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Warsaw IN — A 30 second PSA entitled “Every Day” by Caleb Childers, a Warsaw Area Career student in Angela Hopper’s television production class, has been named one of ten finalists in The Greatest Save 2017 Teen PSA Contest. Caleb’s public service announcement will become part of a national teen safety resource.

This spring high school students from Major League Baseball towns and other cities around the country were invited to take part in The Greatest Save Teen PSA National Program with winners from the various MLB regions named in the first round of judging. The ten Finalists were the winning entries from high schools in Long Island, New York City, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Tampa, Miami, Huntsville AL and Warsaw IN. Judging is done by a panel that includes experts from law enforcement, film, and juvenile justice as well as teens attending MLB All Star FanFest.

The winning videos can be seen at www.TeenPSA.org. A link to Caleb's video can be found here: http://teenpsa.org/2017/06/06/2017-national-semi-finalist-6-every-day/

“We applaud WACC for taking part in this program and thereby encouraging their students to be part of the solution to end teen victimization,” said Douglas Sebastian, Founder of KinderVision Foundation. “Caleb’s excellent safety message will be used in schools all across the country to raise awareness and keep teen’s safe.” For more information and safety resources, visit www.KinderVision.org.


The Greatest Save Teen PSA Program is a project of the KinderVision Foundation and was developed at the request of law enforcement because of the following statistics:
  • The age group most at-risk for sexual predators is 14-17
  • 1 in 4 girls will be a victim of sexual abuse by her 18th birthday
  • 1 in 10 boys will become a victim of sexual abuse by his 18th birthday
Rollie Fingers, member of the baseball Hall of Fame and National Spokesperson for the organization, added, “We focus on prevention because we believe that when it comes to kids, The Greatest Save is the one we never have to make.”

The Greatest Save Teen PSA Program is a peer to peer crime prevention program of the KinderVision Foundation, a recognized 501c3 charity of Major League Baseball since 1992. The program is currently running in 26 Major League Baseball cities and is endorsed by law enforcement nationwide. KinderVision’s mission is to empower children and teens through education to prevent victimization, with a focus on exploitation, abduction and human trafficking.
WCHS/WACC Senior student, Briana Kelley, recently went on a mission trip to Honduras with the Humanity & Hope Foundation, the not-for-profit business in which she completed her internship with. During this trip, Briana had the opportunity to serve the Honduran people not only by helping with various agricultural and building projects, but also by mentoring & playing with the children there. The WACC is very proud of Briana & her passion to live out the WCS Mission by enriching the lives of others!



Warsaw Area Career Center Work-Based Learning Co-Op students recently honored their supervisors at an Employer Appreciation Luncheon presented by Vitale Events at 2517 in Warsaw.

The Co-Op students expressed their appreciation to their supervisors for their guidance and understanding in teaching them professional skills and aiding them in the transition from school to the training site.

The Work-Based Learning Co-Op Student of the Year recipient was Emily Shepherd, who worked at the Otis R. Bowen Center under the supervision of Jennifer Hatcher.

Positive Attitude Awards were presented to Ben Britton, Alex Brown, Taylor Cassel, Emilee Fetters, Cassie Hoag, MegAnn Pearl, Shane Powers, Tim Rata, and Rob Sullivan.  Professional Growth Awards were presented to Kyle Hatch, Trenton Rapp, Jordan Reichard, and Justin Stout.  Work-Based Learning Co-Op Excellence Awards were presented to Marcelo Brito Rosales, Page Desenberg, Abby Glass, and Jessica Keyes.

     Any employers interested in participating in the Work-Based Learning Co-Op program next year may contact Mrs. Angie Heinsman, Coordinator, at 574.371.5074 x 2549 or email aheinsman@warsawschools.org.  



Brayden loves his internship at Zimmer Bioment working on the accounting floor! 
Students in Advanced Marketing with Ms. Ross were recently awarded with lunch at the Blue Apron Restaurant for making a winning product by marketing it to their class. Great job students!

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