Harker Aquila

News briefs: National Merit, biscuits and NSPA Photo Exchange

Head of Upper School Butch Keller prepares a biscuit for students after school meeting last week, launching an initiative.

by Nicholas Wei, Alysa Suleiman, and Arushi Saxena

March 5, 2020

62 Harker seniors named National Merit Scholarship finalists 62 seniors were named National Merit Scholarship finalists. Students entered the contest by taking the PSAT/NMSQT® in October 2018 and received their scores in mid-December of the same year.  Those who met the National Merit Scholarship Corporat...

Harker Journalism wins awards at D.C. convention

Harker Journalism earned several awards following the JEA/NSPA national journalism convention in Washington, D.C. from Nov. 19 to 23. The Winged Post won its first Pacemaker in ten years, Harker Aquila won sixth place in Best of Show and four individual stories received honorable mentions in various Story of the Year categories.

by Varsha Rammohan and Arushi Saxena

November 25, 2019

Harker Journalism was recognized at the national level at the JEA/NSPA fall high school journalism convention in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 23. The recognition followed nominations for 2019 Digital Story of the Year, Social Justice Reporting, Local Climate Change Reporting and a Pacemaker on Sept. 19.  ...

Free speech activist Mary Beth Tinker inspires student journalists at annual NSPA convention

Mary Beth Tinker holds up a signed black armband to an audience of student journalists at the JEA/NSPA convention, a similar piece to the original black armbands she wore to protest the resulting casualties of American involvement in the Vietnam War.

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter

November 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bathed in a dim warm orange glow, the expansive convention room exploded in a deafening round of applause as activist Mary Beth Tinker stepped onto the podium. To an audience of hundreds of student journalists from across the nation who were gathered at the annual NSPA convention yesterday,...

Journalism students travel to Washington, D.C. to attend national journalism convention

Humans of Harker (HOH) editor-in-chief Saloni Shah (11), TALON editor-in-chief Anthony Xu (12) and HOH profiler Esha Gohil (10) speak to attendees about the HOH project. More than 240 student journalists and advisers attended the presentation.

by Varsha Rammohan, Managing Editor

November 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Journalism students from TALON, Winged Post and Harker Aquila traveled to Washington, D.C. from Nov. 19 to 23 for the JEA/NSPA fall journalism convention, in which the Winged Post was named as a Pacemaker finalist, and four Individual Award finalists were named: one for social...

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