Students and Educator of the Month, February 2013
From left, Sertoma Club of Venice President Alex Moseley congratulates February Students of the Month Taylor Hagemann and Brittany Detert, and Educator of the Month Keith Little, as Greg Miller, chairman of the recognition program looks on.
February Sertoma Students of the Month are Brittany Detert and Taylor Hagemann. The Educator of the Month is Keith Little.
Detert, who holds a 4.4 grade-point average at Venice High School, is a member of seven clubs including National Honor Society. She is cofounder and treasurer of Best of Friends, cofounder and copresident of Nothing But Nerds, captain of the varsity cheerleading team, and homecoming queen. The senior volunteered for two years as a junior Venice Vikings cheerleading coach and at her church nursery. She works part-time at Aston Gardens.
Detert plans to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville to major in business management. She is the daughter of Bryan and Jackie Detert of Venice.
VHS senior Taylor Hagemann holds a 4.3 grade-point average. He is a four-year member of the football team and participates in National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and VHS Republican Club.
Hagemann plans to attend the University of Tampa to major in sports management. He is the son of Bob and MaryBeth Hagemann.
For the past two years, Keith Little has taught algebra and geometry honors classes at VHS. He is the faculty advisor for Mu Alpha Theta, the National Honor Society for Mathematics.
Little initiated a peer tutoring program of volunteers from the organization to help students who are struggling with math. He also created the Math Lab program, staffed by a member of the math department and any student who wants to earn community service hours for the service. This program has provided more than 200 hours of tutoring to VHS students.
Next year, Little plans to get the club involved in state and national math competitions.
Students and Educator of the Month, March 2013
From left, Sertoma President Alex Moseley presents the March Students of the Month, Andrew Miller and Tristan Thomas and Educator of the Month Roger Bone. Greg Miller is chairman of the recognition committee.
Sertoma Club of Venice honored two Venice High School seniors and a teacher at its March 28 meeting.
Students of the Month are Tristian Thomas and Andrew Miller. Educator of the Month is Roger Bone.
Thomas holds a 5.0 grade-point average. She has been involved in 4-H Club since she was 8 years old, through which she raised many different animals including rabbits, heifers and llamas. She served as secretary, treasurer and vice president for the club. As part of the cheerleading squad she received the Most Valuable Football Cheerleader Award, National Cheerleading Association Leadership Award, and was NCA All-American Cheerleader. She is a member of the National Honor Society.
Thomas plans to attend the University of Tampa where she hopes to eventually earn a doctorate degree in pediatrics. She is the daughter of Ezekiel and Justine Thomas of Myakka City.
Miller, who holds a 3.7 grade-point average, is passionate about music. He is in the men’s chorus; Le Voci, an after-school chamber chorus; and the advanced orchestra. His awards include most dedicated in men’s chorus, most improved for bass in the orchestra, superior performance for the district level men’s small ensemble, and district level small ensemble for orchestra.
Miller plans to attend State College of Florida for an associates degree and then continue his education at a university. He is the son of Trevor and Kristine Miller of Nokomis.
Bone teaches world history at VHS. The native Floridian grew up in Panama City. He received a bachelor’s degree and a juris doctorate degree from Florida State University and a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of South Florida.
Bone served as a captain in the United States Army, practiced law for 20 years and began teaching at VHS 11 years ago.
At VHS, he organizes Genocide and Holocaust Remembrance programs and sponsors the Philosophy Club.