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. 

Students in Mr. Riley's Advanced Life Science: Animals class recently used different shapes of noodles to make the skeletons of an animal they chose. The students had to use a specific amount of noodles as well as label each bone individually. Great job everyone! 

Under the direction of Chef Mark Bragg, our Culinary students celebrated Fat Tuesday this past week with many traditional New Orlean's style cuisines, including Shrimp & Grits, Gumbo, & Bananas Foster Bread Pudding. They demonstrated tableside plating in the dining room to accommodate for this week's block scheduling due to ISTEP testing. These students are doing an awesome job working so hard to learn new recipes and serve up gourmet dishes!

Last week they also had the opportunity to practice with and prepare many different vegetarian dishes, which has been a request from our staff recently. The WACC office had the opportunity to sample these entrees, which included a portabella mushroom burger with creamed spinach & parmesan cheese, eggplant involtini with ricotta cheese, grilled veggie skewers with couscous, and a honey-glazed carrot dish with rice. Great job to our 1st-year culinary students! 

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Mrs. Coates Medical Terminology class recently spent time discussing and celebrating cultural diversity in the health care setting.

“Sensitivity, compassion, understanding, and acceptance of patients with different values, beliefs, and behaviors are essential qualities for those who work in the medical arena.”

“When healthcare workers at all levels of care are given the tools and training they need to become culturally competent, improved patient satisfaction and outcomes are the inevitable result.”

Thank you Jaya Panicker for the delicious food!!!!
From our Work Based Learning Internship Coordinator & CTE Business Teacher, Mrs. Ross: 

Anthony is loving his hands on engineering experience at Nextremity Solutions!  Thank you for this opportunity Nextremity Solutions! 

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