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WACC BPA Chapter Competes in Indianapolis
Winners Moving On to Dallas in May


Warsaw, IN, March 13, 2018– The Warsaw Area Career Center BPA Chapter sent 34 students to compete in Indianapolis this week (March 11-13) at the State Leadership Conference and Competition.

Students participated in Leadership Sessions as well as competed in many competitive business-topic events.

Warsaw was represented this year by Hannah Rice, who had been elected the Region 2 President, acting on the State Leadership Officer Team.

Following are some of the successes of our community’s business students:

Branden Bailey – 1st in Information Technology Concepts (Open Event)
Lachlan Lennox – 3rd in Management, Marketing, & HR Concepts (Open Event)
Amy Herendeen – 8th in Management, Marketing, & HR Concepts (Open Event)
Jacob Dachenhaus – 6th in Graphic Design Promotion
Katie Swain – 8th in Fundamental Accounting
Jarett Orr – 3rd in Advanced Accounting
Matt Watson – 6th in Advanced Accounting
Nick Marsh – 8th in Advanced Accounting
Branden Bailey – 1st in Microsoft Network Administration
Branden Bailey – 2nd Computer Network Technology
Bryce Welk – 5th in Computer Security
Matthew Kiphart – 8th in C++ Computer Programming
Lachlan Lennox – 9th in Business Law
Jacob Dachenhaus – 3rd in Fundamentals of Web Design

Of the above placings, those qualifying to move on to compete at the national level are:

Branden Bailey in Microsoft Network Administration and Computer Network Technology
Jacob Dachenhaus in Fundamentals of Web Design
Jarett Orr in Advanced Accounting
Bryce Welk in Computer Security
The BPA National Leadership Conference and Competitions will be held in Dallas, TX, May 9-13, 2018.

The WCHS/WACC Business Marketing Info Tech & Entrepreneurship Dept’s students competed well, pitted against the knowledge and skills of students from other schools from across the state.

As these students move on to engage in national-level competition, our community may take pride in knowing they represent Warsaw and Indiana well.

The costs of traveling to Texas and staying for the length of the conference are high, and our BPA Chapter will be looking to partner with local businesses wishing to support these students as they move on to the “next level”.


Business Professionals of America. Today’s students. Tomorrow’s business professionals.


If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Steve Waldeck at 574-371-5099 or email at swaldeck@warsawschools.org.





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Congratulations to our Warsaw FCCLA members who recently competed at the Indiana FCCLA State Leadership Competition!!

Check out their results below:

Sarah Kaser and Natalia Moore -Silver, Advocacy
Kendra Lancaster -Gold and National Qualifier -Chapter Project Service Display
Ana Malagon, Laysa Nocelotl, and Thalia Alvarez - Bronze, Chapter Project Service Display
Alivia Cox and Ana Tlahuetle -Silver and National Qualifier, Chapter Project Review
Austi Swanson -Bronze, Career Investigation
Gabby Grayson and Ashley Salyer -Silver and National Qualifier, National Programs in Action
Harper Dungan and Emma Walls -Silver and National Qualifier
Daisy Hernandez, Alex Berecca, and Hanna Skerritt - Silver, Life Event Planning
Maria Alonzo and Marlynn Olivas -Bronze, Interior Design
Megan Stevenson and Emma Moore -Silver, and National Alternates
Katey Walls and Gage Lind- Gold, Focus on Children
Joe Anderson -Gold and National Qualifier, Leadership


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The Warsaw FFA Chapter had the opportunity to assist with the 4th Annual Barn & Business Breakfast at Grace College Orthopedic Capital Center yesterday. This event was put on by the Kosciusko County Community Foundation, Kosciusko County Chamber of Commerce, Grace College, Silveus Insurance, and Kosciusko County Farm Bureau. This event was a perfect chance for FFA members to mingle and network with top business and agriculture leaders in our community, along with hearing from great guest speakers Larry Clemens, Director of North America's Agriculture Program, & Dr. Nate Bosch, Director of the Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams.  

For more information about the event, check out the article from Ink Free News in Warsaw: 

2018 Barn & Breakfast

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Last week the Warsaw FFA Chapter celebrated National FFA Week with plenty of awesome activities around the school and community. Each school day had it's own theme wear & event planned for students to participate in.  Tuesday was FFA apparel day with a guest speaker from Huntington University presenting to each Agriculture class. They also hosted a taco Tuesday lunch for members to partake in. Wednesday was American apparel day with pizza for lunch and Minute-to-Win-It games after school. Thursday was Hawaiian apparel day with a Just Dance party after school. On Friday, the FFA members hosted the annual Staff Appreciation Breakfast and wore Official FFA Dress all day. Indiana FFA State Officer, Wyatt Law, also paid a visit to WCHS/WACC on Friday. The students were able to tour Depuy Synthes and learn about joint reconstruction & replacements, as well. Be sure to check out all the fun they had with the pictures below! 


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Kylee Gudeman is a current senior here at WCHS/WACC. In addition to her current Internship with Mrs. Ross, she's taken many WACC classes, including Intro to Housing & Interior Design, Principles of Marketing, & Preparing for College & Careers.

During her free time, Kylee enjoys Bible studies, sewing, baking, photography, crafting, painting, drawing, & playing the piano & flute. She also is involved in Fellowship for Christian Athletes, National Honors Society, cross country, theater productions, and teaching children's ministry at Fellowship Baptist Church. She also runs a small specialty cake business out of her home. 

Kylee has always been a high-honor roll student, is in the top 5% of her class, and is an academic athlete. She received the most improved actress award her freshman year of One Acts and has earned several gold medals at ISSMAS competitions for piano. 

Upon graduation, Kylee plans to attend either Grace College or Taylor University to major in either counseling or social work, with a minor in Biblical studies. She hopes to work in the field of advocacy and potentially go overseas for mission work. 

Congrats, Kylee, and thanks for allowing us to feature you on the blog today. We are so proud of you!

From Mrs. Ross: Thank you, Light Rail Cafe and Chrissy Hostetler, for giving my Intern Kylee Gudeman the hands-on experience of what it takes to be an entrepreneur in the baking field (and yes! Those desserts were as delicious as they look!).

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