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Harker FPSers compete at annual FPS International Conference

Harker FPSers compete at annual FPS International Conference

by Tiffany Wong, Aquila News Editor
June 12, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusive

Two students from Harker’s Future Problem Solvers (FPS) program competed at the annual FPS International Conference, held this year at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in La Crosse, Wisconsin, last weekend. This year’s International Conference invited over 2,000 students from 10 countries...

Therapy dogs visit campus for finals week

Therapy dogs visit campus for finals week

by Rose Guan, Winged Post Copy Editor
June 5, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Therapy dogs Keko and Kula will visit the upper school campus tomorrow and Wednesday after being in the counseling office all day today. ASB led an initiative to bring the two golden retrievers, licensed therapy dogs owned by head cross-country and track coach Scott Chisam, onto campus. They also cam...

Trump to back out of Paris Agreement

Trump to back out of Paris Agreement

by Tiffany Wong and Katherine Zhang
June 1, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Showcase, STEM

President Trump plans to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement, he announced this afternoon at the White House. “The United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord but begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris Accord or really an entirely new transaction on terms that a...

Junior Classical League holds elections for new club officer team

Junior Classical League holds elections for new club officer team

by Tiffany Wong and Angele Yang
May 31, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusive

Members of Harker’s Junior Classical League (JCL) elected their JCL officer team for the 2017-2018 school year today. In an email announcement, JCL advisor Scott Paterson named Andy Semenza (11) president, Edgar Lin (11) vice president, Jeffrey Fung (9) secretary, Timmy Chang (10) historian and ...

Speech team hosts annual Speech Showcase

Speech team hosts annual Speech Showcase

by Tiffany Wong, Aquila News Editor
May 26, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusive

The speech team hosted their annual Speech Showcase today during long lunch from 12:35 to 1:25 p.m. in the Nichols Auditorium. Speech coach Marjorie Hazeltine and debate coaches Greg Achten and Jenny Achten greeted attendees at the door. Today’s event was emceed by speech team member Divya Rajas...

Class of 2017 graduates in Saratoga Mountain Winery ceremony

Class of 2017 graduates in Saratoga Mountain Winery ceremony

by Rose Guan and Kathy Fang
May 19, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

The class of 2017 graduated in a ceremony at the Saratoga Mountain Winery yesterday from 5 to 7 p.m. The ceremony featured the upper school’s orchestra and graduation chorus and addresses from Upper School Head Butch Keller, valedictorian Kai-Siang Ang (‘17), keynote speaker and Nvidia co-fou...

Seniors and juniors attend 2017 Baccalaureate ceremony

Seniors and juniors attend 2017 Baccalaureate ceremony

by Maya Kumar and Tiffany Wong
May 17, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusive

The classes of 2017 and 2018 attended the Upper School’s annual Baccalaureate ceremony today in the Quad from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Prior to the beginning of the event, the Harker String Ensemble, led by conductor Chris Florio, performed a short program of pieces while the seniors, juniors and their f...

School meeting recap 5/16

School meeting recap 5/16

by Rashmi Iyer, Reporter
May 16, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusive

Assistant Head of School Jennifer Gargano announced the Recognition Program. Teachers will each nominate one or two students for each of the following categories: Mission of the School, Love of Learning and Leadership. All students recognized will receive a certificate in the mail, and students nomin...

Three Harker speakers finish strong at NIETOC 2017

Three Harker speakers finish strong at NIETOC 2017

by Tiffany Wong, Aquila News Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusive

Three students from Harker’s speech and debate team competed at the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (NIETOC) last weekend in Kansas City, Missouri. Original Oratory entrant Nikhil Dharmaraj (10) placed fifth out of a pool of 142 competitors. Speakers Avi Gulati (9) and Nikki So...

2017 performing arts certificate seniors honored at annual Senior Showcase

2017 performing arts certificate seniors honored at annual Senior Showcase

by Katherine Zhang and Tiffany Wong
May 13, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusive

Senior members of the upper school conservatory’s Certificate Program performed in yesterday's Senior Showcase at Foothill College’s Smithwick Theater from 7 to 9:30 p.m. As part of the program, each senior majored in one field of performing arts over a four-year period. Participants of the progra...

2016-2017 AP exam weeks come to a close

2016-2017 AP exam weeks come to a close

by Gloria Zhang, Reporter
May 12, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusive

After two weeks of testing, the AP exam weeks of the 2016-2017 school year have finally come to a close with the conclusion of the AP European History and AP Latin exams. There were two to four exams each day, divided into morning or afternoon sessions, out of the total of 30 AP exams that Harker off...

Hats off to the Class of 2017: Seniors graduate in Mountain Winery ceremony

Hats off to the Class of 2017: Seniors graduate in Mountain Winery ceremony

by Kshithija Mulam and Maya Valluru
May 11, 2017
Filed under News, Winged Post

Upper School Division Head Butch Keller announced the 2017 baccalaureate and graduation speakers during a senior class meeting on April 17. Students in the senior class voted on the baccalaureate faculty and student speakers as well as the faculty members to present speeches at other ceremonies held...

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