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Extracurricular activities and programs transition to remote learning

Director of Roleplays Anika Muddu (10) teaches how to prepare for and present a roleplay at DECA Launch. “The conference experience was mainly something that we might be missing out [on] because the preparation for DECA can be done over Zoom or you can Facetime, but the in-conference experience is something that I don’t think we’ll get to convey to the freshmen this year,” Harker DECA CEO Lisa Barooah said. Everyone who’s ever done DECA can tell you the conferences are the most fun part.”

by Isha Moorjani, Winged Post Asst. News Editor

September 10, 2020

With the 2020-21 school year beginning remotely, both students and faculty are experiencing the changes that come with having extracurricular activities online. Many of these extracurriculars relied on in-person interaction and activities, yet each one has thought of unique ways to provide members with si...

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...

“Hustle for Muscle”: Harker DECA and spirit host fundraiser through volleyball tournament

The juniors cheer after winning a point against the seniors in the final round of the “Hustle for Muscle” volleyball tournament hosted by Harker DECA and spirit on Nov. 21. The tournament and proceeds from food sales were part of a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

by Emily Tan, Assistant Features Editor

November 28, 2019

During lunch on Nov. 21, Harker DECA and Harker spirit jointly hosted the “Hustle for Muscle” volleyball tournament fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in the Athletic Center. Students and faculty dressed in green in support of the MDA as four teams, each representing a class, face...

School meeting recap 11/7/19: Choral concert, DECA club week, and math competitions

Sophia Gottfried (11) spoke on behalf of Harker Philosophy club, announcing a screening of “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” next Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Charles Shuttleworth’s room.

by Lucy Ge, Assistant News Editor

November 10, 2019

Avi Gulati (12) started off the school meeting yesterday by welcoming back those who were absent from school on Wednesday. “Tuesday’s announcement was definitely unsettling for our community,” he said. “But we’re all coming together — we have each other, our advisors, our teachers, pa...

Harker DECA concludes 2018-2019 season with banquet celebration

Glass presents the new officer team, lined up onstage in the Nichols auditorium. The 2019-2020 officer team consisted of 12 members.

by Alysa Suleiman

June 3, 2019

Harker DECA hosted one of their two annual end-of-the-year events, the banquet celebration, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. last Thursday in the Nichols Atrium. DECA parent night, the other end-of-the-year event held specifically to inform new and returning parents of the DECA program, was held on Tuesday, May...

Harker DECA team garners awards at annual ICDC competition

Juniors Mahi Kolla, Phil Han and Sid Dudyala pose with awards after the conference. The conference took place at Orlando, Florida.

by Eric Fang, News Editor

May 4, 2019

Qualifying DECA members competed in Orlando, Florida from April 27 to 30 for the organization’s annual International Career Development Conference (ICDC), which hosted over 18,000 other students worldwide. Students had to qualify for the conference at the State Career Development Conference (SCDC) l...

DECA club month fundraises for muscular dystrophy relief

Mitchell Granados (12) shoots a basketball at the Hoops and Scoops fundraising event Nov. 27. The event was hosted to fundraise for MDA.

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

December 4, 2018

The upper school’s DECA chapter hosted various events and fundraisers during the annual DECA month of November to promote their chapter and to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, or MDA. DECA month began with an ice cream social outside Manzanita on Nov. 2, and continued with an...

School meeting recap 11/8/18

Forensics representatives Nakul Bajaj (11), Nikki Solanki (11), Maddie Huynh (11) and Anusha Kuppahally (12) announce results from recent competitions.

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

November 11, 2018

Eagle Update presenters congratulated girls volleyball on their successful CCS run. Girls golf placed seventh in NorCal and second in CCS, and Natalie Vo (10) qualified for the state tournament. Rohan Arora (11) spoke for the year's first community service spotlight. He described how his mother's...

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