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Interview with a graduate - Robert Sack

June 3, 2024

What is your name, age, school, and what community are you from?

My name is Robert Sack. I am 17 years old and I attend school at LSK in Sipekne’katik.


What’s your favourite subject in school?

My favourite subject is Tech ed. I like building stuff.


If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be, and why?

I would move to Texas because the cost of living is better, (taxes, housing) and there is warm weather.


What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time I play video games (mostly with girlfriend), ride 4 wheeler (“You feel free.”).


What are your plans for when you graduate, and why? What do you see yourself doing ten years from now?

I plan to apply to NSCC for diesel mechanics. I am Interested in boat and trucks. I grew up on lobster boats and repairs took a long time because there is only one, maybe two mechanics who serviced the area.


In 10 years, I see myself expanding my diesel mechanic business with shops in Digby, Bridgewater, Maine, New Hampshire, Texas.


Do you have a role model? If so, who? And why?

My role model is my dad because I see him as a superhero. He taught me about life, lobster fishing, diesel mechanics, treaty rights. He is everything... master welder, diesel mechanic, worked construction for 10 years and was a Captain for 20 years.


What is your best memory from your high school years?

My favourite memory was film & video class with Adam. It was fun, they got to be creative and make a movie.


What is the best thing about your school?

The best thing about my school is how much the teachers care. They make sure you graduate. They’ll pull up a chair right beside you, work with you 1:1, hands on, and teach everyone at their own pace. No one was too far ahead or behind, they kept us together.”


Who has made an impact on you?

Mom~ always supportive, there whenever needed.

Bryan Brooks~ guidance counsellor and friend, worked on making lobster traps for fisheries.


Is there something you'd like to see in your school or community that isn't there now?

Yes, adding mechanics to Tech Ed. Lots of students have cars, but don’t have money and/or know how to repair them.


Do you have any words of advice, a personal favourite quote, or a thank-you?

Thank you to the teachers, especially Mr. Watson and Adam.“Mr. Watson is hands-down the best teacher on the planet. No matter how much you struggle, he will keep working with you until you understand.