One Hastings principal is on a short list of principals from across the country vying for a national award.
Dave Essink, principal at the Hastings Middle School, has been named one of six finalists for the 2015 National Association of Secondary School Principals National Principal of the Year.
Essink and the other finalists for the award will be interviewed by a separate panel of judges Sept. 7 in Washington, D.C., during the State Principals of the Year Institute.
Each finalist will receive a $1,500 grant with the national winner receiving an additional grant of $3,000. The grants will be used to improve learning at the school.
The winner will be announced during National Principals Month in October.