Our awesome Culinary Arts & Fashion and Textiles students participated in the Fine Arts Festival in the Performing Arts Center last night. The Advanced Culinary Arts students prepared & served scrumptious appetizers including chicken salad croissants, bacon wrapped pork tenderloin medallions, spinach artichoke dip, bruschetta, and an assortment of desserts. The Fashion & Textiles students sumbitted many of their recent projects to be displayed during the festival including clothing, pillows, bags, and more. A lot of work went into making this festival happen and we appreciate the time & effort these students & staff members put into making this event happen. What a wonderful evening it was full of student talent!

As an added bonus, the culinary students served leftover goodies from last night right outside the Blue Apron for students & staff both to enjoy! We are so proud of our senior culinary students & wish them the best of luck after graduation!!

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!! 

Daniela Parra is a junior here at WCHS/WACC and is in our Welding Technology program with Mr. Morr. In addition to currently taking Welding Technology I, Daniela has taken Introduction to Construction, Introduction to Manufacturing, Interactive Media Photoshop, Child Development, Interpersonal Relationships, & Preparing for College and Careers here in the WACC. She plans to take Welding Technology II & CNC next year, as well as be an assistant for Mr. Morr. In her spare time, Daniela works at Rozella Golf Course. She says that her welding education has already helped in her job there. After graduation next year, Daniela plans to go to a technical school to expand her welding skills but hasn't yet decided what she wants to do after that & is open to all opportunities that will come. 

In Daniela's own words about why she decided to take Welding: I like to learn about new things. I prefer hands-on classes, as well, so that played a big factor into why I chose to take welding. I have learned a lot so far that can help with jobs in the future. It's also really nice to see how far I've come with welding. At first, I didn't know much about any of that & now I have become a pretty good welder. Hard work pays off in the end. 

Congrats Daniela! We are proud of you & appreciate you allowing us to feature you on the blog!

For the next few weeks, we will be highlighting our students who are considered non-traditional. A 'non-traditionalCTE student is considered one who is pursuing a career or technical education program related to an occupation which employs less than 25% of their gender.

Zach McNulty is in the Culinary Arts program here at the Warsaw Area Career Center. In addition to Culinary Arts & Hospitality I & II, Zach has taken Adult Roles & Responsibilities, Child Development, Advanced Child Development, Interpersonal Relationships, & Nutrition and Wellness. Zach says that he actually took Culinary Arts by accident, as he meant to sign up for welding, but it was the best mistake he's made. Zach is proud to be Serv Safe Certified, Pro-Start Certified, and to have recently won the 4-H Culinary Cook-Off Competition. In his spare time, Zach likes to help out with any extra Blue Apron events & works part-time at Oak & Alley Restaurant here in Warsaw. Upon graduation, Zach plans to attend Ivy Tech Community College to finish his degree in Culinary Arts. He hopes to have his own restaurant someday as well. Congrats Zach! We are super proud of you & wish you the best of luck in the future!! 
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Warsaw Area Career Center welding students teamed up with the Cardinal Center and the Redbird Art Studio to build giant size flowers for an art competition. They are also putting our WACC welding sign up with them. The flowers will start out at the library in Nappanee and hopefully come here at some point. Great job everyone! The flowers look awesome!!

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