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Last Friday, our awesome culinary students had the opportunity to serve lunch to WCHS Veteran's Day guest speaker, Thomas Franklin, and other distinguished guests. Mr. Thomas Franklin is an award-winning American Photographer, multimedia journalist, documentary filmmaker, and college professor at Montclair State University who is best known for his iconic flag-raising photograph taken at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001. We were honored to have Mr. Franklin speak to WCHS/WACC students & staff during our Veteran's Day convocation.  


Last Thursday, about 200 high school sophomore girls from 6 local schools had the opportunity to attend the 15th Annual Non-Traditional Employment for Women Workshop at Quaker Haven Camp in Syracuse. Students from Warsaw, Wawasee, Fairfield, Tippecanoe Valley, and Whitko high schools along with a few homeschooled students were in attendance. This workshop allows young women to see the possibilities for their future with a career that each may not have thought about or known was available to them. The purpose of this workshop is to expand the career possibilities for young women to consider and hopefully find one that is of interest. The information presented included education & training, a typical workday, work environments, wage information, employment forecasts, and advantages for women in these occupations. The girls were able to have hands-on experience with "try-it" activities in most of the career opportunities presented. These activities included: building a toolbox, doing a weather report, dressing like a firefighter, welding a souvenir, drilling into bones, designing & carving fruit centerpieces, suturing bananas, hosting an auction, and much more! 

The morning began with an inspiring keynote address from local author & motivational speaker, Natalie Replogle. Following a quick icebreaker game, Natalie shared her own story of struggle & triumph as she found her calling in life even after many different career attempts. She encouraged the students to not always look at failure negatively and to remember that each of them were made uniquely and for a specific purpose in life. 

After our keynote, students were able to break off into five different fifteen-minute roundtable discussion sessions with our speakers to learn more in-depth about their individual careers. The afternoon was spent experiencing all of the awesome try-it activities. 


This workshop would not have been made possible without the phenomenal support of all those involved. Special thanks to our amazing speakers, selfless volunteers, hard-working N.E.W. staff members, and generous sponsors including: 

Warsaw Area Career Center
Wawasee Area Career & Technical Cooperative
Carl D. Perkins Grant
The Warsaw Education Foundation
Building Trades students from WACC & WACTC
Ceres Solutions
Clayton Garden Center
Quaker Haven Camp
WACC Welding Technology Lab
WCS Maintenance Staff
Wyndham Garden Warsaw




Ivy Tech is excited to announce the first Dual Credit Student Transition evening event scheduled for November 2 at Ivy Tech – Warsaw. The goal is to provide information and connection points for dual credit students and their parents who might be or are attending Ivy Tech – Warsaw. The Systems Office and local marketing have been sending information to junior and senior students who have taken an Ivy Tech dual credit course. 

The highlights of the event are below and on the attached flyer.  Note that there is an RSVP link for the students and parents below.


What: Dual Credit Student Transition evening event
When: November 2, 2017
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Where: Ivy Tech – Warsaw, 2545 Silveus Crossing, 46582
Who: Junior and Senior high school students who have taken a dual credit course and are considering attending Ivy Tech.
RSVP to: IvyTech.edu/dualcreditnight

Questions? Contact Corrina Anthony, Dual Credit/Student Affairs Assistant. 574-267-5428 x7103 or 

Ivy Tech of Warsaw invites you to their "GO IVY DAY" on Thursday, October 26th from 9am-1pm. Tour campus, meet with faculty, learn about financial aid, win free goodies, and more. Contact Kathy Kurosky, Associate Director of Admissions, either via email (kkurosky@ivytech.edu) or by phone (574-267-5428 ext. 7213) with any questions or to RSVP for this awesome event!


During the week of September 25th, students and staff were given the opportunity to contribute to the Kosciusko Cancer Care Fund.  Buckets were distributed in classrooms and offices for money to be collected.  Pink t-shirts were also sold, with $5 from every sale going directly to the Kosciusko Cancer Care Fund.  A goal of $2,100 was set and students were told that the administrators would dye their hair pink if the goal was met.  A total of $3,044.80 was generously donated! We are proud of our WCHS/WACC students for living out the WCS mission by enriching the lives of others in such an incredible way!


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