Muscatine senior Josh Pautz spends a lot of time with school programs including being heavily involved in the Vocal Music Department.

Pautz is in Muscatine’s A Capella choir, and River City Rhythm Show Choir. Josh also wanted to help his fellow students out. He started a program at the high school that allows students to seek help from their peers for help with assignments or for help studying.

Students can come in during Lunch/Enrichment time and seek help from the volunteer student tutors. Josh started the peer tutoring program because he enjoys helping where he can, and math is one of his strengths. He spent the summer starting the tutoring program.

Pautz submitted this program to be considered for the Hoover scholarship. He was competing against 150 other students and his proposal was one of 14 that were selected as semifinalists. Those 14 received a $1,000 award for being named semifinalist.

The Peer Tutoring Program was selected as one of three finalists. Pautz was awarded a $5000 for the work his program is doing.

The Peer Tutoring program is currently tutoring math classes only at this time, but is planning on expanding to other subjects in time. Josh hopes that the Peer Tutoring Program can continue on after he graduates and will continue to help students in their academic progress. You can become a part of the program by sending information to [email protected].