Education and vocation have always been intertwined for Nathan Espinal.
As a student at North Shore Technical High School in Middleton, the Salem teen specialized in health assisting, with the goal of becoming a doctor. But after realizing medicine was not the right fit, he has decided to study law in college.
“At this school, I’m prepared for college or I could go straight to the workforce,’’ said Espinal, who will attend Suffolk University after graduation. “I feel more prepared. If I ever fall, I could catch myself.’’