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Congratulations to Kate Koontz, a recent WCHS graduate, on being named a national finalist in the Intellectual Property Owners Educational Foundation (IPOEF) Video Contest!  Her video was inspired by her great-grandfather, who came up with some really cool inventions but never took time to patent them.  Ironically, though his ideas didn't make him rich, a version of his story may still help his granddaughter Kate pay for college! Kate created her video as a part of Mrs. Hopper's Videography class at the Warsaw Area Career Center this spring, and now Kate's creative video just landed her one of the four national finalist spots chosen by IPOEF judges.  With your help, she has a chance to win up to $9,500!
 
Please take a moment to vote for Kate in the 16-18-year-old category so she can win a $7,500 scholarship. She also has a chance to win another $2,000 if you like her video on Facebook. This can be regardless of or in addition to winning another category.  
 
Help Kate win one or both by giving her a like on Facebook and voting for her at the IPOEF website: https://www.ipoef.org/2018-ip-video-contest-vote/ To vote you'll need to enter your email.
 
To like her video on Facebook visit: https://www.facebook.com/WaccTv/ for the pinned post.  Be sure to like the post and not the generic IPOEF page.
 
Voting ends August 31st. Remember to vote for Kate Koontz, and that patenting good ideas can help your descendants.
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.
Sarah McCreery & Lynette Scott's Education Professions interns all passed their ECA certification for the State of Indiana. The Education Professions class includes six hours of dual credit with Grace College along with an internship in elementary and middle school classrooms. Congratulations to these 9 students!

Pictured above are:
Alyse Allen, Lynae Dawson, Julie Foster, Madison Haines, Kaitlynd Heiden-Moore, Madison Method, Shannon Randels, Ashley Salyer, & Dane Stookey

The Warsaw Area Career Center Radio & TV Production students recently aired with their first ever fully live show with on the scene reporting during Enrichment on May 17th. 
WACC TV students surveyed other students about their interests and questions.  All pieces on that Thursday's newscast were requests by students.  We saw a variety of investigative pieces, human interest stories, features, entertainment, and even a behind the scenes look at WACC-TV. Topics ranged from mold and temperature fluxes to this summer's World Cup picks....from stopped trains to life hacks and fun facts...even some student made commercials and movie trailers. TV Production students were doing some on the scene reporting as the EMT classes helped to teach lifesaving skills and as Landscaping classes continued to wrap up their courtyard remodel. Even though there were some minor bumps during the live show, the Radio/TV students were able to record it all and send it out to students & staff to watch later. Mrs. Hopper's students put in an enormous amount of work into this production & it was awesome! Great job everyone!

Five students from Amy Richards' Nutrition & Wellness class at Whitko High School earned their ServSafe Certifications recently. ServSafe is a food and beverage safety training & certification program administered by the National Restaurant Association. Congrats to these awesome WACC students! 

Pictured are:
1st row:  Kaya Gore, Izzy Rayner

2nd row:  Falyn Owens, Haley Lysaght, Bailea Tackett

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