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Between serving at the Young McDonalds Barn at the Kosciusko County Community Fair in July, having fun on their rewards trip at Deep River Waterpark before school started, & helping with the Tom Farms Appreciation Supper this month- The Warsaw FFA Chapter has been very busy recently. The officer team members have been working hard lately to plan & prepare for upcoming activities as well. Check out all of the upcoming activities (including an FFA meeting & cookout tonight!) below & enjoy pictures from their past events!
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The Warsaw Area Career Center is excited to announce the addition of two new Engineering Technology Education teachers. 


Andrea Miller
Engineering/Manufacturing Teacher


Ms. Miller is teaching Project Lead the Way: Engineering Design & Development, Intro to Manufacturing, & Intro to Transportation. She graduated from Ball State University with a BFA- Metals & BS- Art Education and also earned her MFA in Metals from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. 

Andrea loves being outdoors, running, paddle boarding, riding her bike, walking her dog, traveling, & going camping. She describes herself as a "maker" and loves to make things: metalsmithing, knitting, sewing, building/construction, baking, etc. 

When asked to add anything else that's interesting about herself, she says: 


I really like avocados, chai lattes, & sparkling water. My dog is super cute. Teaching brings together my love of making things, the joy I find in building relationships, and an opportunity to impact my community.

This summer I drove over 7000 towing my little vintage camper, LeRoy, all through the SouthWest as part of my Lilly Grant Fellowship. I spent the year previous to the trip completely rebuilding the camper from the frame up.

My most current project is a collaboration with my dear friend, Amelia. We are putting together a three-part art exhibition at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca, New York. In 2020 the exhibition will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment awarding women the right to vote.



Ryan Seagert
Engineering Technology Teacher

Mr. Seagert graduated from the University of Nebraska. He is teaching Project Lead the Way: Digital Electronics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Industrial Automation & Robotics I & II, Project Lead the Way: Honors Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering & Architecture, Preparing for College & Careers, Intro to Transportation, Robotics Design & Innovation, and Robotics Design & Innovation for Women.

In his spare time, he likes to read, watch TV, spend time with the cutest niece in the world, and go to the movies.





The Welding Technology Program recently received brand new welders. Under the direction of Certified Welding Instructor, Chris Morr, the program purchased 24 welders total with 12 Square Wave TIG 200's and 12 Power Mig 260's. These welders represent the latest welding technology on the market. 

Unboxing and assembling our new Lincoln Power MIG 260's are an Advanced student, Daniela Parra and beginning students, Armondo Vargas and Caeden Meade. 


Chef Mark Bragg's Culinary Arts & Hospitality II students recently completed Level One of Foundations of Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts and earned their certifications from the National Restaurant Association. Congratulations to:

Brianna McBrier
Michael Busz
Breana Mayer
Micah Hall
Ricardo Saldivar
Cosme Olivarez


{ P.S.- To our amazing Blue Apron patrons, be on the lookout for updates soon about our public opening date! }

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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.

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