- Hazen High School
Oliver M. Hazen High School Location 1101 Hoquiam Ave NE
Information Type High School Established 1965 School district Renton School District Principal John Kniseley Assistant principals Ed Crow, Samuel Yuhan Color(s) Green, Gold, and Blue Athletics conference Seamount League Mascot Gordy the Highlander Information (425) 204-4200 Website http://hazen.rentonschools.us/
Hazen High School is located in the Renton Highlands of Renton, Washington. Oliver M. Hazen, for whom Hazen High School is named, served as the Renton School District Superintendent from 1936-1966. Hazen High first opened its doors to students in 1968. The Hazen Coat of Arms collectively portrays Renton’s coal mining and Boeing Aerospace connections alongside the school’s dedication to excel in pride, unity and achievement.
The Highlander was adopted as Hazen’s mascot with the colors green, gold, and blue to represent the new school. The Highland Clan sported green, gold and blue kilts on everything from cheerleader, basketball, and drill team uniforms to the Scottish mascot painted on the gym wall.
The Alma Mater, Green, Gold, and Blue
The greenwoods scent the dewy air where golden treasures lie,
Beneath the bonnie, bonnie blue in the land of Hazen High.
Whene’re a’roving far from thee to seek our fortunes due,
These golden hours the dearer be with the touch of green and blue.
So let there be no last farewell among the Highland Clan,
For Highland hearts will always dwell in the brotherhood of man.
So on our lips we seal our vow to be true to green, gold, and blue.
The Hazen Highlanders come down from the hill
Our loyal students cheer is one loud and shrill
Our adversaries will learn to fear our name
After hearing how we fight to win the game
So go, go you Highlanders for all Hazen High
Keep your banners high for all to see.
And they'll take the low road
And we'll take the high road
Back to Hazen with victory!
Hazen is part of the Seamount league and has three main rivals, the Lindbergh High School Eagles, the Renton High School Indians and the nearby Liberty High School Patriots from the Issaquah School District. Hazen has won a total of 6 state championships (one in Boy's Swimming, Girl's Soccer, Hazen's Drill and Pom Team 2007(Drill & Pom State Champions), Boy's Soccer, and the Hazen Drill and Pom Team 2009(Pom State Champions).
Hazen has an active music and drama department with many talented students. Hazen High's Choirs and choir students have also placed in the top few in state in recent years (under the direction of Mr. Viles). Hazen has an extremely strong DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) chapter. Each year, Hazen DECA members compete at the Area, State, and National Level. A few Hazen DECA members even serve on Area and State Officer Teams. 1st place in BallRoom Dancing Club in 2008, yet in 2009 they failed tremendously due to the fact the new team could not keep up.
Hazen came in 2nd in State in Basketball in 1972 Under Coach Miran Huckle Hazen came in 1st in Seamount, District, and State in Mens Soccer in 2007 under coach Ritch Gouk
- Barbara Madsen, Washington State Supreme Court Chief Justice
- Tony Wroten, Sr. (1981), University of Washington Tight End (81-84) - All-Time Lettermen
- Shannon "Shambo" Waters (1981), Survivor: Samoa contestant
- Arlene Baxter (1981), Playboy Playmate December 1993
- Ansab Khwaja (2011), Seattle Seahawks Agreeable Fellow, 2007
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