Hillside Principal Wins Refugee Champion Award

Hillside Principal Wins Refugee Champion Award
Posted on 02/08/2017
This is the image for the news article titled Hillside Principal Wins Refugee Champion AwardMr. Nate Dennis, Principal, Hillside Junior High School, has been selected to receive the 2017 Refugee Champion Award as presented at the refugee conference held at Boise State on Tues., Feb. 7, 2017.

Principal Dennis was recognized for making Hillside a kind, safe and compassionate place for refugee students and for his dedication to the Bridge program, which helps refugee students succeed in the Boise School District.  

"We are proud of Principal Dennis for receiving this much-deserved award," said Stacey Roth, Administrator of the District's English Language Learner program. "It is with Principal Dennis' leadership that refugee students at Hillside are able to flourish and succeed. The entire Hillside community, including staff and students have welcomed our refugee students with open arms and this award serves as recognition of their efforts to create a nurturing school environment, as well. Our refugee students make us all proud and make us all better people."  

Principal Dennis is pictured with Christian Lim, counselor, Hillside Jr. High, who nominated Mr. Dennis for this award.

There were 14 nominations and 4 award winners.  The award is given annually to recognize outstanding humanitarian contribution to the refugee resettlement in Idaho.  

Congratulations Principal Dennis, Hillside staff and students!

Hillside Principal Nate Dennis with Counselor Christian Lim.