Valerie Messmore is a current senior here at Warsaw Community High School & Warsaw Area Career Center.

Val is currently enrolled in Advanced Accounting & in a Work-Based Learning Capstone where she is interning at Alderfer, Bergen, & Co. Previously she has taken Interpersonal Relationships, Intro to Agriculture, Advanced Life Science: Animals, Business Law & Ethics, Intro to Accounting, & Personal Financial Responsibility. Valerie states that she chose to take these classes because of her interest in business-type occupations along with her interest in agriculture.

Outside of school, Valerie is involved in many extra-curricular activities. She is the President of her 4H Horse & Pony Club, Warsaw FFA Chapter President, on the President's Council, Kosciusko Youth Leadership Academy, & Kosciusko County Farm Bureau Board, and in Octagon Club & National Honors Society. She's proud to have been named an Optimist Student of the Week and Purdue Presidential Scholar, recently.

Upon graduation, Valerie plans to attend Purdue University in West Lafayette to major in Accounting with a minor in Business Management. She hopes to one day return to Warsaw to pursue her career as a certified financial planner. 
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Last week Mr. Waldeck, Mrs. Ross, & Mr. Schramm took 25 of their BPA students to Indianapolis for their State Leadership Conference.

There were over 1600 high school Hoosiers in attendance, and our students--who qualified by being among the top winners in our region in December--competed against the other regions of the state for the opportunity to compete in Anaheim, California, in May for the BPA National Leadership Conference.

Although not everyone wins, everyone did their best; here are our biggest winners:

Qualifying for National-level Competition:

Global Marketing Team - 2nd Place Megan Dawson

Reagan Roulo
Abby Wilson

PC Servicing & Troubleshooting - 3rd Place Bryce Welk

Business Law & Ethics - 4th Place Lachlan Lennox

Placing as Alternates or Otherwise Not Qualifying for Nationals:

Computer Security - 7th Place Bryce Welk

Banking & Finance - 8th Place Jarett Orr

Advanced Accounting - 10th Place Austin Lackey

Information Tech Concepts - Open - 5th Place Derek Brown

Management, Marketing, & HR Concepts - Open - 5th Place Isaiah VanPuffelin

Students also attended General Sessions, Leadership Training Sessions, Acted as Voting Delegates to elect next year's state officers and change a bylaw in our Constitution.

Congrats to all of these amazing BPA students! 

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The Warsaw FCCLA Chapter recently competed at their State Conference in Indianapolis. 10 out of the 12 students competing advanced to have the opportunity to compete at the National Level this summer in California. Congratulations to the entire team!

Check out their results below:

WARSAW - State Awards:

Career Investigation

Austine Swanson: Gold Alternate 


Chapter Project Service Display 

Kate Manuel: Silver Alternate


Kendra Lancaster & Megan McKenzie:  Gold and Nationals


Chapter in Review

Sarah Kaser & Maria Alonzo: Bronze 


Fashion Construction 

Ana Tlahuetl: Gold Nationals 


Focus on Children

Laysa Nocelotl, Mercedes Bustamante, & Jovana Juarez: Gold Nationals 


National Programs in Action

Olivia Renier: Silver Nationals 

(Pictured above are: Front Row- Olivia Renier, Ana Tlahuetl, Jovana Juarez, Laysa Nocelotl, Mercedes Bustamante, Katie Manuel, Kendra Lancaster, & Megan McKenzie. Back Row: Miss Bassett- Advisor, Maria Alonzo, Sarah Kaser, Austine Swanson, Chloe Tomlinson, & Mrs. Lancaster.)

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Michaela Buriff is a senior here at WCHS/WACC and is currently in the Work Based Learning Co-Op Program with a placement at the Kosciusko County YMCA.  She has previously taken Nutrition & Wellness, Child Development, Interpersonal Relationships, and Preparing for College & Careers. Michaela says that these classes have taught her many life skills and she's appreciative of the several opportunities shes been given along the way. When she's not at school or work, Michaela is busy competing on the WCHS Varsity Track & Field team. One accomplishment she's proud of is recently being named Employee of the Month at the YMCA. Upon graduation, Michaela plans to attend Grace College to study elementary education and run on their track team. Congratulations, Michaela! 
On Tuesday, March 26, Rebecca Savage will visit WCHS/WACC to share her story with our students.  Rebecca lost her two sons, Penn High School students, to accidental overdose after a night of partying in Osceola.  She is now a well-respected speaker sharing her powerful, emotional and educational story to students nationwide.  Please feel free to review her website 

Please refer to the attached & revised bell schedule below for Tuesday, March 26th.

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