Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Hanover High School is in the top 3% of 18,790 public high schools surveyed, according to the magazine US News and World Report. The magazine awarded HHS a silver medal for the college-readiness of its students. US News measured readiness by results on state math and reading tests; by the test performance of black, Hispanic and low-income students compared to similar students around the state; and finally by the school's rate of participation in national Advanced Placement exams, along with how well the students did on those AP exams.No schools in New Hampshire won the magazine's gold medals. Three other public schools won silver medals: Hollis-Brookline, Hopkinton and Profile. Six New Hampshire schools won bronze medals. In Vermont, Montpelier High School won a silver medal and five schools won bronze. HHS draws students from both New Hampshire and Vermont.

Details can be seen in the magazine's December 19, 2007 issue and at

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Foreign language students from eight area high schools competed in the annual Poetry Recitation Contest at HHS. Hanover High has hosted this event for over thirty years, inviting students of French, Spanish, Latin and German to recite poetry before a panel of judges who are all native speakers or teachers of the language. 115 students attended from this year's participating schools: Woodstock Union High School, Hartford High School, Kimball Union Academy, Stevens High School, Rivendell Academy, Sharon Academy, Windsor High School and Hanover High. Students were encouraged to listen to other recitations and applaud one another's efforts, and to relax together over bagels and juice. Language teachers from the various schools also had a chance to re-acquaint or meet for the first time.

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