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Francisco Ramirez is a senior here at WCHS/WACC and has taken many Career Center classes, including: Design Processes, Intro to Accounting, Intro to Manufacturing, PLTW Honors Civil Engineering & Architecture, PLTW Honors Principles of Engineering. In his spare time, Francisco runs cross country & track and field for WCHS.  He was recently the recipient of the Center of Excellence: Best Apprentice Award at his internship with Miller Consulting Group of Warsaw. He has also earned many NLC all-conference awards in both track & field and cross country. Upon graduation this June, Francisco plans to attend college & major in mechanical engineering. He also hopes to continue his running career in college. 

Congratulations, Francisco! The WACC is proud of you!
Lynnae Haan: Business & Computer Science Educator

Ms. Haan attended Grace College in Winona Lake, IN. She teaches Project Lead the Way: Computer Science Essentials (which is her favorite), Web Design I, Networking I & II, and Computer Tech Support. Lynnae has also enjoyed being a guest speaker for the last two years at the Non-Tradition Employment for Women Conference that the WACC sponsors. She lives in the area with two awesome roommates and a dog. For fun, she loves to go camping, hiking, kayaking, cooking, do crossword puzzles, work at the Light Rail Cafe as a baker, work on the Dixie Boat, attend trivia night in town, and watch the Bulls play. A few fun facts about Ms. Haan: she taught swim lessons to people (toddlers-adults) but loved business as well- computer science was kind of on accident but she loves it now; she's never seen the Harry Potter movies; and hates monopoly, texting, & tomatoes.

Special thanks to Ms. Haan for providing this awesome information & allowing us to showcase her during National Career & Technical Education Month. We are so thankful for all of our wonderful CTE teachers! 


Ciara Stout is a current senior here at WCHS/WACC. She has taken many agriculture education courses, including Intro to Ag, Animal Science, Horticulture, Advanced Life Science: Animals, Leadership Development in Action, Supervised Agriculture Experience, & Agribusiness Management, but also is in the Co-Op program, working at Tecomet. Ciara is actively involved in FFA, the WCHS President's Council, & National Honors Society. She was recently awarded the Herbert Presidential Scholarship at Indiana University Kokomo which included a full-ride scholarship, a study abroad program, and new laptop. Ciara is the Warsaw FFA President and has achieved many great awards with the organization, including 2nd place at State in Horticulture Demonstration, 3rd place at State in her Ag Communications Proficiency, and 6th at State on the Warsaw Parlimentary Procedure team. Upon graduation, Ciara plans to attend IU Kokomo for 2 years and then transfer to Purdue to major in Agriculture Education. 

February is National Career & Technical Education Month and we are ready to celebrate here in the Warsaw Area Career Center all month long! 

Throughout the month we will be showcasing not only all the programs we offer, but more importantly the amazing teachers who continue to enrich the lives of their students by encouraging them to pursue their dreams, the students who are furthering their skills & knowledge by participating in these outstanding courses, and our local industry partners who help make it all possible. Below is our first student highlight:

Matthew Harstine is a current senior here at WCHS/WACC in our Internship program with Mrs. Ross. He's interning with SRKM Architects where he has been helping design renovations for Rees Theater in Plymouth. Matthew has taken many WACC classes, including: Preparing for College & Careers, IM: Video Edition, Principles of Business Management, Aviation Flight/Private Pilot Ground School, Intro to Engineering Design, Honors Principles of Engineering, and Honors Civil Engineering & Architecture. In his spare time, he enjoys rock climbing, outdoor recreation, volunteers at his church, and does amateur photography. Matthew is also an Honor Roll student, in the National Honor Society, & has been a two-time Gold Key Award recipient in photography. Upon graduation, Matthew plans to go to either Purdue University, Ball State University, or Grace College to major in Business. 

Below are a few pictures of what he's been up to with his internship:





Be sure to stay tuned this month as we not only feature more stories about our wonderful staff, students, and community partners but also explain more about what CTE month is all about! 



Directly from the Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE) website, CTE Month® is a public awareness campaign ACTE holds each February to celebrate Career and Technical Education and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country. CTE Month 2018, with its tagline of "Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow!" gives us the chance to inform others of the innovation and excellence that exists within our local CTE programs and raise awareness of the crucial role that CTE plays in readying our students for careers and our nation for economic success. Check below for more information on how you can get involved.


ACTE- CTE Month
Last night WCHS/WACC hosted an open house, showcasing all of the wonderful course offerings available within the school. Students & parents had the opportunity to get insiders view on what courses will be offered next year and gather detailed information on courses of interest. Many hands-on activities and demonstrations were a huge hit including welding demos, Cuban sandwiches from the Blue Apron students, & a "tour around the world" in Agriculture. Special thanks to all of our amazing teachers for showing off their cool classes! Check out the fun below! 


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