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Lakeville students take part in camp at Baker College

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(08/09/12) - For middle schoolers, college is years away, but it's never too early to start thinking ahead.

This week, 50 students from the Lakeville School District are getting a rare opportunity to do just that.

It looks like a typical class room setting, but it's far from ordinary.

These middle schoolers may be on summer break, but this week they are getting an experience far beyond their years.

Most seventh graders have never heard of poly sonography, the study of sleep, but Kane Pyonk is learning first hand about it.

"It's so they can see the functions while they're asleep," Kane said.

Pyonk and his classmates from the Lakeville School District are taking part in a week-long camp at Baker College.

They're learning about a variety of fields.

"So we have an idea of what's out there for us to try," said Lakeville student Riene Pyonk.

Kane's sister learned all about sign language and is now considering a related career path.

Teresa St. Aubin, the career coordinator, says the camp is hugely popular in their district.

"We've actually had several students return this year that attended last year. It shows how much they've enjoyed it and how much they're learning too," she said.

Along with poly synography, Kane learned how to make prosthetic and orthotics. Opportunities that will help him navigate the future.

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