Hanford High School provides a safe and positive learning community that promotes innovation, intellectual curiosity, and citizenship in order to allow students to realize their full potential and to become life-long learners.
Mickey Shin, Hanford High School senior, earned a fifth place award at the National Scholastic Press Association’s annual convention last week in Washington, D.C. Shin was honored for her Halloween-themed comic strip which appeared in the HHS student newspaper the Altitude in October 2013.
Former HHS student-athlete to perform at Super Bowl
Former Hanford High School student and Falcon Fever dance team member Destiny Ridge now dances with the Arizona State University dance team. The ASU team is one of the top dance teams in the nation and was recently selected to perform at this year’s Super Bowl pre-game and half-time shows.
“Needless to say, we’re all very proud of Destiny and excited that she has this extraordinary opportunity,” said Rachael Morgan, HHS dance team coach.
Ridge graduated from HHS in June 2014.
*** The ASU team earned 4th place in jazz at the UDA Nationals competition in 2014. The team also placed 2nd in jazz at 2013 UDA Nationals and 1st in jazz at 2013 UDA World Competition.
Hanford High Places 1st
Hanford High School students earned first place finishes at the Math is Cool High School Regional Competition October 22 in Spokane. In the individual competition, Michael Shuen (9th grade)placed first in Algebra, while Alex Fang (10th grade)placed first in Pre-Calculus. In the team competition, Hanford High placed first in the 9-10th grade division.
Tory Christensen, Assistant Principal at Hanford High School, has been named Distinguished Assistant Principal of the Year for Southeastern Washington by the Washington Association of Secondary School Principals. Christensen is now eligible for the 2015 Washington State Distinguished Assistant Principal Award. The winner of the state award will serve as the Washington nominee for the National Distinguished Assistant Principals Program.
Christensen came to the Richland School District in 2006 as a counselor at Hanford High School. He moved into his present position as assistant principal in 2010.
“As both a counselor and an assistant principal, Tory has impacted students and fellow staff in a positive and significant way,” stated Dr. Rick Schulte, Superintendent of the Richland School District. “I look forward to his continued leadership in the District for many years to come.”
The regional, state and national Distinguished Principals Programs serve to honor exemplary principals who set the pace, character, and quality of the education that students receive during their school years.
In the photo below, members of the Hanford High School math team compete in Math Madness, the first online competition of the year. Over 500 high schools are participating. The HHS math scholars won their initial round robin matches and hope to make it to the 64-team knockout stage.
Governor Jay Inslee with Hanford High student Luke Geeting
Leadership students from Hanford and Richland High Schools were in Olympia last weekend for the Association of Washington School Leaders Conference. Governor Jay Inslee was one of the speakers who addressed the 900 students in attendance.
Shown in this photo are Governor Jay Inslee with Hanford High student Luke Geeting.
Key Club pie-in-the-face auction
A Hanford High School Key Club pie-in-the-face auction netted $264 for The Eliminate Project last week. Getting “pied” were all the Key Club officers along with athletic director Eric Davis.
“The Eliminate Project provides vaccines to mothers and their newborns in an effort to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus,” explains Key Club officer Shanta Katipamula.
The disease takes the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year.
2014 Washington State High School
CONGRATS Hanford High School!!
SchoolDigger released their 2014 Washington State High School rankings and Hanford High School is #1 on the list!
The Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in Olympia announced today that Hanford High School in Richland is a recipient of the 2013 “Washington Achievement Award” in the category of Reading Growth.
The award is based on the school’s performance on the Washington Achievement Index, a comprehensive measurement of how schools in Washington State are performing over time.
According to Principal Ken Gosney, there are a number of reasons why Hanford High School earned this state recognition:
Targeted instruction that meets the needs of individual students
Using data to properly place students in classes that allow them to thrive
Dedicated teaching staff that constantly looks for innovative ways to improve their practice and increase student achievement
Supportive parents that place a high value on education
“So many schools in our state are doing good work to make a difference for kids,” said State Superintendent Randy Dorn. “Spotlighting best practices provides an opportunity for all of us to learn what these schools are doing right and how we might incorporate these successful strategies in other schools across the state.”
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