On Thursday, students had the opportunity to choose an enrichment workshop that they were interested in. Check out the pictures below from several classes in the WACC: no-bake cookies in the Foods lab with Miss Bassett, Dutch Blitz with Mrs. Lancaster, & Board Games with Mr. Zakaria & Mrs. Campbell. 

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Zachary LeDrew is a senior here at WCHS/WACC & was recently nominated by Medical Terminology teacher, Karen Coates, to be highlighted this week!

In addition to Medical Terminology, Zach has taken Preparing for College & Careers and Interpersonal Relationships in the WACC. During his spare time, Zach enjoys bodybuilding, training others, and helping those in need. Zach has been recognized by teachers, administrators, and students for being a leader in and outside of the classroom many times. 

Upon graduation, Zach plans to attend Indiana State University to major in Business Administration with a minor in Nutrition. He would also like to move to Florida after college and dreams to be an entrepreneur and a personal trainer. 

Thanks, Zach, for allowing us to feature you on the blog today. Congrats on all of your accomplishments & best of luck at ISU!

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Madelyn Ray is a junior here at Warsaw Community High School/Warsaw Area Career Center. She has taken many WACC courses, including Project Lead the Way Biomed, PLTW Human Body Systems, PLTW Medical Intervention, PLTW Biomedical Innovation, Medical Terminology, Child Development, Interpersonal Relationships, & Preparing for College & Careers. In her spare time, Madelyn is involved in golf, swimming, tennis, Octogan Club, Key Club, & youth group at her church. Madelyn has earned many accomplishments & achievements, including being in the top 12 in her class since freshman year, competing at the varsity level in all 3 sports since freshman year, & being recognized as a Rising Star of Indiana. She is also a class representative in the Octagon Club and organized a "swim-a-thon" charity event to raise money for the Warsaw Education Foundation. Madelyn is undecided on a college upon high school graduation but is interested in pursuing a career in the medical field.

Congrats Madelyn & thanks for allowing us to showcase you on the blog today! We are so proud of you!
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Hi! I am Kelley Ross and I am a Business, Marketing, Information, & Technology Education Teacher & the Internship Coordinator here in the WACC. I earned my Undergraduate degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and my Master's Degree from Ball State University.

I've been married to my husband, Bob for 25 years this July. We have two daughters, Marissa- 23 years old and Emma- 18 years old (they are the joy of my life!), and the newest love in my life is my Mini Golden Doodle puppy, Lola. I also enjoy spending time with my family & friends - playing cards, trying new restaurants or traveling. I also love to read - especially if I'm on a beach somewhere tropical!

I teach Marketing & Advanced Strategic Marketing (both dual credit) & Work-Based Learning Internship - I love them both!! I do love getting to go and meet business people in all sectors while visiting my interns.

An interesting fact about me: my husband and I met on a blind date - yes, some blind dates do turn out well! I never wanted to be a teacher -EVER! I came from a family of educators and I wasn't going to be one of them. I earned my Bachelors degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Marketing and worked in the business world for a number of years. That teacher calling was always in the back of my head so I eventually listened to it and I went back and earned my teaching degree and my Masters in Business Education - lesson learned 'Never say never!'

Thanks, Kelley, for allowing us to feature you on the blog today. We are very thankful to have you here at the WACC! 

(Kelley is pictured above with her family.) 
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Karen Coates, RN BSN, currently teaches Medical Terminology here in the WACC. She attended the University of Maryland. She is married & has two daughters, ages 17 & 24. 

In her own words, Karen says:
After high school, I landed a great job in an insurance company while attending college classes in the evening. After several years of feeling unfulfilled, I decided to explore health care. The first class I took was medical terminology. After becoming interested in health care, I became a nurse. I was fortunate enough to train at and work with physicians from Johns Hopkins, and the University of Maryland. I have worked in units such as medical-surgical, telemetry, post-op, IV therapy and the Intensive Care Unit. The ICU was my favorite because it allowed more autonomy and the utilization of more skills and knowledge. I became a certified nurse in ICU and ACLS certified which requires more education. Being ACLS certified allowed me the opportunity to be a part of the rapid response team. At this time in my life, I am grateful to be an instructor at WACC. This opportunity allows me to take what I have learned and experienced and share it with students who have expressed an interest in healthcare.

Thanks so much, Karen, for allowing us to feature you on the blog today. We are so thankful to have you here in the WACC! 

(Karen is pictured above with her oldest daughter.)
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