2016-2017 School of Recognition Award Ceremony
with Dr. Tony Ever, State Superintendent
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.
May 9, 2017
Dear HAPA Scholars, Parents, Staff and Friends:
Great and exciting news! HAPA earned the distinguished honor of being Nationally Recognized by U.S. News and World Report in the 2017 Rankings of Best High Schools with a Bronze Medal.
Schools that receive the “Nationally Recognized” designation must qualify as high-performing schools based on state exam performance. Schools listed in this category are in the top 17% of high schools nationally.
Also, according to an article published on April 30th, 2017 in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Alan J. Borsuk wrote, “HAPA was the second highest rated high school in Wisconsin in the view of U.S. News.”
This is a proud year for HAPA. Congratulations to all!!!
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HAPA students take part in statewide competition to address local challenges
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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.
Mike Strehlow sits down with Chris Her-Xiong, leader of Milwaukee’s Hmong Peace Academy for a revealing conversation about growing up a refugee and starting a new life in Wisconsin.