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Former Wauwatosa East Student Honored at the White House

Former Wauwatosa East student Juliette Price along with 11 other individuals from around the country was honored at the White House this past week. They were recognized as “Champions of Change for College Opportunity” for their work in education and commitment to community.

According to the Wauwatosa School District News Release, Price is the director of The Albany Promise, located in Albany, New York. The Albany Promise has a mission to support students from “cradle to career.” It is a regional, cross-sector partnership that focuses on five goals, “children enter kindergarten ready to succeed, students are proficient in core academic subjects, students successfully transition from middle to high school, students graduate from high school ready to succeed, graduates attain employment or post-secondary degree/credential.”

Price attended Wauwatosa East from 2002-2004 where she was involved in debate club, golf team, and student newspaper. Her brother, Thomas Price graduated Wauwatosa East in 2004.

While at the White House, Price also participated on a panel discussing public policy topics related to education.

The Champion of Change award winners were selected for their leadership and dedication to students from all backgrounds to succeed in college.  According to the White House, the program was created as an opportunity to recognized individuals doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their community.

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