Tutor Neuwirth earns Phuture Phoenix Whitney Radder honors
The Whitney Radder Phenomenal Role Model Award was presented to UW-Green Bay student Natalie Neuwirth (at center in photo) earlier this month. The award is presented by the Phuture Phoenix pre-college program to a collegian who has done an outstanding job working in the K-12 schools, through hard work and dedication to the students they serve.
Neuwirth was a tutor at East High School in spring 2015, reaching out to high school students who began their association with Phuture Phoenix years earlier as fifth-graders. The award-winning program opens children’s eyes to the idea that college is possible, and follows up with tutoring and college-readiness activities that keep them on track to graduate from high school. Neuwirth was nominated by fellow Education student Jamie Stahl who serves in a leadership role with Phuture Phoenix and coordinates the tutors at East.
The Radder Award is presented annually to a deserving role model in honor of Whitney Radder, a former student and Phuture Phoenix mentor pursuing a degree in Education who was tragically killed in a 2010 car accident while a student at UW-Green Bay.
Pictured above, from left, are: David and Kaye Radder (Whitney’s brother and mother), Natalie Neuwirth, Jamie Stahl and Helen Schaal (instructor for the Phuture Phoenix class).