Chef Bragg's Advanced Culinary students had the opportunity to tour Krider's Meat Processing facility in Columbia City last Friday. Each student also picked out a steak of their choice and came back to the Blue Apron to prepare them. Special thanks to Krider's for hosting this tour! 

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Rose Love's Biomedical students recently toured Parkview Hospital of Warsaw & had the opportunity to experience the daVinci Robot Surgical System. Special thanks to the YMCA for hosting this event for our students!

Miss Miller's Manufacturing students have been hard at work on their Gone Boarding projects. Check out the recent pictures below and the article about the program from back in the Fall. 

Gone Boarding- Best of Times

Valerie Messmore is a current senior here at Warsaw Community High School & Warsaw Area Career Center.

Val is currently enrolled in Advanced Accounting & in a Work-Based Learning Capstone where she is interning at Alderfer, Bergen, & Co. Previously she has taken Interpersonal Relationships, Intro to Agriculture, Advanced Life Science: Animals, Business Law & Ethics, Intro to Accounting, & Personal Financial Responsibility. Valerie states that she chose to take these classes because of her interest in business-type occupations along with her interest in agriculture.

Outside of school, Valerie is involved in many extra-curricular activities. She is the President of her 4H Horse & Pony Club, Warsaw FFA Chapter President, on the President's Council, Kosciusko Youth Leadership Academy, & Kosciusko County Farm Bureau Board, and in Octagon Club & National Honors Society. She's proud to have been named an Optimist Student of the Week and Purdue Presidential Scholar, recently.

Upon graduation, Valerie plans to attend Purdue University in West Lafayette to major in Accounting with a minor in Business Management. She hopes to one day return to Warsaw to pursue her career as a certified financial planner. 
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Last week Mr. Waldeck, Mrs. Ross, & Mr. Schramm took 25 of their BPA students to Indianapolis for their State Leadership Conference.

There were over 1600 high school Hoosiers in attendance, and our students--who qualified by being among the top winners in our region in December--competed against the other regions of the state for the opportunity to compete in Anaheim, California, in May for the BPA National Leadership Conference.

Although not everyone wins, everyone did their best; here are our biggest winners:

Qualifying for National-level Competition:

Global Marketing Team - 2nd Place Megan Dawson

Reagan Roulo
Abby Wilson

PC Servicing & Troubleshooting - 3rd Place Bryce Welk

Business Law & Ethics - 4th Place Lachlan Lennox

Placing as Alternates or Otherwise Not Qualifying for Nationals:

Computer Security - 7th Place Bryce Welk

Banking & Finance - 8th Place Jarett Orr

Advanced Accounting - 10th Place Austin Lackey

Information Tech Concepts - Open - 5th Place Derek Brown

Management, Marketing, & HR Concepts - Open - 5th Place Isaiah VanPuffelin

Students also attended General Sessions, Leadership Training Sessions, Acted as Voting Delegates to elect next year's state officers and change a bylaw in our Constitution.

Congrats to all of these amazing BPA students! 

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