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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Committed senior athletes pose for a picture at signing day, wearing their respective college apparel. They took photos with family, friends and audience members after the ceremony.

Student athletes sign off to future in ceremony

by Emma Milner, Co-Sports Editor May 3, 2023

Nine seniors were honored by the upper school athletic department during the college signing ceremony in the Zhang Gymnasium at 12:45 p.m. on April 25.  Upper School Athletic Director Dan Molin started...

“Something I really value about people is their character, not their accomplishments or what they do. I try my best to be kind to others, especially teachers and those that are younger than me, because I don’t want to be remembered as someone who isn’t kind,” Emily Novikov (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Serving up success

by Heidi Lu, TALON People and Seniors Editor March 16, 2023

A tiny green tennis ball flies across the net, spinning faster than the eye can track. On the other side, the opponent lunges for the ball, but it hits the ground before she reaches it, eliciting a chorus...

Seniors Emily Novikov 
and Lexi Wong pose together wearing their 
respective college commitment sweatshirts. “The biggest piece of advice I’d give is to not be afraid to reach out to coaches,” Emily said. “What do you have to lose by sending an email?”

Student athletes talk college sports recruiting

by Gabe Sachse, Reporter October 11, 2022

As the upper school’s fall sports season kicks off, several athletes in the senior class, who have dedicated their high school years to their sport, push their athletic journey forward — past high...

Emily Novikov (11) poses outside the Blackford Campus tennis courts with her Yonex Ezone 98  tennis racket. Emily helped lead the varsity girls tennis team to a CCS Championship in her sophomore year.

Apex: The right mindset

by Carter Chadwick, TALON co-Photo Editor August 27, 2021

As the match approaches, tennis player Emily Novikov (11) reaches into her bag and pulls out her jump rope and headphones. She slips on the headphones, turns on music and begins to jump rope. Slowly, the...

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