WACC/WCHS Juniors, Morgan Smith & Zach Howard had the opportunity to present at Washington STEM Academy yesterday afternoon. Ms. Kesler's 3rd grade students not only loved learning about different soils and plants but enjoyed eating parts of the plants too! 

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Several of the Warsaw FFA members attended Barn & Breakfast, sponsored by the Kosciusko County Community Foundation, at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center in Winona Lake on Tuesday morning. Business and community leaders were also invited to enjoy a hot breakfast, networking, and to hear from Indiana Secretary of Commerce, Victor Smith, regarding topics that are impacting Kosciusko County industries. FFA members had the opportunity to not only serve these community leaders and learn about their businesses, but also were able to educate them about the National FFA Organization & the agriculture industry in general. Pictured are: Morgan Smith, Bailey Hanes, Abbi Curtis, Reagan Rowland, Zach Howard, Ciara Stout, Grant Reed, & Sydney Fox.
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Our FFA students hosted the 13th Annual Community Appreciation Supper & Member Worker Experience Fundraiser last night at WCHS. Students served guests a wonderful dinner consisting of chili, hot dogs, and desserts. Before the live auction began, guests shopped through the various silent auction items which were donated by FFA members, families, and friends. Around 6:30pm the members were auctioned off to donate 4 hours of work to whoever purchased them. Totals are still coming in, but it was evident that a great amount of money was raised for our FFA Chapter. Thank you to all of the community members that attended last night! We would also like to thank the following businesses and individuals for donating funds & paper products, including plates, cups, silverware, table coverings, and large quantities of items to make our chili, which made our event possible:
Clunette Elevator
Maple Leaf Farms
Tom Farms
Louis Dreyfus
Warsaw Buick GMC

Congratulations Warsaw FFA for another successful fundraiser!

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Pictured back row (L-R) is Payton Kreis, Zach Howard, Tyler Harmon, Bailey Buhrt, Keegan Bays, Bryan Thompson, Josh Sponseller, Wyatt Davis, Aaron Lewis, Scott Hesser, and Derek Ault. Middle row (L-R) are Mrs. Lynnette Markley, Kole Komdeur, Abbigail Curtis, Sydney Fox, Grant Reed, Morgan Smith, Raina Army, Kara Kline, Lilyana Ortega, Brady Stout, Braxton Tennant, and Mr. Jacob Riley. Front row (L-R) are Ciara Stout, Tylene Wadkins, Haley Wickens, Karlie Dees, Olivia Hughes, Yesenia Tecaxco, Jessica Madden, and Nayeli Robies.

On Wednesday, September 9th, 30 Warsaw FFA members went to Milford to assist over 500 5th graders at the first ever Tru-Horizons Safety Day. The FFA members were each assigned a 5th grade class from a Warsaw Community Elementary School. Members assisted the classes to each of the different safety stations throughout the day. Each group visited six stations covering the following topics: lawn mower safety, first aid, disabilities, boating safety, electrical wire safety, and grain bin safety. Students were provided a lunch sponsored by the Tru-Horizons Safety Day sponsors, and then came together for final statements on how the day went/ why it was planned. The overall goal for the Tru-Horizons Safety Day was if one life can be saved then the day was successful. The event was created to educate the 5th graders on how to be safe around equipment, the water, and in their everyday surroundings.
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Indiana FFA names 2015 Honorary Degree Recipient-Lynnette Markley

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (June 23, 2015) - Purdue University served as the host for the 86th Indiana FFA State Convention June 15-18th, 2015. In celebration of members’ involvement within Indiana FFA, “GO ALL OUT” served as the theme for the annual convention of the over 11,000 Indiana FFA members.

Each year the organization bestows one or several Honorary Degrees amongst farmers, school superintendents, principals, members of boards of education, chapter advisors, teachers, staff members in agricultural education, business people, and others who are helping to advance agricultural education and the FFA and, who have rendered outstanding service. Those nominated may be elected to honorary membership by a majority vote of the members present at any regular meeting or convention.

Mrs. Lynnette Markley is the wife to Mr. Brent Markley and mother to Colton, Cameron, and Cailey Markley. Markley has been teaching for 20 years, 19 of those years at Warsaw Community High School. Markley dedicates countless hours every day for the benefit of her students. In those 19 years she has had many national, state, and district winners. Some highlights include: National Horse Judging in 2004, 16 state proficiency winners, three National final for proficiency winners, State Star Farmer, two state agribusiness star finalist, multiple state winning demonstrations in various areas, three years of state winning quiz bowl teams and, State winning leadership ambassador. Markley’s passion for students has led to having a total of five state officers and six candidates.

Markley was also named 2014 Indiana ACTE Teacher of the Year for her commitment and involvement to Agriculture Education. While being a busy wife, mother, and Ag Teacher she continues to serve others. She is an active member of Career and Technical Education organization and, Indiana Agricultural Educators. Markley also serves Marshall County as a 4-H Leader and 4-H Council Member. Indiana FFA was extremely honored to bestow the Honorary Degree upon Mrs. Lynnette Markley.


About National FFA Organization - The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 610,240 student members as part of 7,665 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the Indiana FFA Association webpage at, or follow the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, or BlogSpot. 

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