Hudson's Bay High School

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Hudson's Bay High School
Hudson's Bay High School.jpg
1206 East Reserve Street
Vancouver, Washington 98663
Coordinates 45°37′52″N 122°39′12″W / 45.63100°N 122.65326°W / 45.63100; -122.65326Coordinates: 45°37′52″N 122°39′12″W / 45.63100°N 122.65326°W / 45.63100; -122.65326
Type Public (magnet) secondary
School district Vancouver Public Schools
Principal Valerie Anderson-Seeley
Grades 912
Number of students 1,280
Color(s) Black and Gold
Mascot Eagle
Newspaper The Eagle Eye

Hudson's Bay High School is a public high school in the Central Park area of Vancouver, Washington, and is part of Vancouver Public Schools. It was founded in 1955[1] and was named after the Hudson's Bay Company. Hudson's Bay is known for having two strong magnet programs, as well as a children's day care and district-wide mothers' transportation program. It is located across from Clark College, where many Bay students participate in the Running Start program.

Magnet Programs[edit]

Hudson's Bay offers two magnet programs—Careers in Education, and Habitat and Civil Engineering.

Careers in Education[edit]

The Careers in Education magnet program prepares students for future careers in the fields of child development, family psychology, teaching, and instructional theory. Students take courses focused on these topics, and apply their learning through direct interaction with infants and children.[2]

Habitat and Civil Engineering[edit]

The Habitat and Civil Engineering magnet is a four-year program that offers in-depth education to those students planning careers in urban horticulture, landscaping, ecology, city planning, civil engineering, and architecture. Students apply their learning working in Hudson Bay's horticulture center, nursery, and science park, and through internships and work experience.[3]


Hudson's Bay is a member of the Washington Interscholastic Athletics Association (WIAA) and participates in the Greater St. Helens 3A league.

State championships[edit]

  • Boys Basketball: 1964[4]
  • Boys Tennis: 2003
  • Boys Track: 1961
  • Girls Tennis: 1971

Community Service and The Mr. Hudson's Bay Pageant[edit]

The Mr. Hudson's Bay pageant is a mock Miss America Pageant designed to raise money for Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Every year, 12 senior boys are nominated and voted on by the senior class and teachers to compete in the pageant. The group works together to coordinate dance, talent, swimwear, casual wear, and formal wear portions of the competition. Contestants spend four months raising money individually and as groups. The contestant that brings in the most money receives the title of Mr. Hudson's Bay.

Mr. Hudson's Bay is part of a larger community service program at the school. Since the early 1990s, Hudson's Bay has consistently been a top donor to Doernbecher Children's Hospital through the Kids Making Miracles Program,[5] having raised over $500,000 to date. The pageant is known for consistently breaking previous year records. The 2006 contestants raised $92,733.17. The 2007 contestants raised a total of $65,748.90, but a surprise donation of $72,965 on behalf of the Eleanor Copps Trust in the amount brought the total to $138,443.90 shattering 2006's record.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Clark County Museum. Retrieved 2013-11-13
  2. ^ Hudson's Bay High School Official Website. Hudson's Bay High School Magnet Programs. Accessed July 30, 2007. Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Ibid. Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Washington Interscholastic Athletics Association. Tournament History: Championship Information.
  5. ^ OHSU. (2003). KIDS OF ALL AGES FROM OREGON, WASHINGTON RAISE $360,000 FOR DOERNBECHER CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL. OHSU News Release: Kids Making Miracles. Accessed July 30, 2007.
  6. ^ Kern, D. (2007). Mock pageant raises big money for hospital. The Columbian. Accessed July 30, 2007.[dead link]

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