Harker Aquila

Senior named one of 40 Regeneron finalists in nation

Senior Cynthia Chen, who has been named one of 40 Regeneron finalists in the nation. Cynthia was the only Harker student to receive this honor this year.

by Varsha Rammohan and Arushi Saxena

January 22, 2020

Senior Cynthia Chen was selected as one of 40 finalists in the 2020 Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest math and science research competition for high school seniors.  Cynthia’s research focused on using computational methods to uncover patterns that predict cancer types. Her project was...

Harker DECA attends Silicon Valley conference, second conference of 2019-2020 season

Clarice Wang (10) and Melody Luo (10) chat about past experiences at DECA conferences while waiting for the opening ceremony to start last Friday evening.

by Emily Tan, Asst. Features Editor

January 16, 2020

After months of preparation, 116 upper school students, accompanied by 8 faculty chaperones, competed at this year’s Silicon Valley District Career Development Conference (SVCDC) at the Santa Clara Marriott from Friday to Sunday. Harker DECA faced off chapters from high schools all around Silicon Vall...

Two seniors named as Regeneron scholars

Seniors Cynthia Chen and Joshua Zhou, the 2020 Regeneron scholars.

by Varsha Rammohan and Arushi Saxena

January 8, 2020

Seniors Cynthia Chen and Joshua Zhou were selected as top scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS) from a pool of 1,993 applicants from 659 schools in 49 states. The 300 scholars chosen and their respective schools will be awarded 2,000 dollars each.   Cynthia’s research focused on using comput...

Downbeat’s journey to the International Championship of High School A cappella

Juniors Katelyn Chen, Joel Morel, Max Lee and seniors Kelsey Wu and Aryana Far strike poses in their a cappella performance. Downbeat members started a cappella training as early as a year ago.

by Nicole Tian and Emily Tan

February 27, 2019

“[Downbeat does] so many different things, and we don't fit a music education niche, if you will, outside of Harker—we're our own thing,” vocal teacher Jennifer Sandusky said. “This [a cappella competition] was what I felt like would be a really great opportunity for our students based on size...

Three students named Regeneron finalists

Harker's 2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists, all seniors, pose for a picture. From left to right: Ayush Alag, Natasha Maniar and Ruhi Sayana.

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

January 24, 2019

Of the 7 students named Regeneron scholars (a complete list can be found here: https://harkeraquila.com/45582/showcase/seniors-named-regeneron-scholars/), 3 of the students, seniors Ayush Alag, Natasha Maniar and Ruhi Sayana were named Regeneron 2019 Finalists on Jan. 23. Out of the 300 students who...

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