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Work-Based Learning Co-Op Employer Appreciation Luncheon

 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 33 Co-Op students expressed 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 Ciara Stout, who worked in the Human Resources Department at Tecomet under the supervision of Kay Kelley.

Positive Attitude Awards were presented to Liza Lewis, Nick Marsh, and Christian Raish.  Professional Growth Awards were presented to Brenda Alvarado, Noah Diaz, Dillon King, Kyle Rickert, and Hannah Williams.  Work-Based Learning Co-Op Excellence Awards were presented to Mia Beckham, Emali Grose, Colton Lind, Brendan Perry, Savannah Taylor, and Matthew Watson.

     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. 



(Pictured above)
WBL Co-Op of the Year
L-R Angie Heinsman (WBL Coordinator), Ciara Stout, David Clark (WBL Coordinator)



WBL Positive Attitude Awards
L-R Angie Heinsman (WBL Coordinator), Nick Marsh, Liza Lewis, Christian Raish, David Clark (WBL Coordinator)


WBL Professional Growth Awards
L-R Angie Heinsman (WBL Coordinator), Hannah Williams, Brenda Alvarado, Noah Diaz, Dillon King, Kyle Rickert, David Clark (WBL Coordinator)


WBL Excellence Awards
L-R Angie Heinsman (WBL Coordinator), Emali Grose, Savannah Taylor, Mia Beckham, Matthew Watson, Brendan Perry, David Clark (WBL Coordinator)


Hannah Rice is a senior here at Warsaw Community High School & the Warsaw Area Career Center and will be graduating with both the Management & Marketing Career Academy Certificates. She is currently in Honors Introduction to Accounting with Mrs. Heinsman, Criminal Justice Independent Study, & an Internship with Mrs. Ross through the Superior Court III & John Barrett Law Office. Previously she's taken Advanced Strategic Marketing (Dual Credit-Ivy Tech), Principles of Business Management (Dual Credit-Ivy Tech), Business Law & Ethics, Principles of Marketing (Dual Credit-Ivy Tech), Introduction to Business, and Preparing for College & Careers here in the WACC. 

Hannah said that she decided to take these courses as she's always had an interest in the law. Her mom jokes that it's because she likes to argue, but she says she always tries to advocate for the "little man." Hannah states that she appreciates equality and blind justice and that everyone is held accountable for their own actions.

When she's not busy with her current classes, Hannah is involved in Business Professionals of America as the Regional President & is in the National Honors Society. 

Hannah is proud to be graduating Magna Cum Laude after consistently being on the Honor Roll. 

Upon graduating, Hannah earned a direct admission to the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University and plans to major in Finance & minor in Political Science. Hannah hopes to attend law school to study employment & corporate law as she'd love to create wills, trusts, and estates for special needs children & their families in the future. 

Congrats, Hannah, on all of your accomplishments. The WACC is so proud of you and wishes you the best in the future!

Photo credit: Signature Studio in Winona Lake, IN
May 9th to the 13th was the Business Professional of America National Leadership Conference in Grapevine, Texas, just outside of Dallas. Students that attended were Senior, Brandon Bailey, and sophomores Bryce Welk and Katie Swain. They were accompanied by BPA Sponsor, Scott Schramm, and his wife, Anne.


To qualify for NLC the students had to rank in the top of the State of Indiana in their respective contests during the State Leadership Conference held in March. Brandon competed in both the Computer Network Technology and the Network Administration Using Microsoft competitions. Katie competed in Fundamental Accounting and Bryce in Computer Security. Brandon made it on the national stage with a 7th place finish in Computer Network Technology. 


Students had opportunities to compete in other open events, attend breakout leadership sessions and general assemblies, network with students from around the U.S., and explore places in Dallas. 


BPA would like to thank Flexaust for their financial support this spring to help make this trip possible!


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From Mrs. Heinsman: It’s always a great day when a former student wants to come back and speak with my students. Thanks, Evan Miller, for speaking about your upcoming accounting career at PWC and fellowship in accountancy at The Ohio State University! Very proud of you and great to catch up! Can’t wait to continue to hear about your journey!! 
Mrs. Hopper's Broadcasting students visited their dual credit partner, Huntington University. Students enjoyed a day filled with hands-on activities, learning about HU's Digital Media Arts Program (Broadcasting, Film, Animation, and VR), screening films and helping critique HU student work.  It was a day packed full of fun and developing friendships with HU's amazing DMA professors.

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