National Hsinchu Senior High School
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|National Hsinchu First Senior High School|
Honesty, Wisdom, the Glorious Health and Perseverance
|No.36, Xue-Fu Rd., Hsinchu City, Taiwan, Republic of China
|Type||National High School|
|Principal||Ming-Wen Hsu 許明文|
|Area||9.47 ha (23.4 acres)|
National Hsinchu Senior High School (國立新竹高級中學) is a high school in Hsinchu City, Taiwan. Student enrollment averages around 2200. Along with the National Hsinchu Girls' High School, it is considered the top-ranked secondary school in the Taiwan region. The school is best known for its enduring music and athletic tradition. Internationally, it is known as the alma mater of the Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Yuan T. Lee.
Led by the prominent educator Xin Zhi-ping (辛志平), the school serves as a model for well-rounded education in Taiwan.
Although traditionally an all-boy institution, National Hsinchu Senior High School started admitting females into the music program in 1998.
HCHS, originally called Hsinchu County Hsinchu High School, was established on April 1, 1922. After World War II in 1945, it was renamed Taiwan Provincial Hsinchu High School. In July 1968, after compulsory education was extended to nine years, it was renamed Taiwan Provincial Hsinchu Senior High School, and on February 1, 2000, renamed National Hsinchu Senior High School.
After the restoration in 1945, HCHS was a six-year high school, with a three-year Junior and a three-year Senior High division. However, the junior high division was suspended in 1957. In 1987, HCHS was directed to set up a math and science gifted class, 1998 a music-gifted class, and in 2004 a language and literature gifted class.
HCHS has been known as a school with a variety of clubs. More than 100 students' clubs offer a wide range of extracurricular activities. Other activities such as school fair, winter and summer camps, concerts of all types, and field trips are held annually with the purpose of making teaching/learning more diversified and for helping student interests and living skills. In addition, HCHS has been cooperating with others to host inter-school activities.
Beyond that, HCHS holds a sports meet, a swimming contest, a marathon race of 5.6 km in Eighteen Peaks Mountain and an interclass choir contest: every student is required to participate. Numerous brilliant graduates were educated into well-rounded people in this way.
The current student leader is Yang Han.
Buildings and facilities
HCHS covers an area of 10 hectares, well equipped with a students' activity center, gym, swimming pool, athletic field and sport courts. Besides, in buildings for teaching, such as Building of Science, Building of Arts and Crafts, and Resource Building, there are Science Lab, Home Economics Classroom, Automatized Lab for Life and Technology program, Art Classroom and Music Classroom, Computer Classroom and Multimedia Language Classroom. On the campus are male and female dormitories to house students living far away.
The Concert Hall in the Music Building is the best of all among the high schools in Taiwan. It is open to the public to rent as well. The library, equipped with a shelf of local information, is open to the public.
Every year, students participate in international science exhibitions and are constant winners in international Olympic Games for science.
The musical clubs such as the choir, the brass band, the harmonica club and the Chinese music club have a long history. They attend national musical contests and win many prizes every year.
Achievement of the Provincial Choir Competition
- From 1960 to 1968, HCHS got every year's championship of the provincial choir competition.
- 1970, HCHS got the championship again.
- 1971, for HCHS had got 10 years' championship until 1970, the Ministry of Education claimed that HCHS would perform for pre-competition example, but wouldn't be allowed to participate in the competition.
- Su Sen-yong - Prominent Taiwanese music educator
- Xin Zhi-ping - Taiwanese educator and the school's principal (1945–1975); scholar in Three Principles of the People
- Yuan T. Lee 李遠哲: Nobel Prize laureate in Chemistry, 1986; National Medal of Science, 1986; National Academy of Sciences, 1979; President, Academia Sinica, 1994–2006; Academia Sinica Member.
- Der-Horng Lee 李德紘: Professor in National University of Singapore, named in 2002 to the MIT Technology Review TR100 as one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35.
- Jian-Chang Lin 林建昌: Awarded 'Special Award Recognizing Contribution to Radiochemistry in Nuclear Technology' in 2006 by American Nuclear Society.
- Norden E. Huang 黃鍔: U.S. National Academy of Engineering Member; Academia Sinica Member.
- Jian-Fu Wu 吳建福: U.S. National Academy of Engineering Member; Academia Sinica Member.
- Burn J. Lin 林本堅: U.S. National Academy of Engineering Member; Academia Sinica Member, IEEE Fellow, SPIE Fellow.
- Bor-ming Jahn 江博明: Academia Sinica Member, U.S. Geochemical Society Fellow.
- Leo Ou-Fan Lee 李歐梵: Academia Sinica Member.
- Yuan-Chuan Lee 李遠川: Academia Sinica Member.
- Yuan-Pern Lee 李遠鵬: Academia Sinica Member.
- Yun-Fan Liau 廖運範: Academia Sinica Member.
- Ming-Chang Lin 林明璋: Academia Sinica Member.
- Guo-Ping Liou 劉國平: Academia Sinica Member.
- Shu-Ming Peng 彭旭明: Academia Sinica Member.
- Juei-Low Sung 宋瑞樓: Academia Sinica Member.
- Lih J. Chen 陳力俊: President, National Tsing Hua University, 2009–2014; Academia Sinica Member.
- Chin-Yih Kuo 郭欽義: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Cleveland State University, 2001-2006.
- Wen-Shu Hwang 黃文樞: President, National Dong Hwa University, 2002–2012.
- Shi-Kuo Chang 張系國: Novelist; IEEE Fellow; Professor of Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh.
- Wen J. Chen 陳文洲: President, Ta Hwa University of Science and Technology, 2000-2008.
- Tsung-Shune Chin 金重勳: President, National United University. 2001-2004.
- Robin Y. Chiou 邱義源: President, National Chiayi University, 2012-Present.
- Hsi-Muh Leu 呂溪木: President, National Taiwan Normal University, 1993-1999.
- Hsiang-Chuan Liu 劉湘川: President, National Taichung University of Education, 1994-2000.
- Tony Liu 劉得任: President, Hsuan Chuang University, 2013-Present.
- Jer-Ru Maa 馬哲儒: President, National Cheng Kung University, 1988-1994.
- Tso-Kwei Peng 彭作奎: President, National Chung Hsing University, 2000-2001.
- Tsong P. Perng 彭宗平: President, Yuan Ze University, 2005–2012.
- Chou-Yu Zheng 鄭愁于: Taiwanese poet; Professor of East Asian Language & Culture in Yale University.
- Re-Chin Chang 張瑞欽: Principal of National Hsinchu Senior High School, 2004–2012.
- Wen-je Ko 柯文哲: Mayor of Taipei City (December 2014 - Present)
- Hsin-liang Hsu 許信良: Chairperson, Democratic Progressive Party, 1991–1993 and 1996-1998.
- Upon the award of Nobel Prize in 1986, Yuan T. Lee replicated the Nobel Prize medal and donated it to the school, due to his appreciation its influence on him.
- Like many other historic high schools, the library holds Japanese collections that date back to the Japanese period.
- In 2006, HCHS set up sisterly relationship with Gyeonggibuk Science High School in South Korea.
- In 2009, HCHS set up sisterly relationship with Miyoshi High School of Hiroshima in Japan.
- Official Website of National Hsinchu Senior High School (Traditional Chinese)
- Official Website of National Hsinchu Senior High School (English)
- HCHS Alumni Association
- Hsinchu High School Alumni Association of North America