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Updated: 05/14/2014 10:32:08AM

Teacher honored for ‘Wall Street’ classroom

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PHOTO COURTESY OF LOCKWOOD STUDIOS

Dr. Shari Valencic, a Venice Elementary School teacher, recently won three awards from the Florida Council for Economic Education.

PHOTO COURTESY OF LOCKWOOD STUDIOS

Dr. Shari Valencic (left), winner of the 2014 Charles C. Harper Economic Educator of the Year award, stands with the 2013 winner, Shawna Morgan-Ionescu of Nova High School in Davie, and with Charles C. Harper, the man whose endowment fund pays for the $1,000 cash prize each year.

By DEBBIE FLESSNER

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If you ever thought 10- and 11-year-olds couldn’t understand the concept of “buy low, sell high,” think again.

Dr. Shari Valencic said her fifth-grade students at Venice Elementary School are enthusiastic about the economic lessons she’s teaching them with her out-of-the-ordinary classes.

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