FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rosalie Smith - Miss Wisconsin 2015
CLEVELAND, WI —
CLEVELAND - Miss Wisconsin 2015, Rosalie Smith of Kenosha, will appear at Lakeshore Technical College and Bonde's Quik-Mart in Cleveland on November 16. Smith will greet LTC students from 12 noon to 12:15 and speak from 12:15 to 1:00 in the Lakeshore Building. She will also greet the public from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Bonde's. The appearance will benefit the Lakeshore Technical College Foundation and Cleveland Elementary School through donations through Bonde's and CITGO.
The public is invited to Bonde's to meet Smith and save money on products at Bonde's by downloading and activating the Club CITGO Mobile App. For each Club CITGO check-in at Bonde's between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Citgo will make a $2 donation to Cleveland Elementary School and for Club CITGO check-in at LTC during that time, a $2 donation will benefit students through the LTC Foundation.
A native of Waukesha County, Smith kicked off her pageant career as Miss New Berlin 2015, representing her county in the 2015 Miss Wisconsin Pageant. As a 2014 graduate of Waukesha North High School, Smith currently attends the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee as a Pre-Nursing student. She plans to become a nurse in the Pediatric Oncology unit of a Children's Hospital. She is also a member of the Milwaukee Panther Dance Team. Prior to college, Rosalie was a member of the Waukesha North Dance Team and Color Guard as well as a company member of M&M, Salto, and, Studio One Dance Company.
During her year of service, Rosalie will be an advocate for those who are suffering with addictions of any substances. After losing her brother to an addiction, she knows how to give a voice to those who have been or continue to be silenced by addiction. Smith wants to mend the gap between society and the real life struggles addicts face, proving that they are worth more than their addiction and they need our help.
"My brother Colin hid his alcohol addiction from our family for years. He was smart, talented, held a job and taught himself how to play several instruments," said Smith "On the outside, he had it all; but, he was falling apart on the inside. He knew he needed to remove himself from his old life, but he never got the chance. Two years ago, he went out with his friends and died of acute alcohol poisoning."
Her presentation, Colin's Crusade: Breaking the Barriers of Addiction, will reach students at both LTC and Cleveland Elementary School during the day as Smith will visit both prior to her appearance at Bonde's.
For more information, visit ClubCITGO.COM
About Lakeshore Technical College
Lakeshore Technical College is a leading provider of technical education offering 100 career programs including associate degrees, technical diplomas, technical certificates and apprenticeship programs. In addition, LTC offers distance learning, customized training to business and industry, and continuing educational opportunities.
Serving a 200,500-resident population in east central Wisconsin, LTC operates a main campus in Cleveland; additional learning sites at LTC Manitowoc and LTC Sheboygan; community education centers at area high schools in Kiel, Mishicot, Plymouth, Random Lake, Reedsville and Two Rivers; and 27 distance learning sites. LTC's mission is to enrich lives and strengthen the economy by preparing a workforce that is skilled, diverse and flexible. On average, 79 percent of LTC graduates work in the LTC District, which includes Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties, and parts of Calumet and Ozaukee counties. Visit LTC at: www.gotoltc.edu.
About Lakeshore Technical College
Each year more than 10,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on LTC for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. LTC faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals.<.p>
LTC, a nationally recognized technical college, was recently named a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist. The college was also ranked the #17 trade school in the nation by Forbes, the #3 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, #9 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by WalletHub.com, and a top-150 two-year college for the fourth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute.
Close to 1,000 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $46,800 per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at four additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at gotoltc.edu.