis looming over the heads of 2012 graduates, classes end April 6th for Pembroke High School seniors but only with the trade-off of a six week internship. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a senior project in order to build their resume and explore professional careers.

Pembroke Selectman Arthur Boyle, who is a co-leader in the program, explained local businesses have already shown interest, “I’ve gotten e-mails from about 8 or 9 businesses already from a tax accounting firm to a cleaners to the Board of Health in town hall.”

Pembroke history teacher Bob Mallon kicked off the program in 2009 and though he has retired since, he continues to stay involved. Mallon explained 2012 graduates will have greater opportunities than previous classes with the help of Selectman Boyle, “This year because we have Mr. Boyle onboard too who’s got these connections to the work environment and all the people out there, we decided we’ll take that step and really make it much more possible for kids to be able to find the kinds of things they want to do. I think that’s a big piece for this year.”

Mallon went on to say Pembroke is one in a few to have this option

Though the senior internship will replace 4th term, Pembroke students will still be able to participate in sports and activities.

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With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.