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WACC Work Based Learning Co-Op students and Washington STEM Academy students had the opportunity to collaborate in teams on Friday to see who could build the largest freestanding structure out of marshmallows.  What a fun time it was to see STEM and teamwork in action in multi-age groups! 

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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 Co-Op students expressed their 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 Emily Shepherd, who worked at the Otis R. Bowen Center under the supervision of Jennifer Hatcher.

Positive Attitude Awards were presented to Ben Britton, Alex Brown, Taylor Cassel, Emilee Fetters, Cassie Hoag, MegAnn Pearl, Shane Powers, Tim Rata, and Rob Sullivan.  Professional Growth Awards were presented to Kyle Hatch, Trenton Rapp, Jordan Reichard, and Justin Stout.  Work-Based Learning Co-Op Excellence Awards were presented to Marcelo Brito Rosales, Page Desenberg, Abby Glass, and Jessica Keyes.

     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  

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Hayden is enjoying his time and learning a lot working at Syms Financial.
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Jeremy David, senior student, is currently in the Work Based Learning-Internship Program with Kelley Ross here at the WACC. He has taken many Career Center classes including Introduction to Business, Marketing, Advanced Marketing, Business Law & Ethics, and Principles of Business Management. Jeremy has been involved in Football, Basketball, and the Tiger Student Athletic Board. He has earned High Honor Roll every semester during his high school career, is in the National Honor Society, and has earned the All-Conference Awards for both Basketball and Football. Jeremy plans to attend either Indiana University or the University of Indianapolis to study marketing or operations management.

*Below, he is pictured presenting at a work session to the school board about the new clothing line that he is helping to establish at his internship with Dani Barkey.*

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Tanner Johnson is a senior here at WCHS and is in Mrs. Heinsman's Work Based Learning program. He is interning at Lakeview Middle School in Mrs. Downs' classroom. Tanner states that having the opportunity to work one-on-one with the students  to help with their homework or study for tests has been a really rewarding experience. He isn't sure what he plans to do high school but defintely plans to attend college. He hopes to end up doing something involving music and/or working with people extensively.
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