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Darby McDairmant is a senior here at Warsaw Community High School & Warsaw Area Career Center and is currently in Mr. Zakaria's Project Lead the Way: Honors Civil Engineering & Architecture class. Previously she's taken these WACC classes: Intro to Business, Intro to Fashion & Textiles, Advanced Fashion & Textiles, Intro to Engineering Design for Women, Project Lead the Way: Intro to Engineering for Women (Dual Credit with Ivy Tech), Web Design I, Preparing for College & Careers, Nutrition & Wellness, & Child Development & Parenting. 

Darby says that she decided to take Engineering as she not only was interested in the subject but thought it would be a good way to try out the career. She was also excited to just have the opportunity to take the class. 

When she's not in school, Darby is busy with her part-time job and is in the ASL Club.

Upon graduation, Darby plans to go to International Business College in Fort Wayne to pursue a degree in Travel & Hospitality. She hopes to one day become an event planner. 

Congrats Darby & thanks for allowing us to feature you on the website today!
Mr. Zakaria's Robotics Design & Innovation students are busy preparing for the robotics tournament tonight in the WACC Gym at 5 pm. Come out & cheer these students on!! 

Daniela Parra is a junior here at WCHS/WACC and is in our Welding Technology program with Mr. Morr. In addition to currently taking Welding Technology I, Daniela has taken Introduction to Construction, Introduction to Manufacturing, Interactive Media Photoshop, Child Development, Interpersonal Relationships, & Preparing for College and Careers here in the WACC. She plans to take Welding Technology II & CNC next year, as well as be an assistant for Mr. Morr. In her spare time, Daniela works at Rozella Golf Course. She says that her welding education has already helped in her job there. After graduation next year, Daniela plans to go to a technical school to expand her welding skills but hasn't yet decided what she wants to do after that & is open to all opportunities that will come. 

In Daniela's own words about why she decided to take Welding: I like to learn about new things. I prefer hands-on classes, as well, so that played a big factor into why I chose to take welding. I have learned a lot so far that can help with jobs in the future. It's also really nice to see how far I've come with welding. At first, I didn't know much about any of that & now I have become a pretty good welder. Hard work pays off in the end. 

Congrats Daniela! We are proud of you & appreciate you allowing us to feature you on the blog!

Warsaw Area Career Center welding students teamed up with the Cardinal Center and the Redbird Art Studio to build giant size flowers for an art competition. They are also putting our WACC welding sign up with them. The flowers will start out at the library in Nappanee and hopefully come here at some point. Great job everyone! The flowers look awesome!!

For the next few weeks, we will be highlighting our students who are considered non-traditional. A 'non-traditionalCTE student is considered one who is pursuing a career or technical education program related to an occupation which employs less than 25% of their gender.

Reallity Lawson is a junior here at Warsaw Community High School & the Warsaw Area Career Center and is in our Building Trades Program. In addition, she has also taken Project Lead the Way: Honors Engineering, Introduction to Engineering Design, Design Processes, & Introduction to Construction here in the WACC. Reallity says that she's taken these classes because they will help her in her future career as an architectural engineer. Her extra-curricular activities include Track & Dance. Upon graduation next year, Reallity would like to go to college & major in Architecture and Engineering. 

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