Two winners — Mary Thao and Yauo Yang — jointly received the 2019 Stanley F. Staples Award at the Dream Big: 2056 event earlier this month.
Find out the recipients of 4 college scholarships, making it more possible for Hmong students to achieve their academic potential, and learn which local principal won the much-anticipated “Dance-Off” by performing a traditional Hmong dance for the crowd.
Plus, view the award-winning video that 2 young D.C. Everest students produced about the early days of Hmong resettlement in Wausau. (Click the title for details…)
The 2019 recipient of the Stanley F. Staples Jr. Award will be announced on April 6, 2019, at the “Dream Big: 2056” banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rib Mountain. The award (sponsored by the Ruder Ware Law Firm) is given annually in recognition of contributions to the advancement of Hmong people in Marathon County.
There’s still time to get your tickets for the Dream Big event to cheer on ALL of the deserving finalists — Yengyee Lor, Yauo Yang, Mai Lee Kha, and Mary Thao. Learn more about each nominee in the full article . . . (Click the title for details…)
From delivering library materials via bookmobile to patrons on horseback, to poring through dusty reference materials, to reading stories & doing crafts with THOUSANDS of children, Sharyn Heili experienced the gamut during her 44 years with the Marathon County Public Library. Take a stroll down memory lane with librarian Sharyn Heili 1 week after her recent retirement. It’ll truly make you appreciate the amazing people and resources we have in our local library system — both then and now. (Click the title for details…)
With Hmong New Year celebrations coming up in November, Dr. Maysee Yang Herr and Brad Karger provide a “crash course” to help you learn a bit about Hmong language, clans, food, traditions, and history. Plus, get a sneak peek at Dr. Herr’s brand-new book series for children and adults wishing to learn more about how to speak and read Hmong (in both the green and white dialects). (Click the title to learn more.)
Mai Der Vang is 1 of 10 poets selected as a nominee for the 2017 National Book Award for her debut poetry collection “Afterland.” Hear her read some of her award-winning poetry at the Central WI Book Festival in Wausau on September 30, 2017. Read an excerpt of her poetry in the full article…(Click the title for details…)
Decades of effort & millions of dollars turned the former Holtz-Krause landfill into the Eastbay Sports Complex. See how this 60-acre site is spurring the economy & providing unparalleled recreational opportunities. (Click the title for details…)
Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available for this year’s Dream Big: 2056 event. Help support Hmong students with their goal of completing college. (Click the title to learn more…)