Where do Hanger Hall girls attend high school?
Everywhere! The majority of girls return back to public school with the majority graduating from Asheville High and SILSA. Others return to their county high schools and we currently have girls attending Roberson, Owen, Reynolds, and Hendersonville High. In recent years we have seen an increase in the number of girls choosing independent schools such as Asheville School and Carolina Day. We also have several girls opting to continue with all girls or other specialty schools. Hanger Hall graduates have also attended Chatham Hall in Virginia, North Carolina School for Math and Science, and the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts. Hanger Hall is well known in the Asheville area, and our graduates have a well-deserved reputation of being prepared, organized, confident, and engaged.
What types of activities do HH alumnae join in high school?
Many girls choose to immerse themselves in high school programs such as The Outdoor Academy, The Alzar School, and the Rotary Exchange Program. During this past year we have had girls studying in France, Spain, Poland, and Belgium. There are several HH girls that are competitive members of the Asheville High Speech and Debate Club, while others play sports and serve as captains for Field Hockey, Cross Country, and Swimming to name just a few. Our girls often create opportunities where none exist such as a current sophomore at Asheville High who started a chapter of the United Nations Foundation Girl Up Club.
Do the majority of Hanger Hall girls attend college?
Yes, the majority choose to attend college. We are proud to say that in each of the last three cycles Hanger Hall alumnae have been selected for the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship at Chapel Hill. These girls were from Asheville High, Asheville School, and Madison County High School. The girls earn academic scholarships as well as athletic scholarships (we currently have a freshman on a rowing scholarship at NC State!)
Whatever path the girls choose they are prepared, confident, and passionate!