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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.
On our last student day of school, both culinary classes hosted a special tasting lunch for the Family & Consumer Science teachers to enjoy. Chef Bragg's students teamed up to serve multiple courses and then were judged on the dishes they prepared. The menu included spicy breaded chicken, salad, pasta, and many types of cheesecake. Everything looked delicious and the students did such a wonderful job with everything they served to our teachers! 

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Three Whitko students in Megan Dinse's Honors Health Science Education Class recently earned national certifications in Health Science. Earning certifications in Health Science - National Health Science Assessment are:

Gabrielle Breske 
Reannon Hopkins
Shelby Miller

Congratulations to these awesome students. We are so proud of you!

Interested in learning more about this course? Check out the information below, directly from our WACC Course of Study Guide: 

HEALTH SCIENCE EDUCATION

Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: Acceptance to program required. (Acceptance method varies from program to program.)
Recommended: Biology, Algebra I & II, Geometry
Length: 2 semesters (4 periods)
Credits Earned: 6

Student must meet Ivy Tech placement scores in order to receive college credit at no charge. See Appendix A.
Courses are taken on the Ivy Tech campus. Upon successful completion, students earn college credit. Course material includes an overview of health care professions and standards. Course material also covers medical terminology and provides a basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology, special procedures, laboratory procedures and pharmacology. Emphasis is on forming a foundation for a medical vocabulary including meaning, spelling, and pronunciation. Course material will also teach students the skills necessary to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and to obtain a CNA license, thus allowing them to work in long-term care facilities. This course prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for providing basic care in extended care facilities, hospitals, and home health agencies under the direction of licensed nurses. Students learn hands-on nursing skills in the classroom and laboratory setting as well as attending a clinical site (nursing home).
This program also includes work-based learning and students spend time observing in different health care settings as well as listening to guest speakers from the healthcare field. Upon earning a CNA license, students will also be able to explore possible job opportunities as a CNA. Transportation to Ivy Tech and work-based learning sites is required daily and must be provided by the student. Students are responsible for the cost of college textbooks, scrubs, CPR class, a background check, a physical, two Mantoux tests, and drug screening.

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