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Online matriculation ceremony marks the start of 2020-21 school year

Associated Student Body President Jason Lin records his speech for the virtual matriculation ceremony, as head of school Brian Yager looks on. Jason touched upon ways that the Harker community has stayed connected during quarantine.

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post News Editor

August 25, 2020

Upper school students viewed a video put together by Harker administrators, student council and honor council on Friday during the online matriculation ceremony.  Head of school Brian Yager delivered the opening speech, encouraging freshmen to look to upperclassmen for guidance and inspiration. ...

Campus compass: The Matriculation Book

Campus Compass is a feature column that dives into the history and significance behind the places and objects that have made Harker what it is today. This edition of Campus Compass takes a look at the history of the Matriculation book and oath.

by Isha Moorjani and Sally Zhu

August 21, 2020

Since 1998, crowds of students each year have signed the Matriculation Book on their first day of high school to start their legacy as a true Harker student. Today, the book is proudly displayed in Dobbins Hall, with multitudes of names buried inside its leafy pages. The diversity of student signatur...

Matriculation 2019: Harker welcomes Class of 2023

A member of the incoming Class of 2023 holds the 2019 Matriculation itinerary, smiling as he walks into the quad before the beginning of the ceremony.

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter

August 24, 2019

With welcoming smiles, energetic cheers and thunderous clapping, the upper school community warmly received the Class of 2023 during the 2019 matriculation ceremony on Friday.  Administration adorned in gowns and caps took their seats behind the stage, facing the rows of sophomores, juniors and seniors making their way into their respective rows, the b...

Matriculation welcomes class of 2022

Freshman adviser Yumiko Aridomi and members of the class of 2022 recite the matriculation oath at the matriculation ceremony in the upper school’s quad on Aug. 24.

by Eric Fang and Arushi Saxena

August 31, 2018

The 2018-19 school year’s annual matriculation ceremony welcomed incoming freshmen, returning students and faculty with a series of speeches and skits on Aug. 24. After sophomores, juniors, and seniors settled into their seats in the upper school’s quad, the processional of teachers in their gowns took...

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