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Madison O'Connell is a senior student at Tippecanoe Valley High School. She is currently in Mr. Zakaria's Robotics Design & Innovation class here at the Warsaw Area Career Center. She has previously taken Project Lead the Way: Introduction to Engineering & Design and Project Lead the Way: Principles of Engineering. Madison says that these classes started as "filler" class her sophomore year but ended up truly loving the field and decided to continue taking this pathway to pursue a career with it & challenge herself. 

When she's not busy at school, Madison is involved in Kosciusko County 4-H, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Junior Leaders, Student Council, Kosciusko Cares Coalition, & is the TVHS swim team manager. Madison is proud to be a Kosciusko Youth Leadership Academy Graduate, an Academic Athlete, & to be receiving the Technical Honors Diploma. Upon graduation, Madison will be going to Purdue University to major in Industrial Engineering Technology. 

Congratulations, Madison, & thanks for allowing us to feature you on the website today!
Mr. Zakaria's Robotics Design & Innovation students are busy preparing for the robotics tournament tonight in the WACC Gym at 5 pm. Come out & cheer these students on!! 


Students in Mr. Zakaria's Robotics Design & Innovation classes have been busy working in teams to design and build their own robotic cars.



This morning the Warsaw Area Career Center welcomed about eighty-five female 8th grade students from both Lakeview & Edgewood Middle Schools. These young women were not only given the opportunity to talk with female engineers from our community but also explore the wide variety of Engineering & Technology Education Academies offered here at WACC.

The keynote speaker was Jennifer Molinda, of ZimmerBiomet. Jennifer is a Senior I Product Development Engineer in the Hip Business Segment. During her address she discussed how and why she chose her career path, the education she received to get there, and various aspects of her current occupation. She also discussed the challenges and rewards of being a female in the engineering field as well as ways to get involved as an engineer through the Society of Women Engineers.

The guests were treated to a light breakfast including quiche, sausages, fruit, muffins, and breads that were provided by students in the Blue Apron.

WCS staff would like to extend sincere gratitude to the 18 engineers, who came from Depuy, ZimmerBiomet, Tecomet, and Medtronic, that volunteered their time this morning to inspire these young women.

Another special thanks to our Blue Apron students and Chef Bragg for their hard work and beautiful presentation.


Warsaw Robotics competed this past Saturday at Vex State World Qualifier in Zionsville. Congratulations to team 4417 A as they finished 14th out of 76 teams! This team advanced to the semi-finals. The team members included: Andrew Cox, Alexi Demopoulos, Wesley Shuler, & Jimmy Miller. 4417 B earned 50th place, 4417C earned 44th place, 4417D earned 46th place, & 4417E team received 69th place.

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