Hall High School (Connecticut)
|William H. Hall High School|
|975 North Main Street
West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
|Type||Public high school|
|Motto||Together We Are Proud, Together We Are Hall High!|
|Founder||William H. Hall|
|School district||West Hartford Public Schools|
|Number of students||2604|
|Color(s)||Blue and White|
|Athletic Rival||Conard High School|
William H. Hall High School, also known as Hall High School, is a four-year public high school located in West Hartford, in the U.S. state of Connecticut. The school colors are blue and white, and the mascot is the "Warrior." It is one of two public high schools in the West Hartford Public Schools, the other being Conard High School. Enrollment in grades 9–12 for the 2006–2007 school year was 2,604 students.
Athletics and Clubs
Hall has a long running, cross-town rivalry against Conard High School competing in the Central Connecticut Conference in the West Division. In 2006, the school's football team had its best season in over a decade, finishing with a 9-1 record. They met that record again in 2011 and 2013.   The team was also the Central Connecticut Conference Champions in 2011 and again in 2013. In soccer, Hall won the 1980 state championship 3-2 over E.O. Smith High School. The school also reached the semifinals of the state tournament four times under head coach Zeke Seguro, who won his 150th game as coach on October 10, 2008 with a 1-0 victory at South Windsor. Hall's boys' cross country team won the title for Central Connecticut Conference Champions for the 2013 season with head coach Thomas Butterfield.  The team also won the CCC championship in 2014. As of 2013, the girls' swimming and diving team had recorded 29 consecutive wins. 
Hall offers the following sports programs:
Hall also features a number of extracurricular clubs  including:
- Mock Trial
- The Human Rights Coalition, a group which meets to learn about, discuss, and act on issues dealing with human rights globally.
- Empty Bowls, a charity that helps raise money to feed financially constrained citizens
- The Answer (the Improv Club comedy troupe)
- The Hall High Chess team, which won the 2011 Connecticut State Chess Association Championship  and won 2nd place in the 2010 New England Scholastic Chess Competition
- Hall High Art club
- Anime Club
- Jewish Student Union
- Bowling Club
- Model UN
- Outing Club
Be the Media (a club for community television)
Clubs change by academic year through support and student interest, with past clubs including the anonymous writers society, "The Radish," a satirical magazine, and foreign film club.
- The Hall High School jazz program was founded in the 1950s under the leadership Bill Stanley and has continued for over 60 years. The program is a nationally recognized institution.
- The Hall High Choraliers, an honors acapella group composed of junior and senior men and women
- The Hall High Orchestra
- The Hall High Concert Jazz, Stage Jazz and Concert Band
- Voce Singers, a women's acapella group of sophomores, juniors, and seniors
- Acafella, a men's acapella group of sophomores, juniors, and seniors
Language honor societies are also offered to students who take up a foreign language, in addition to National Honor Society:
- Chinese Honor Society
- French Honor Society
- Latin Honor Society
- National Honor Society
- Spanish Honor Society
- Recognized by Newsweek as one of the nation's top (No. 855) high schools.
- Blue Ribbon School in 1984-85.
- Recognized in the November 2008 Issue of Connecticut Magazine as the 13th best school in the state of Connecticut.
- Awarded a Gold Medal by U.S. News as one of the top high schools in the country (#322) and 6th Best in Connecticut in 2012.
- David Alan Basche, actor (United 93, War of the Worlds)
- Jeff Bleich, United States Ambassador to Australia (2009-2013), class of 1979
- Chris Carrabba, musician and lead singer of the band Dashboard Confessional attended freshman year
- Matthew Eisenfeld, was killed in the Jerusalem bus 18 massacres
- Andy Fleischmann, politician, Connecticut State General Assembly
- Wavy Gravy, activist and comic
- Jonathan Harris (politician), former Connecticut State Senator
- Tyler Isaac, marine biologist, cryptozoology expert, skunk expert
- Charlie Kaufman, Academy Award-winning screenwriter (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation., Being John Malkovich)
- Frank Luntz, The New York Times best-selling author, Fox News correspondent, Communication Consultant Company President, and political pollster
- Brad Mehldau, jazz pianist
- Ken Ober, actor, game show host, comedian
- Brian Rosenworcel, musician and member of the band Guster
- Sara Roy, Middle East scholar
- Michael Schur, writer and producer (The Office, Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation, www.firejoemorgan.com)
- Roger Sperry, neuropsychologist and Nobel Prize laureate
- David H. Steinberg, screenwriter (Slackers, American Pie 2, Puss In Boots, American Pie: Book of Love)
- Grayson Hugh, singer/songwriter
- Marc Lasry, co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks
- Natalie Anderson, Survivor: San Juan Del Sur winner
- Blue Ribbon Schools: 1982-2002