Alberto Pogliani, left, and Jim Sonnemann, right.
Alberto Pogliani, left, and Jim Sonnemann, right.

Honor: February Tutor/Student of the Month 

Name: Tutor, the Rev. Jim Sonnemann; Student, Alberto Pogliani

Organization: Marinette & Oconto Counties Literacy Council

Why honored: Sonnemann was trained as a tutor in 2015 and has had several students since then. In May 2019, Sonnemann was matched with Pogliani. They meet regularly at the Stephenson Public Library and work together using, not only textbooks, but also discussing current issues and news topics. Pogliana was born and raised in Italy. He and his family moved to the U.S. in 2016 for his employment at Fincantieri Marinette Marine. He and his wife, Carla, have two sons who attend the local schools. Pogliani has good spoken English but wanted to improve his comprehension especially when in a group setting or when people are talking faster. Pogliani said he enjoyed learning some of the local idioms used. 

Contact: For questions or referrals to the literacy program, people may call Janet at 920-897-4422.