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Congratulations to Kate Koontz, a recent WCHS graduate, on being named a national finalist in the Intellectual Property Owners Educational Foundation (IPOEF) Video Contest!  Her video was inspired by her great-grandfather, who came up with some really cool inventions but never took time to patent them.  Ironically, though his ideas didn't make him rich, a version of his story may still help his granddaughter Kate pay for college! Kate created her video as a part of Mrs. Hopper's Videography class at the Warsaw Area Career Center this spring, and now Kate's creative video just landed her one of the four national finalist spots chosen by IPOEF judges.  With your help, she has a chance to win up to $9,500!
 
Please take a moment to vote for Kate in the 16-18-year-old category so she can win a $7,500 scholarship. She also has a chance to win another $2,000 if you like her video on Facebook. This can be regardless of or in addition to winning another category.  
 
Help Kate win one or both by giving her a like on Facebook and voting for her at the IPOEF website: https://www.ipoef.org/2018-ip-video-contest-vote/ To vote you'll need to enter your email.
 
To like her video on Facebook visit: https://www.facebook.com/WaccTv/ for the pinned post.  Be sure to like the post and not the generic IPOEF page.
 
Voting ends August 31st. Remember to vote for Kate Koontz, and that patenting good ideas can help your descendants.
The Warsaw Area Career Center Radio & TV Production students recently aired with their first ever fully live show with on the scene reporting during Enrichment on May 17th. 
WACC TV students surveyed other students about their interests and questions.  All pieces on that Thursday's newscast were requests by students.  We saw a variety of investigative pieces, human interest stories, features, entertainment, and even a behind the scenes look at WACC-TV. Topics ranged from mold and temperature fluxes to this summer's World Cup picks....from stopped trains to life hacks and fun facts...even some student made commercials and movie trailers. TV Production students were doing some on the scene reporting as the EMT classes helped to teach lifesaving skills and as Landscaping classes continued to wrap up their courtyard remodel. Even though there were some minor bumps during the live show, the Radio/TV students were able to record it all and send it out to students & staff to watch later. Mrs. Hopper's students put in an enormous amount of work into this production & it was awesome! Great job everyone!

Mrs. Hopper's Broadcasting students visited their dual credit partner, Huntington University. Students enjoyed a day filled with hands-on activities, learning about HU's Digital Media Arts Program (Broadcasting, Film, Animation, and VR), screening films and helping critique HU student work.  It was a day packed full of fun and developing friendships with HU's amazing DMA professors.
Mrs. Hopper's Video Editing students filmed their "What's in the Box?" projects today. Students learn about scripting, filming techniques, and the editing process during the course of the semester.  This class is a great class for anyone interested in film, broadcasting, or just wanting another marketable skill for today's tech-savvy workplace.



Mr. Trent Long gave Mrs. Hopper's Radio and TV I students a tour of DePuy's television studio and control room.  Students were able to learn a great deal about how to get started in the Broadcasting field as well as how they could find jobs utilizing their skills locally.  DePuy graciously donated their SD equipment to Mrs. Hopper's class when they switched to an all HD studio.  Her students are blessed to be using such high-quality professional equipment.



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