Meemic Foundation Award

Congratulations Chris Her-Xiong!

Mrs. Chris Her-Xiong recently received the Meemic Foundation’s 2018 For Our Schools Grant – WI.  HAPA was awarded $500.00 in honor of the winning nomination.  HAPA is fortunate to have Chris Her-Xiong moving forward with her dreams and visions.

Below are excerpts from the submitted nomination:

I want to nominate the Hmong American Peace Academy for this school grant because as a  teacher here and have found it to be … an exceptional charter school with a clear vision to integrate the Hmong culture into its school community while cultivating high academic standards, instilling the values of respect, compassion, integrity, and strong community.


The school pursues its vision with conviction. With heart. With purpose.  All students are valued, held to high standards, and loved. Students come first. Truly. It is far from rhetoric at HAPA.

Chris Her-Xiong is a gentle, yet powerful leader and has taken her initial vision and nurtured its expansion … such growth. Such a strong and vibrant community of staff and students. What a uniquely qualified nomination. What a pleasure to be in a position to nominate this school and its founder, visionary, and principal/leader, Chris Her-Xiong.