Honor: Tutor/Student of the Month award for April

Name: Vicki Johnson, tutor; and Elizabeth Alcantar Nava, student

Organization: Marinette and Oconto Literacy Council

Why honored: Johnson is a respected teacher from the Pound area. After retirement, Johnson felt she could assist others in learning to improve their reading. She became a trained tutor in 2017 and was initially matched with several other students.

Nava was born and raised in Mexico. She has been in the U.S. since 2018 and had a basic knowledge of the English language. However, she wanted to improve her spoken English and understanding of conversations.

They were meeting at the Coleman library for their sessions until the COVID-19 lockdown occurred. Although they try to keep in touch via technology.