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Students and Educator of the Month September, 2014


From Left: Pictured: President Lynn Joyner, Karin Prins, Luis Javier Jr. Mrs. Monique Corso and Greg Miller.

Sertoma Club of Venice honored its September Students and Educator of the month.

Karin Prins Senior Class Vice-President is ranked in the top 1% of her senior class. Karin is the National Honor Society President at Venice High School as well as being involved in five other school clubs. She is taking Allied Health 3, Dual Enrollment United States History, Written Communications and Advanced Placement Macroeconomics, Calculus AB, Government and Politics.  Her internship is at Strata PT a Physical Therapy Billing Company.

Karin holds a Second Degree International Black Belt in Taekwondo, which she has been practicing for 12 years.  Originally from Brazil and fluent in two languages she has successfully harmonized her academic and social life.

Karin plans to attend a four year university to study medicine as well as foreign languages and culture.

Karin’s parents are Michele Prins and Rita Cesar.

Luis Javier is a Senior at Venice High School.  He is taking AP Music theory, Math, Dual Enrollment Chorus, Honors Government, Economics and English.  Luis has a great interest in foreign languages; he has been studying French for four years and recently joined the French Honor Society. 

As a hobby Luis studies Japanese, Italian, German and Chinese. He has a passion for music and performs throughout the year with Le Voci di Venezia and the Venice High School Chorus while doing an internship with Exsultate the Venice Community Choir.

At college Luis plans to study vocal performance and linguistics.  Luis’ parents are Yaniris Rosado and Luis Javier.

Monique Corso is the Educator of the Month, she has been teaching World Languages in Florida for the past eighteen years.  She taught Spanish and German at North Port High School where she became department leader.  Mrs. Corso has taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels and is currently in her second year teaching at Venice High School.

Mrs. Corso was selected to implement the Spanish (IB Program) at Venice High School.  The International Baccalaureate Program is an international curriculum in which she is teaching skills for internationally minded students, critical for success in college and employment. 

Using the most effective strategies that incorporate meaningful, fun and purposeful activities that provide students with opportunities to use Spanish in active communication, Mrs. Corso has thrived on delivering instruction in a variety of ways to meet the needs of all her students.

Monique is married to Ron Corso the Assistant Principal at North Port High School, they have three children Ryan, Brandon and Amira. 



Students and Educator of the Month October, 2014


From Left:  President Lynn Joyner, Brooke Bezdek, David Rodriguez, Jeanette Moore and Greg Miller.

Sertoma Club of Venice honored the October Students and Educator of the Month.

Brooke Bezdek, a highly involved student at Venice High School carries a 4.36 GPA.  Brooke takes AP Psychology, Calculus, Economics and Government along with Earth-Space-Science and Physics Honors. Brooke is the Student Body Vice-President for Student Government, Parliamentarian for National Honor Society, President for Mu Alpha Theta and a member of the Spanish Honor Society.

Brooke plays on the Varsity Volleyball team. She also volunteers much of her time to the American Cancer Society-Venice Relay for Life, having raised over $50,000 for the organization.

Brooke plans to attend the University of Florida and major in biomedical engineering.

Brooke’s parents are Danielle & Jimmy Bezdek.

David Rodriguez, a highly active student at Venice High School carries a 4.58 GPA.  David takes AP Literature, Calculus, Government and Economics along with Engineering, Spanish 4 and Physics Honors.

David is Historian of the Venice High School National Honor Society and Vice-President of the Philosophy Club. He has won awards in both Drill and Physical Fitness when he was part of the Marine Corp Junior ROTC, and was awarded a Furman Scholar Award.

David enjoys going to the YMCA and jogging around his neighborhood to stay in shape.  He was born in Colombia, South America and came to the United States at the age of six.

David plans to attend The Coast Guard Academy and major in electrical engineering.  David’s parents are Nohemy & Terry Weekly 

Mrs. Jeanette Moore is a teacher, coach and club sponsor at Venice High School.  Mrs. Moore holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado and a Master of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design.  Mrs. Moore began her career as a furniture designer and previously taught Middle School plus 6 years online as adjunct faculty for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

Mrs. Moore is in her third year of teaching visual arts at Venice High School.  Her classes include sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, pottery and the International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Program, also known as IB. 

Mrs. Moore is the sponsor of the Venice High School Art Club and one of the Assistant Coaches for the Girl’s Varsity Volleyball team.



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