David Prouty senior interns deemed eligible for COVID vaccination

16 students may receive Pfizer vaccine on Monday

SPENCER — The Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District (SEBRSD) is announced this week its our Interns in Education Program students will be eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine at our Vaccine Clinic on Monday, March 15, in the David Prouty High School McDonough Gymnasium. As Massachusetts educators, they have been invited by Dr. Paul Haughey, Superintendent of Schools, to join District staff at the vaccination clinic.

The Interns are sixteen members of the Class of 2021 who are participating in the Massachusetts High School Seniors in Education Program (HSSIEP).

“Each student is a trusted, highly motivated young person who is on track for graduation in June,” read a press release issued by Haughey.

These students are working in the District’s two elementary schools, East Brookfield Elementary School, and Wire Village Elementary School, as well as at Knox Trail Middle School.  The students are helping teachers manage the challenges of teaching in a pandemic.  They are serving as classroom assistants, hallway monitors, tutors, and more.

“It is our hope that this work-based learning experience will motivate some of the interns to pursue a career in education,” wrote Haughey. “With support from the Worcester Regional MassHire Workforce Board, and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the sixteen HSSIEP seniors have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children in their own community.  Now, they have the opportunity to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, as well.”

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