Former Wauwatosa East student Juliette Price was at the White House Sept. 30 to be honored as a Champion of Change for College Opportunity.
Price and 10 other individuals from throughout the country were selected for the honor by the White House for their leadership and work to expand opportunities for students from all backgrounds. They also assist students in the effort of attending a post high school learning facility and successfully completing the course work. According to the White House, the program was created as an opportunity to recognize individuals doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their community.
As the director of the Albany Promise program at the University at Albany, a cross-sector partnership in Albany that facilitates the improvement of educational outcomes for the city’s most vulnerable students, Price works with students and families, focusing on kindergarten readiness, third grade reading, eighth grade math, high school graduation, post-secondary enrollment, and post-secondary completion.
Price, who attended Wauwatosa East from 2002 to 2004, was active in the school's debate club, golf team and student newspaper before moving with her family to New York, where she finished her high school education. Her brother, Thomas Price, is a 2004 graduate of Wauwatosa East.
In addition to being honored at the White House, Price also participated as a panel member on public policy topics related to education.