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Over May 1st through the 5th, six Warsaw Area Career Center students participated in the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA, along with over 6,000 people from around the United States. These students had to place in the top of the state of Indiana at our State Leadership Conference in order to qualify to go to Nationals. Students had the opportunity to participate in the conference, compete in their competition, and to see a variety of places around the Anaheim/LA region. 

The following students participated in the conference:

Abby Wilson, Reagan Roulo, and Megan Dawson in Global Marketing Team event
Lachlan Lennox in Business Law & Ethics
Bryce Welk in 2 events, Computer Security and PC Serving & Trouble Shooting
Jarret Orr in Banking & Finance

The final highlight of the conference was watching Lachlan Lennox receive his national first place plaque!

Congratulations on these accomplishments!

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Last Friday, Mr. Waldeck's Business Law & Ethics classes had the opportunity to visit the Kosciusko County Courthouse. Students were able to tour the building and then participate in a mock trial in a courtroom. Special thanks to the officers & attorneys for donating their time to invest in our student's lives! 


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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Michaela Buriff is a senior here at WCHS/WACC and is currently in the Work Based Learning Co-Op Program with a placement at the Kosciusko County YMCA.  She has previously taken Nutrition & Wellness, Child Development, Interpersonal Relationships, and Preparing for College & Careers. Michaela says that these classes have taught her many life skills and she's appreciative of the several opportunities shes been given along the way. When she's not at school or work, Michaela is busy competing on the WCHS Varsity Track & Field team. One accomplishment she's proud of is recently being named Employee of the Month at the YMCA. Upon graduation, Michaela plans to attend Grace College to study elementary education and run on their track team. Congratulations, Michaela! 
Branson Byrer is a senior here at WCHS/WACC and is currently taking Fire Rescue II & a Work Based Learning Capstone. He's also previously taken Fire Rescue I, Medical Terminology, & Biomedical Science here in the WACC.

Branson says that he's always had a interest in the medical field, which is why he first started taking these courses, but once he completed Fire Rescue I he was hooked. 

Outside of school, Branson is taking an EMT- Basic class, works 12 & 24 hour shifts at the Fire Station, and is on the Plain Township (Leesburg) Volunteer Fire Department. 

Upon graduation, Branson plans to attend Ivy Tech Community College to receive his paramedic license, with an end goal of becoming a Firefighter.


Pictured below is Branson at his first structure fire and during one of his 24 hour shifts- responding to an accident. 


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