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Three Whitko students in Megan Dinse's Honors Health Science Education Class recently earned national certifications in Health Science. Earning certifications in Health Science - National Health Science Assessment are:

Gabrielle Breske 
Reannon Hopkins
Shelby Miller

Congratulations to these awesome students. We are so proud of you!

Interested in learning more about this course? Check out the information below, directly from our WACC Course of Study Guide: 

HEALTH SCIENCE EDUCATION

Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: Acceptance to program required. (Acceptance method varies from program to program.)
Recommended: Biology, Algebra I & II, Geometry
Length: 2 semesters (4 periods)
Credits Earned: 6

Student must meet Ivy Tech placement scores in order to receive college credit at no charge. See Appendix A.
Courses are taken on the Ivy Tech campus. Upon successful completion, students earn college credit. Course material includes an overview of health care professions and standards. Course material also covers medical terminology and provides a basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology, special procedures, laboratory procedures and pharmacology. Emphasis is on forming a foundation for a medical vocabulary including meaning, spelling, and pronunciation. Course material will also teach students the skills necessary to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and to obtain a CNA license, thus allowing them to work in long-term care facilities. This course prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for providing basic care in extended care facilities, hospitals, and home health agencies under the direction of licensed nurses. Students learn hands-on nursing skills in the classroom and laboratory setting as well as attending a clinical site (nursing home).
This program also includes work-based learning and students spend time observing in different health care settings as well as listening to guest speakers from the healthcare field. Upon earning a CNA license, students will also be able to explore possible job opportunities as a CNA. Transportation to Ivy Tech and work-based learning sites is required daily and must be provided by the student. Students are responsible for the cost of college textbooks, scrubs, CPR class, a background check, a physical, two Mantoux tests, and drug screening.
Karleigh is a senior student in the Criminal Justice Program here at the Warsaw Area Career Center. Prior to this year, she's taken Child Development, Advanced Child Development, Interpersonal Relationships, & Preparing for College & Careers in the WACC. Karleigh decided to take Criminal Justice because of her interest in criminology & forensics. She says that she's always been interested in this field of study.

In addition to her Honors Criminal Justice class, Karleigh has been the yearbook editor for the last two years, was a staff member with the yearbook for two years before that, and has been busy interning at the Beamon Home this year. Karleigh is proud to have been chosen as student of the week previously, to have been selected to receive the Woodies Scholarship, and to have been the first ever freshman staff writer & first ever junior editor for the WCHS yearbook.

Upon graduation, Karleigh plans to continue her journey at Ivy Tech Community College and then transfer to Grace College to pursue criminology. Congrats, Karleigh! We are proud of you & wish you the best in all your future endeavors! 
Christian Emerick is a senior here at Warsaw Community High School & Warsaw Area Career Center and is in the Health & Human Services Program with Mrs. Dinse. 

Previously he's taken Adult Roles & Responsibilities, Business Law & Ethics, Nutrition & Wellness, & Interactive Media Flash in the WACC. 

Christian says that he decided to take Health & Human Services because he loves helping people. He interned at Fellowship Missions, the local homeless shelter, this past year as part of this class.

Outside of school, Christian works part-time at Pizza Hut. 

Upon graduation, Christian plans to attend Ivy Tech Community College for two years and then transfer to a state college. 

Congratulations Christian & best of luck in all of your future endeavors! 
Ed Ksiezopolski's EMT classes practiced their traction splinting skills recently while preparing for their state exams. Stay tuned with exam results as they are coming soon. We are so proud of our EMT students!

Interested in learning more about this class?! Check out the information below, directly from the WACC Course of Study Guide: 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN

Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: Acceptance to program required.
(Acceptance method varies from program to program.)
Length: 1 semester (2 periods)
Credits Earned: 2
Students may earn college credit if they complete the Ivy Tech application and earn a C or higher. This course is being offered in partnership with Multi-Township EMS of Warsaw. It is a state-approved curriculum for E.M.T. training. Once completed and reaching the age of 18, the student can take the state test and if successful, become a licensed E.M.T. Students are required to have specific immunizations which can be obtained from the family doctor or the county health clinic. Course offering is dependent on the number of students and instructor availability.



in EMT 36
Rose Love's Project Lead the Way: Biomedical Innovations & Sciences classes have had the opportunity to hear from a special guest speaker the last two days. Marti Pollnow, a Cardiovascular Technologist in the Cardiac Cath Lab at Goshen Hospital, shared her passion for her career with these students. Marti not only showed them what a day in the Cath Lab looks like for her but also taught them about the wide variety of cases she sees on a weekly basis. The students were able to see and practice with some of the equipment she uses on her patients on a daily basis, as well. Marti then tested the students' knowledge of the cardiovascular system as they've been learning about heart disease and structures recently. Special thanks to Mrs. Pollnow for taking time out of her busy schedule to invest in the lives of our students!


(Pictured above are Makylie Leek & Marti Pollnow)

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