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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

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
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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 Kat 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
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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...

Front page update (Issue 7)

Front page update (Issue 7)

by Anvi Banga, Kshithija Mulam, and Jenna Sadhu
May 11, 2017
Filed under News, Winged Post

Space is infinite for new science magazine The premier issue of the Upper School's student-run scientific journal Harker Horizon was released on May 8. The journal consists of student research papers and projects, articles about current scientific issues and topics and interviews with professors. "Our goal is ...

Q&A with Brian Yager

Q&A with Brian Yager

by Meilan Steimle and Rashmi Iyer
May 11, 2017
Filed under News, Winged Post

The staff of the Winged Post had the opportunity to interview Brian Yager, Harker's new Head of School starting the 2017-2018 school year. Previously, Yager served as the Head of School of the Keystone School, a private, co-educational school based in San Antonio for students from kindergarten through...

IB’s present alternative to AP’s: As AP exams approach, some pursue alternative testing options

IB’s present alternative to AP’s: As AP exams approach, some pursue alternative testing options

by Rose Guan and Gloria Zhang
May 11, 2017
Filed under News, Winged Post

Many upper school students are preparing for the dozens of AP exams in the next two weeks—but other students in the U.S. and worldwide, at schools that use International Baccalaureate (IB) programs as an alternative to AP exams, are preparing for IB exams instead. IB classes often focus on different areas...

Construction update: Work continues on theatre while gym nears completion

Construction update: Work continues on theatre while gym nears completion

by Kathy Fang and Tiffany Wong
May 11, 2017
Filed under News, Winged Post

Construction of the new gym and performing arts center continues as the one-year anniversary of the groundbreaking ceremony draws closer. The gym, which houses two floors at basement and ground levels, will primarily draw its electricity and power from solar panels installed on its roof. The buil...

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