Students and Educator of the Month December, 2013
From left, Sertoma Club President Kevin Hagan, Chase Leonhard, Jordan Dianne Cunningham, Seth Jones and Greg Miller chair of Student and Teacher of the Month.
The Sertoma Club of Venice announces Students and Teacher for the Month of December.
Jordan Dianne Cunningham enjoys going to the beach, reading, and in her free time, she embroiders for friends and family. Jordan recently interned at the District 12 medical examiner’s office and has been asked to come back as a college intern. Her new medical endeavor is interning in the ER at Venice Regional Medical Center.
Jordan is a member of the Spanish Honor Society, The National Honor Society and treasurer of the Interact Club. Jordan maintains a 4.1 GPA and plans to attend a university and major in their medical program and minor in forensics and literature. Jordan aspires to become a doctor and write a book based on her experiences. Jordan’s Mom is Deanna Cunningham.
Chase Leonhard enjoys playing his guitar, singing, as well as, basketball and golf. Chase loves music and is a member of the Venice High’s chamber chorus “Le Voci de Venezia” which performs around our community. Chase is a member of Venice High School National Honor Society, Vice President of the Spanish Honor Society and was a member of the Key Club.
Chase maintains a 3.7 unweighted GPA and a 4.5 weighted GPA, he plans to attend the University of Florida or the University of Central Florida and major in Business or Finance. Chase’s parents are David and Denise Leonhard.
Mr. Seth Jones has been a teacher for 15 years. For 6 of those years he was up in New York where he taught middle school math and science, in addition to high school special education. Since moving to Florida, Seth has instructed special education students at Venice High School in a variety of subject areas but most recently in Algebra and Geometry. Seth also coached the JV and Varsity Boys Soccer for 7 years and has been the Special Education Department chair for the past 8 years.
Seth has his Master’s Degree in special education and is currently working on his Doctorate in Education Leadership.
Students and Educator of the Month January, 2014
From Left: Sertoma Club President Kevin Hagan, Tyler Adams, Michaelah Park, Shirley Boone and Greg Miller, chair of Student and Teacher of the Month.
The Sertoma Club of Venice announced its Students and Teacher of the Month at their January 30th meeting.
Tyler Jacob Adams is a senior at Venice High School maintaining a 4.7 GPA. He is the commanding officer of the USMC JROTC program, a member of the Link Crew, National Honor Society and both the cross country and track teams.
Tyler has completed over 400 community hours, many of which he earned through color guard where he presents the national flag during local sporting events, parades and various ceremonies and meetings.
Tyler is hoping to attend the United States Naval Academy to receive his degree in Mechanical Engineering and his commission as a Second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Charles and Ileane Stowe were in attendance for Tyler’s award.
Michaelah Park is a determined and hardworking student consistently receiving straight A’s and holding a 4.3 GPA at Venice High School. She is the Operations Officer for the USMC JROTC and the Vice President of the 2 year old Christian Girls Club “Light”. Michaelah enjoys horseback riding, reading and playing videogames in her free time.
Michaelah plans on attending the University of South Florida to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering while also working on receiving an Officer’s commission in the United States Marine Corps upon graduation through the NROTC program. Paul and Suzanne Park were in attendance for Michaelah’s award.
Educator of the Month was awarded to Shirley Boone. Shirley, a friend to the Sertoma Club, worked in the Sertoma Club Speech Clinic from 1988-1990. Shirley has been working as a speech-language pathologist for the past 20 years. She holds a Master’s degree in Education Speech Pathology from the University of Florida.
Shirley enjoys working with the students at both Venice High School and Venice Elementary and watching them reach their individual goals.
Caroline Boone was in attendance for her Mother’s awards.