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Last Friday, our awesome culinary students had the opportunity to serve lunch to WCHS Veteran's Day guest speaker, Thomas Franklin, and other distinguished guests. Mr. Thomas Franklin is an award-winning American Photographer, multimedia journalist, documentary filmmaker, and college professor at Montclair State University who is best known for his iconic flag-raising photograph taken at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001. We were honored to have Mr. Franklin speak to WCHS/WACC students & staff during our Veteran's Day convocation.  


Very proud of WACC Co-Op student, Matt Watson, who is working as a teller professional at Teachers Credit Union North! Wonderful customer service!! Thanks TCU for your partnership & support of our program!


It’s that time of year again.  The Warsaw FFA is selling a variety of delicious and healthy fruit along with a variety of cheeses and sausages.  The fruit is shipped straight to us by means of Blue Freedom Fresh Fruit Company, so freshness and quality is always guaranteed.  It does not matter what kind of fruit you like because we have everything from apples, pears, oranges, tangelos, pineapples, and grapefruit along with sampler and gift boxes in varying quantities. 

The proceeds of the fundraiser will provide opportunities for FFA members to attend trips to Indianapolis, Indiana for the National FFA Convention, and West Lafayette, Indiana for the State FFA Convention.  It will also provide for such FFA career and leadership development (CDEs/ LDEs) events such as crops evaluation, forestry evaluation, and entomology evaluation, welding, livestock skill-a-thon evaluation, parliamentary procedure, demonstrations, public speaking, community service projects, along with FFA Week Activities.

Fruit sales began on Wednesday, October 18th and will continue to Wednesday, November 22nd.  An FFA member will deliver the fruit to your door during the week of December 11th, just in time for Christmas.  For additional information or to order your fruit, contact any Warsaw FFA member or Warsaw Community HS Ag Dept. at (574) 371-5099 ext. 2353.

FFA is a national youth organization for grades 7-12 that consists of 649,355 student members preparing for leadership and careers in science, business and technology of agriculture with 7,859 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit www.ffa.org for more information.



Morgan Smith, Warsaw FFA Chapter Secretary, is helping organize boxes of fruit, cheese, and sausage as they come off of the truck.
in FFA 686
The Family & Consumer Sciences Advisory Council composed of many community members & WACC staff, met this week for a fall planning discussion session. Students in current FACS classes were also able to attend and showcased projects they are currently working on.  



Last Thursday, about 200 high school sophomore girls from 6 local schools had the opportunity to attend the 15th Annual Non-Traditional Employment for Women Workshop at Quaker Haven Camp in Syracuse. Students from Warsaw, Wawasee, Fairfield, Tippecanoe Valley, and Whitko high schools along with a few homeschooled students were in attendance. This workshop allows young women to see the possibilities for their future with a career that each may not have thought about or known was available to them. The purpose of this workshop is to expand the career possibilities for young women to consider and hopefully find one that is of interest. The information presented included education & training, a typical workday, work environments, wage information, employment forecasts, and advantages for women in these occupations. The girls were able to have hands-on experience with "try-it" activities in most of the career opportunities presented. These activities included: building a toolbox, doing a weather report, dressing like a firefighter, welding a souvenir, drilling into bones, designing & carving fruit centerpieces, suturing bananas, hosting an auction, and much more! 

The morning began with an inspiring keynote address from local author & motivational speaker, Natalie Replogle. Following a quick icebreaker game, Natalie shared her own story of struggle & triumph as she found her calling in life even after many different career attempts. She encouraged the students to not always look at failure negatively and to remember that each of them were made uniquely and for a specific purpose in life. 

After our keynote, students were able to break off into five different fifteen-minute roundtable discussion sessions with our speakers to learn more in-depth about their individual careers. The afternoon was spent experiencing all of the awesome try-it activities. 


This workshop would not have been made possible without the phenomenal support of all those involved. Special thanks to our amazing speakers, selfless volunteers, hard-working N.E.W. staff members, and generous sponsors including: 

Warsaw Area Career Center
Wawasee Area Career & Technical Cooperative
Carl D. Perkins Grant
The Warsaw Education Foundation
Building Trades students from WACC & WACTC
Ceres Solutions
Clayton Garden Center
Quaker Haven Camp
WACC Welding Technology Lab
WCS Maintenance Staff
Wyndham Garden Warsaw




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