Students and Educator of the Year, 2016
Left to Right: Greg Miller, Chair of Student/Educator of the Month, Nick Vischulis, Isabella Cibelli Du Terroil, Mr. Robert Lash, and Bob Klingbeil, Presient of the Sertoma Club of Venice.
Isabella Cibelli Du Terroil is a Co-President of French Honor Society, a member of National Honor Society, a member of Mu Alpha Theta, a member of School Advisory Council and a member of Warriors, Venice High Schools freshman orientation leaders group. Her cumulative GPA currently stands at a weighted 4.26 and an unweighted 3.71. Isabella has performed in the Sarasota Youth Opera for four years and currently studies classical voice independently. She has been accepted to Florida State University’s Honors College, and waitlisted to McGill University’s Bachelor of Arts program. She hopes to study multiple foreign languages in college.
Nick Vischulis is a senior at Venice High School who has focused his studies on engineering and mathematics. He is interested pursuing a career in computer aided drafting design.
Nick is certified in Solid Works 3-D design, and has completed the engineering pathway at this high school. He has maintained a 3.95 unweighted and 4.3 weighted GPA. Nick also works as a lifeguard at the Venice YMCA five days a week.
Nick has wrestled with VHS for 4 years, and was the captain of the varsity wrestling team this year. He ended his career with 167 wins, the second most in VHS history. Nick had also placed second in the state for wrestling at the 195 pound weight class. Nick will be attending the University of Central Florida in the fall with a major in mechanical engineering.
Teacher of the YEAR
Robert Lash has been a teacher of high school mathematics for 23 years. After being born and raised in upstate New York, Robert always had a curiosity about science and mathematics. This curiosity ultimately led him to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in math, which led to a teaching position. He found that after a Master’s degree and two decades, it is still to him the greatest profession in the world!
Robert taught for five years while still living in New York. In an attempt to temporarily escape the cold winter season, he heard of a small community called Venice, Florida. One trip was all it took for Robert to fall in love with the Venice area and those who lived there, and he decided to take Venice High school up their offer to teach Algebra there.
Since joining the Venice High team, he hasn’t been happier and looks forward to many more years turning kids on to math and science.