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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Upper school National Honor Society (NHS) inductees stand and raise their right hand as they recite an oath committing themselves to the values and responsibilities of NHS. Established in 1921, the national association honors students demonstrating excellence in academic achievement, service, leadership and character.

National Honor Society induction ceremony welcomes new members

by Olivia Xu and Trisha Iyer October 19, 2021

The upper school's National Honor Society (NHS) chapter welcomed new members in its annual induction ceremony that took place in the Nichols auditorium at 6 p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 12. Established in 1921,...

Associated Student Body (ASB) Vice President Ayan Nath speaks after he and other members of student council presented a video on cleanliness on campus during lunch. The other day, I was walking by, I heard someone say, Oh, my God, we go to Harker, we cant afford to buy more forks? Theres such a shortage of forks. And thats because youre throwing the forks away.

School meeting recap 9/10/21: 9/11 remembrance, self-study APs and Eagle Update

by Rachel Ning, TALON Organizations Editor September 13, 2021

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Dawson Chen (12) began the school meeting by introducing upper school Academic Dean Kelly Horan.  Horan discussed the importance of communication with teachers,...

Dhruv Saoji (10) listens as upper school head Butch Keller delivers a speech to the newly-inducted NHS members.

NHS initiates 59 new members with candle-lighting tradition

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter October 17, 2019

Four tall, waxy-white candles flicker onstage in the Nichols Hall auditorium, bathing the dimly lit room in warm orange glow. A light smattering of applause echoes down the rows of seats filled with formally...

Diversity Committee faculty members Dr. Lola Muldrew, Pilar Aguero-Esparza and Tyeshia Brown speak to the upper school community about an upcoming assembly featuring Jay Smooth, a cultural commentator. To introduce Smooth, Diversity Committee played his YouTube video about race at school meeting yesterday.

School meeting recap 9/3/19: Self-study APs, Spirit Kickoff and upcoming auditions

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief September 4, 2019

The second school meeting of the year kicked off yesterday with an announcement from National Honors Society (NHS) by NHS president Jai Bahri (12). NHS is now taking new applicants and will send an application...

Maya Shukla (11) presents her service opportunity to students walking by. The fair took place after advisory on Nov. 12.

Students attend service-themed assembly and fair

by Nilisha Baid, TALON Assistant Business and Social Media Editor November 22, 2018

Former National Honor Society adviser Mike Pistacchi worked with the NHS to hold Harker’s fourth annual Service Fair, where students could sign up to volunteer at any of the organizations present, on...

Assistant Head of School Jennifer Gargano hands a new NHS member his induction certificate. This years National Honor Society induction ceremony took place in the Nichols auditorium on Oct. 16.

NHS induction welcomes over 70 new members

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor October 15, 2018

The upper school's National Honor Society chapter inducted 71 new members from the senior, junior and sophomore classes in the Nichols auditorium on Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. The ceremony featured speeches...

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