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Last Saturday, March 1st, the Falcon Fever Dance Team competed at the Southridge Invite and placed First in the dance and the kick categories. Their dance routine earned the overall 2nd highest score of the competition. Great Job ladies!
HHS Student takes home GOLD in the Special Olympics Winter Games
While many of you may have watched the Winter Olympics last week on television, you may not have known that Special Olympics wrapped up their Winter Games just this last weekend in Wenatchee (Mission Ridge Ski Resort).
One of our students, Sophomore-Connor Nielsen, has only been skiing for three years and has participated in the last two years with Special Olympics. Last year Connor took home a gold medal in the advanced slalom. This year Connor won the gold in advanced downhill and a silver in the advanced giant slalom.
But the biggest surprise was getting to the events center and seeing posters and the program covers with a photo of Connor taken from last yea'rs games. Much to his surprise, fellow participants handing Connor a program and asking his to sign it was a bit overwhelming, but he seemed to get over that pretty quickly and enjoyed his fifteen minutes of fame.
CONGRATULATIONS SCIENCE BOWL TEAM
We had a very successful Regional Science Bowl competition on Saturday. As we went into the Double Elimination Tournament the three Hanford High teams were ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. At the end of the competition Hanford 1 took first place, Hanford 2 finished in third, and Hanford 3 finished in 5th. We also took 3 of the 6 all star awards, given to students who answer the most questions correctly during the morning's round robin competition. Niraj Suresh, Peter Li, and Jonah Bartraand were all recognized as All Stars. Hanford 1 - Jonah Bartrand, Chenchen Li, Sathvik Ramanan, Sean Thompson, and An Wang. Hanford 2 - Trenton Lam, Niraj Suresh, Venkatesh Varada, Martijn Oostrom, and Ryan Wang. Hanford 3 - Peter Li, Carolyn Rice, Shanta Katipamula, Logan Lam, and Aditya Sharma. The next step is Washington DC for the National Science Bowl April 24-28th.
Knowledge Bowl wins 3A District Competition
CONGRATS KNOWLEDGE BOWL
HHS Knowledge Bowl won the 3A District competition today with a total of 144 points! Second Place Kennewick High had only 83 points... and even though Richland High is 4A and not in our 3A division we beat their 77 points as well.
On to the State Competition in March!
8th Grade Parent Information Night
Please join us on Tuesday, March 4 at 7 pm in the Commons for our 8th grade Parent Information Night. This meeting is for parents of all students who will be freshmen at HHS next fall.
HHS Drama Boosters Dessert Theatre
Please join us at the Richland Red Lion on Saturday, March 8, 2014 @ 6:30 PM. Contact Julie (947-0033) to purchase your tickets. The cost is $25.00 per person, payable to HHS Drama Boosters.
Columbia Basin Solo and Ensemble Music Competition
A number of District students won their divisions at the Columbia Basin Solo and Ensemble Music Competition and have qualified for the state competition April 25-26 in Ellensburg…….
Hanford High School regional winners:
Cole Lobdell – Euphonium
Lucas McMillan – Viola
Caylee Olson – String Bass
Mickey Shin – Flute
Diana Wang – Violin
Large Woodwind Ensemble – Elisa Apra, Clint Bowman, Zac Brown, Kristen Campbell, Jesseca Faulk, Brittany Hanson, Rain Hawkes, Maggie Jackson, Hailey Olds, Lainey Petersen, Taylor Stephens, Lauren Townson
GREAT JOB FALCONS!
National Merit Scholars
Congratulations to Jonah Bartrand, Virginia Kuan, Chenguang Li, Evan Anderson and Lucy Wang. All five of our National Merit Semi-Finalists have moved to Finalist status. They have accomplished this due to personal essays, academic records, SAT scores, and supporting letters. They are now fully eligible to become National Merit Scholars (money involved)!
Hanford High Senior wins the Senior division of The Young Artists Competition
On January 11, 2014, Katie Zorich, a 17 year old Hanford High senior, won the senior division of the Young Artists Competition, put on by the Mid-Columbia Symphony. Katie, who played Schumann’s Concerto in A minor Op. 45, movement 1 on piano, won against seven other contestants. She was awarded $350. Katie has earned many gold medals, including one earned at the Sonata Festival at Central Washington University this past October. She has been chosen to play with the Mid-Columbia symphony March 1 at 7pm at the Richland High auditorium.
HHS in the news - Published Articles of Recognition