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Jacie Nier is a junior here at WCHS/WACC and is in our Building Trades program. She has also taken Advanced Fashion & Textiles, Child Development, Intro to Construction, Nutrition & Wellness, Intro to Fashion & Textiles, & Preparing for College & Careers in the WACC. Jacie says that she decided to take Building Trades because she loves to learn, build things, and enjoys hands-on learning the most. Outside of school, Jacie also plays soccer and has her own craft business. After graduating high school, Jacie plans to either attend college or start her own construction business. 
The Warsaw Area Career Center is excited to announce the addition of two new Engineering Technology Education teachers. 


Andrea Miller
Engineering/Manufacturing Teacher


Ms. Miller is teaching Project Lead the Way: Engineering Design & Development, Intro to Manufacturing, & Intro to Transportation. She graduated from Ball State University with a BFA- Metals & BS- Art Education and also earned her MFA in Metals from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. 

Andrea loves being outdoors, running, paddle boarding, riding her bike, walking her dog, traveling, & going camping. She describes herself as a "maker" and loves to make things: metalsmithing, knitting, sewing, building/construction, baking, etc. 

When asked to add anything else that's interesting about herself, she says: 


I really like avocados, chai lattes, & sparkling water. My dog is super cute. Teaching brings together my love of making things, the joy I find in building relationships, and an opportunity to impact my community.

This summer I drove over 7000 towing my little vintage camper, LeRoy, all through the SouthWest as part of my Lilly Grant Fellowship. I spent the year previous to the trip completely rebuilding the camper from the frame up.

My most current project is a collaboration with my dear friend, Amelia. We are putting together a three-part art exhibition at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca, New York. In 2020 the exhibition will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment awarding women the right to vote.



Ryan Seagert
Engineering Technology Teacher

Mr. Seagert graduated from the University of Nebraska. He is teaching Project Lead the Way: Digital Electronics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Industrial Automation & Robotics I & II, Project Lead the Way: Honors Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering & Architecture, Preparing for College & Careers, Intro to Transportation, Robotics Design & Innovation, and Robotics Design & Innovation for Women.

In his spare time, he likes to read, watch TV, spend time with the cutest niece in the world, and go to the movies.





The Welding Technology Program recently received brand new welders. Under the direction of Certified Welding Instructor, Chris Morr, the program purchased 24 welders total with 12 Square Wave TIG 200's and 12 Power Mig 260's. These welders represent the latest welding technology on the market. 

Unboxing and assembling our new Lincoln Power MIG 260's are an Advanced student, Daniela Parra and beginning students, Armondo Vargas and Caeden Meade. 


Nine Whitko High School students took an American Welding Society, Welder Certification Test April 27th at the Steel Dynamics Keith E. Busse Technology Center of Ivy Tech Community College in Fort Wayne. Passing students earned a worldwide recognized certification in the Gas Metal Arc Welding process. The test consisted of an American Welding Society D-9 Work Procedure Sheet. Each student prepared and produced the required test specimen. The test was overseen and inspected by AWS Certified Welding Inspector Tim Sorg.

Students achieving this status were: Trea Arnold, Hunter Myers, Dillon Hamilton, Levi Coy, Kimberly Hoover, Michael Connor, Alex Rouse, and Jose Cordero.
The Warsaw Building Trades program hosted their open house Wednesday evening. This is the 36th year for the Building Trades Program.  Twenty-two students, under the direction of their instructor, Eric Taylor, worked on the home owned by Chris and Reily Frankum.   The students were involved in framing, roofing, siding, window and door installation, insulating, drywalling, painting, trimming and concrete work.

The home is a one-story ranch style house with approximately 2,800 finished square feet. The home is equipped with a high-efficiency gas furnace and central air.

The students that worked on the home are Jonathan Aca, Jose Alvarez, Noah Boren, Christian Carnegie, Cole Davis, Zachary Dutton, William Dye, Austin Fisher, Bryan Gonzalez, Zachary Howard, Ian Jones, Reality Lawson, Trevor Lomperski, Jesus Lopez, Mauricio Medellin, Carlos Medoza, Tristan Mobley, Christian Moyotl, Armando Munguia, Hunter Scott and Jared Teeple.

Congrats students on a job well done! 


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