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2016-2017 School of Recognition Award

2016-2017 School of Recognition Award Ceremony

with Dr. Tony Ever, State Superintendent

Madison, Wisconsin

May 1, 2017

The Board of Directors is pleased to inform you that HAPA has earned a 2016-2017 Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition Award.   HAPA received the award based on being High Achieving, High-Progress school and/or Beating the Odds.  The Award ceremony took place at the State Capitol.

HAPA earned Bronze Medal

May 24, 2018

Dear HAPA Scholars, Parents, Staff and Friends:

Congratulations! HAPA has once again earned the distinguished honor of being nationally recognized with a Bronze medal by U.S. News and World Report in the 2018 Rankings of “America’s Best High Schools”.

In the 2018 U.S. News Best High Schools ranking, five Wisconsin schools earned gold medals, 83 schools earned silver medals and 66 were awarded bronze medals.

Schools that received the “Nationally Recognized” designation must qualify as a high-performing school based on the state exam performance. Schools listed in this category are ranked in the top 17% of high schools nationally.

This is another proud year for HAPA. Congratulations to all!!!

Forever Forward,

Mrs. Her-Xiong

NBC News featuring HAPA!

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1 Mile Walk with Mayor Tom Barrett

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HAPA on NBC News!

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Milwaukee NNS featuring HAPA students

HAPA students take part in statewide competition to address local challenges

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HAPA on TMJ 4 News!


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Chris Her-Xiong


2016 Herb Kohl Initiative Scholarship

Herb Kohl Award Cindy Xiong

A $5,000 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2016 Initiative Scholarship was presented to Cindy Xiong, a student at Hmong American Peace Academy in Milwaukee, WI at a recognition luncheon hosted by Herb Kohl.

The Herb Kohl Initiative Scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated a high level of motivation, have shown strong promise for achieving success in college and beyond, and have overcome significant personal obstacles or adversity.

The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation has been recognizing educational excellence annually since 1990 with Initiative Scholarship to graduating high school students throughout Wisconsin.  Beginning this year, scholarships were increased from the previous $3,000 per scholar to $5,000.  The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation has awarded $10.2 million to Wisconsin students, teachers and schools.