Whitinsville Christian School is pleased to announce that Mr. Ken Warchol, the bee whisperer and Worcester County Bee Inspector, will be its speaker for the upcoming Crusader Series presentation, on Tuesday, January 28, from 7-8:30 pm. This event will be held in the dynamic new Library Media Center on the WCS campus. Mr. Warchol is a Northbridge resident and retired teacher of social studies to middle school and high school students. He also can be found playing a 19th-century industrialist in historical reenactments, and had an extensive coaching career in track and cross-country. On the side, Warchol, who is 63, tended to his lifelong passion of beekeeping, operating his own hives, helping other bee enthusiasts around Worcester County, and examining apiaries as a state inspector. “My whole life,” he says, “I’ve been with bees.” A sixth-generation beekeeper, Warchol traces the family tradition to Poland in the 1840s. His father brought the practice and tools with him to the United States after World War II.
The WCS Crusader Series is an annual series of presentations that engage the broader community in topics that are relevant and appealing.
Located in the town of Northbridge, Whitinsville Christian School is a private academic institution with 545 students currently enrolled in grades preK-12. Established in 1928, WCS is the oldest fully accredited Christian school in New England, drawing students from 43 com-munities and 85 churches in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Rich
extracurricular offerings include competitive MIAA athletic programs, music, drama, robotics, student government, as well as student-led ministries and peer mentoring across the grades. For more information about Whitinsville Christian School contact Coordinator of Admissions Dennis Epplett at [email protected] or 508-372-3256.