Harker Aquila

Senior pick-up day celebrates new graduates with drive-thru ceremony

Upper school computer science teacher Marina Peregrino and Eric Fang ('20) pose for a selfie at the drive-thru. As seniors drove through, they were able to return items and receive their gifts from masked faculty members stationed in tents.

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post News Editor

May 30, 2020

A rare sight was seen on Thursday at the upper school campus in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic: grinning faces of the graduating senior class and their families peering through car windows, greeted by cheers and applause from masked Harker faculty members.  Seniors arrived on campus throughout the day...

Harker Aquila’s guide on how upcoming events are impacted by coronavirus

A guide to any questions one might have about upcoming school events and how they have been impacted due to COVID-19 and the school closure.

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post Asst. News Editor

May 11, 2020

This story was updated on May 11 to include updates on the senior trip, baccalaureate, graduation, locker clean-outs and Harker summer programs. It has now been about two months since school shut down. Students and faculty alike have adjusted to online Zoom classes and the strangeness of our new rea...

Class of 2019 celebrates graduation at Mountain Winery

The class of 2019 toss their mortarboards in the air to celebrate their graduation yesterday at Mountain Winery. The commencement ceremony began at 5 p.m. and included speeches from valedictorian Kaushik Shivakumar ('19) and keynote speaker Judge John B. Owens ('85).

by Nicole Tian, Emily Tan, and Sriya Batchu

May 24, 2019

With a sprawling backdrop of the Stevens Creek Preserve nestled among layers of lush hills, the Class of 2019 graduated yesterday at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga. Starting at 5 p.m, the ceremony lasted for two hours and include multiple performances and speakers, with members of the National Honor...

College here I come!

This College Starter Pack lists items seniors might want for college. In this article, alumni offer advice to the seniors about what they wish they knew before coming to college.

by Erica Cai, Esha Gohil, Saloni Shah, and Alysa Suleiman

May 23, 2019

In just a few months, a quarter of the Harker Upper School population will be heading off to college, into the great beyond. To prepare our beloved seniors for the next stage of their journeys, seasoned alumni shared some words of wisdom that might enrich soon-to-be freshmen’s college experience. Advice #1...

Seniors and juniors celebrate close of school year with annual Baccalaureate ceremony

Juniors Simar Bajaj and Jai Bahri read the program, waiting for the ceremony to begin. At Baccalaureate, the school welcomes the rising seniors to be the future leaders on campus next year.

by Erica Cai and Anna Vazhaeparambil

May 23, 2019

Students of the class of 2019 and 2020 gathered in the quad with parents and faculty on yesterday for the annual Baccalaureate ceremony, an event where the current senior class passes down their responsibility as leaders of the school to the junior class. “I think it is important to symbolically...

Conservatory seniors honored at annual Senior Showcase

A senior practices her routine prior to Senior Showcase. The showcase features all members of the Conservatory who have completed the Certificate program, which culminates in this final performance.

by Varsha Rammohan and Irene Yuan

May 23, 2019

Senior members of the upper school conservatory certificate program performed at the annual senior showcase last Friday. This year marks the eighteenth anniversary of the showcase since the first one in 2002, where the inaugural certificate candidates graduated. Senior showcase honors the work and ...

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