CLARK, NJ - Victoria Venezio has been named Arthur L. Johnson High School’s February Crusader of the Month. She has earned this title for educational achievements and being a role model to others according to officials. Venezio has been recognized for her non-stop high spirit, her remarkable athleticism, and determination. 

Venezio has decided to take her extraordinary talents to the next level by applying to universities and colleges such as the Villanova University, Clemson University, Syracuse University, University of Maryland, University of Scranton, University of Connecticut, and Marist College, where she hopes to earn a degree in accounting. She has always had a love for numbers, and believes she’s “always had a math-based brain.’’ 

Venezio’s determination got her where she is. Venezio says, “setting a goal and keeping to it is the best strategy to achieve success.’’ It appears Venezio has truly succeeded in her goals.

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During these hard times, Victoria took it upon herself to uplift the spirits of the students of ALJ. She has made an impact in the BlueCru organization as well solely running the school spirit Instagram, (@alj_bluecru) and has a “blast doing it,” said Venezio.  She describes herself as feeling proud when she sees her peers participating in the events that she helped create during such difficult times of loss, Venezio has found happiness in her impact. 

When Venezio is not spreading cheer throughout ALJ she is “hanging out with friends, traveling, and doing anything and everything that has to do with the outdoors including ALJ sporting games.” She says she will miss watching and attending all the games and competitions with her peers as well as playing field hockey for ALJ.

Although, Venezio is extremely excited about what is to come after she graduates, she will miss her teachers such as Mrs. Rivera. Venezio had Mrs. Rivera as her math teacher for three years in a row and loved it all. Venezio says, “she is a tough teacher and pushed me to work hard which has led me towards a career in math.’’ Venezio also says she will miss chatting with Mrs. Ruiz about the Bachelor/Bachelorette during the activity period. 


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