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Loralei Premo

Loralei Premo '07
Biology Major

Communications and SPC Administrator, Drinking Source Water Protection Division of the Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority (Ontario)

"Most natural science classes at LSSU offer students as much hands-on experience (lab hours) as lecture hours, which ensures that the university experience prepares us for the real world careers, whether you work at a desk or out in the field, or both. There are endless advantages and opportunities available to LSSU students due to its location on an international border.

I found my career path on campus when my advisor posted a job for the Bi-national Public Advisory Council (BPAC), a group dedicated to and overseeing the clean-up the St. Mary's River. I was able to gain experience and network on both sides of the border, ultimately finding full-time employment before I graduated with my biology degree."

Charter Schools

WSC Academy

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to provide quality education that inspires every student to achieve the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed and achieve academic and personal excellence.

WSC Academy Locations

10355 Citation Drive, Ste. 100
Brighton, MI 48116
(810) 227-4868
(810) 534-6199
855 Jefferson Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 794-0218
(734) 5794-0216
Web Address:

WSC Academy Contact Information

Facility Directors
Thomas Pare,
Management Company:
Work Skills Corporation, Portia Mann,

Board of Directors:
President: Deborah Mozurkewich,
Vice President: Dwight Fontenot, Ph.D.,
Secretary: Kimberly Hambright,
Treasurer: Karyn Goven,
Trustee: Belinda Peters,
Trustee: Katherine Lawrence,

LSSU Oversight Officer:
Nick J. Oshelski
Executive Director Charter Schools

Charter Contract


Community Service Learning at WSC Academy

Community Service is Part of Our Mission:
Improving Ourselves for Our Community,
Improving Our Community for Ourselves.

Community Service is an important part of WSC Academy’s design, so important that we created the Community Service Pledge. But without action, a pledge is only words.

This school year WSC Academy Brighton put on a Week of Caring, which included students volunteering their time to several area organizations: Meals on Wheels, Gleaners, and Be Our Guest Adult Day Care. Additionally, Brighton’s Project Based Learning students created a video for submission to the Livingston County United Way’s Campaign Video Competition.

WSC Academy Ypsilanti developed three separate Community Service initiatives: a Reading Buddies program for one-on-one reading with kindergarten students at the nearby Perry Early Learning Center, a Pennies for Patients drive to cure Lymphoma and Leukemia, and a Toilet Paper Drive for the nearby Hope Center pantry.

The Reading Buddies program resulted in over 130 hours of one-on-one reading, utilizing more than thirty high school students. Our students created a coloring book that detailed the progress of the reading program and presented them to the kindergarten students at Perry Early Education Center. High school students who mentored these young children discovered how much they had in common, and both groups of students had a hard time saying goodbye at the end of the program.

The Pennies for Patients Drive raised over 250 dollars to fight Leukemia & Lymphoma and resulted in our school being rewarded with proclamations and a gift of pizzas for the entire student body for our outsized generosity. As the Campaign Coordinator of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society wrote to us, “$250! WOW! That’s so generous of your small school community! Thank you so much for your support to end blood cancers. We appreciate all you do!” WSC Academy is determined to double our total in next year’s drive.

Families who need assistance are not allowed to buy toilet paper with their Bridge Cards. To help fill the need, and to have a light-hearted program, we decided to make a collection. Our Toilet Paper Drive for the HOPE Center (“Help Wipe Out HOPElessness”) was extremely successful, collecting over 235 rolls for the community pantry, and resulting in our students being featured in a publicity photo for the Hope Center to be shared on their website. The HOPE Center has asked us to hold two drives next year!

The Corporation for National and Community Service says, “Service-learning enhances students’ valuable academic skills, including communication, team-building, and critical thinking; builds their selfesteem; and develops their sense of responsibility for decision-making.” We at WSC Academy believe that community service is part of what we do, because community service is authentic learning.

Tom Pare’, Dean of Education

Vision to Succeed

Robotics Industries Association

First Place
Lake Superior State University

Design and development of low cost robotics machine tending system

Second Place
University of Waterloo, Canada

Third Place
New Mexico Institute of Mining

2001 Robotics Industries Association: Robotics & Vision Show

International Scholarship Competition

June 5, 2001
Chicago, IL

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