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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

Seniors Katelyn Hsu, Emi Fujimura and Metrica Shi smile with their coach Ie-Chen Cheng. The team plays in a lighthearted nine-hole round at Los Lagos golf course every year.

Varsity girls golf send seniors off with gifts and goodbyes

by Ashley Mo, Co-STEM Editor May 17, 2024

Varsity girls golf celebrated seniors Emi Fujimura, Katelyn Hsu and Metrica Shi at Los Lagos golf course on May 11. Per the team’s tradition, the girls commemorated senior night with a lighthearted...

Andrew Smith (12) cheers from the sidelines as teammate Veyd Patil (12) races down the track in the varsity boys 1600-meter. Veyd placed second in his event with a time of 4:21.72.

Track and field runners race at WBAL Championship on senior night

by Aishani Singh, Felix Chen, and Aryana Bharali May 11, 2024

Varsity and junior varsity track and field teams celebrated senior night during the West Bay Athletic League Championship meet at Gunn High School on May 3. Gunn hosted schools like King’s Academy, Menlo...

Varsity boys volleyball seniors pose with their coaches for a photo during the senior night ceremony. The team concluded their regular season with a 25-9 record and the first-place spot in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza division.

Varsity boys volleyball conquers Cupertino in three sets on senior night

by Ashley Mo and Margaret Cartee May 8, 2024

Varsity boys volleyball swept Cupertino High School 25-23, 27-25, 27-25 on their senior night on May 1.  Seniors Zachary Blue, Kyle Johnson, Jordan Labio, Adrian Liu, Spencer Mak, Edis Mesic and Jack...

Senior recap: spring sports highlights

Senior recap: spring sports highlights

by Tiffany Zhu and Eva Cheng May 3, 2024

The eight spring season sports teams — track and field, girls lacrosse, boys tennis, softball, boys volleyball, swim, baseball and boys golf — have begun celebrating their senior athletes, who are...

Seniors Angelina Hu, Olivia Xu, Katherine Fields, Anika Mantripragada and Ellie Schmidt line up with assistant coaches Doug Hawk and Andrew Irvine for a picture during the team’s senior night ceremony. Irvine gave a speech for each senior, honoring their time with the team.

Varsity girls lacrosse team comes up short 3-5 on senior night

by Tiffany Zhu, Co-Sports Editor April 27, 2024

The varsity girls lacrosse team succumbed to Sacred Heart Preparatory 3-5 in their senior night game on April 20.  Before the game, the team honored seniors Katherine Fields, Angelina Hu, Anika Mantripragada,...

Varsity swimmer Ipsita Mandal (12) walks through the tunnel made up of her teammates during the senior night ceremony. Each senior passed through the tunnel before receiving a bouquet of flowers from head coach Sachi Ujifusa.

Varsity swimming team secures top finishes in senior night meet

by Tiffany Zhu, Jessica Hu, and Emma Li April 26, 2024

Varsity swimming celebrated senior night during the West Bay Athletic League Jamboree 6B meet at the Singh Aquatic Center on April 17. Harker hosted competitors from Crystal Springs Uplands, Design Tech,...

Head coach John Fruterro and senior Thomas Liu smile after Fruterro gave a speech celebrating Thomas Liu during the varsity boys tennis teams senior night. “I’ve met so many amazing people here, and it’s been a good four years,” Thomas said.

Varsity boys tennis team suffers 2-5 loss to Menlo on senior night

by Tiffany Zhu, Co-Sports Editor April 26, 2024

Varsity boys tennis came up short against Menlo 2-5 on their senior night at Del Mar High School on April 17.  The team honored senior Thomas Liu, who has played on Harker's tennis team since sixth...

The varsity boys basketball team seniors line up for a photo with their parents. The team had an overall record of 6-18.

Varsity boys basketball comes up short 54-56 on senior night

by Gabe Sachse and Brandon Zau February 29, 2024

The varsity boys basketball team suffered a close defeat to Crystal Springs 54-56 on their senior night on Feb. 13 in the Zhang Gymnasium.  To begin, the team honored five seniors: co-captains Om Tandon,...

Seniors Masha Velikhovskaya, Claire Miao and Isha Kotalwar hold their posters for a photo. The seniors were gifted flowers and posters from their teammates and families.

Varsity girls basketball knocks out Mercy during senior night

by Jessica Wang and Alison Yang February 23, 2024

The varsity girls basketball team crushed Mercy 60-29 during their senior night game on Feb. 13.  Before the match, the team held a ceremony to honor their three seniors: guard Isha Kotalwar, co-captain...

Seniors Dina Ande, Anya Chauhan, Heidi Lu and Cynthia Wang pose for a photo together. Friends and family attended the ceremony and teammates gifted the seniors with flowers and tiaras.

Varsity girls soccer destroys Priory 3-1 on senior night

by Mendy Mao and Ella Guo February 17, 2024

The varsity girls soccer team conquered Priory 3-1 during their senior night game on Feb. 8.  Prior to the game, the team along with friends and family gathered to honor seniors Dina Ande, Anya Chauhan,...

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