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Ciara Stout is a current senior here at WCHS/WACC. She has taken many agriculture education courses, including Intro to Ag, Animal Science, Horticulture, Advanced Life Science: Animals, Leadership Development in Action, Supervised Agriculture Experience, & Agribusiness Management, but also is in the Co-Op program, working at Tecomet. Ciara is actively involved in FFA, the WCHS President's Council, & National Honors Society. She was recently awarded the Herbert Presidential Scholarship at Indiana University Kokomo which included a full-ride scholarship, a study abroad program, and new laptop. Ciara is the Warsaw FFA President and has achieved many great awards with the organization, including 2nd place at State in Horticulture Demonstration, 3rd place at State in her Ag Communications Proficiency, and 6th at State on the Warsaw Parlimentary Procedure team. Upon graduation, Ciara plans to attend IU Kokomo for 2 years and then transfer to Purdue to major in Agriculture Education. 

February is National Career & Technical Education Month and we are ready to celebrate here in the Warsaw Area Career Center all month long! 

Throughout the month we will be showcasing not only all the programs we offer, but more importantly the amazing teachers who continue to enrich the lives of their students by encouraging them to pursue their dreams, the students who are furthering their skills & knowledge by participating in these outstanding courses, and our local industry partners who help make it all possible. Below is our first student highlight:

Matthew Harstine is a current senior here at WCHS/WACC in our Internship program with Mrs. Ross. He's interning with SRKM Architects where he has been helping design renovations for Rees Theater in Plymouth. Matthew has taken many WACC classes, including: Preparing for College & Careers, IM: Video Edition, Principles of Business Management, Aviation Flight/Private Pilot Ground School, Intro to Engineering Design, Honors Principles of Engineering, and Honors Civil Engineering & Architecture. In his spare time, he enjoys rock climbing, outdoor recreation, volunteers at his church, and does amateur photography. Matthew is also an Honor Roll student, in the National Honor Society, & has been a two-time Gold Key Award recipient in photography. Upon graduation, Matthew plans to go to either Purdue University, Ball State University, or Grace College to major in Business. 

Below are a few pictures of what he's been up to with his internship:





Be sure to stay tuned this month as we not only feature more stories about our wonderful staff, students, and community partners but also explain more about what CTE month is all about! 



Directly from the Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE) website, CTE Month® is a public awareness campaign ACTE holds each February to celebrate Career and Technical Education and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country. CTE Month 2018, with its tagline of "Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow!" gives us the chance to inform others of the innovation and excellence that exists within our local CTE programs and raise awareness of the crucial role that CTE plays in readying our students for careers and our nation for economic success. Check below for more information on how you can get involved.


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On Saturday, January 26, the Warsaw FFA Chapter Meeting (parliamentary procedure) Team competed in the Indiana State FFA Chapter Meeting Contest held at Lebanon High School.  They earned 6th place in the state in this extremely difficult contest- a great accomplishment!



The purpose of the contest is to demonstrate the correct procedures of an official FFA chapter meeting, including opening ceremonies, order of business, handling of numerous motions and closing ceremonies. Student objectives include demonstrating the use parliamentary procedure to conduct an orderly and efficient meeting, demonstrate knowledge of parliamentary law and reference Robert’s Rules of Order, present logical, realistic, and convincing discussion, and record complete and accurate minutes.



The members involved were (in attached picture L to R):

Morgan Smith, Reagan Rowland, Ciara Stout, Bailey Hanes, Valerie Messmore, Jacob Baker. Zach Howard, Ayden Ault, and Hunter Lane.




Warsaw FFA Advisors Jacob Riley and Julie Carrell along with community member Ot Schroeder coached the team.  Special thanks also to Brent and Renea Messmore for their assistance.   
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Eight Culinary Arts & Hospitality students recently earned their ServSafe Food Handler Certification. This program taught them the importance of responsible food service measures. These students were able to learn basic food safety practices for preparing and serving food from the leader in food safety training & certification. Congratulations to these awesome students!

Students earning this certification include: Cosme Olivarez, Lillian Campos, Michael Busz, Luna Chandler, Kayla Dunn, Brianna McBrier, Esmeralda Ayala, & Ricardo Saldivar. 
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Mrs. Hopper's Video Editing students filmed their "What's in the Box?" projects today. Students learn about scripting, filming techniques, and the editing process during the course of the semester.  This class is a great class for anyone interested in film, broadcasting, or just wanting another marketable skill for today's tech-savvy workplace.



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