More than 300 students from 14 schools participated in the 15th annual Diana Nichols Harker Math Invitational on March 6, with numerous Harker students earning high marks. In the grade 6 individual event, Rishab Parthasarathy took first place. For grade 7, Vivian Jin, Sidra Xu and Utkarsh Priyam took first, second and third, respectively.
In team competition, Harker students Vivian Jin, Luisa Pan, Srinath Somasundaram, Betsy Tian, George Wehner, Sidra Xu and Linus Zheng took second place in grade 7 level. For grade 8, Gabriel Chai, Allison Jia, Matthew Jin, Montek Kalsi, Shyl Lamba, Eileen Li and Sachin Shah took first place.
During the event, an estimation contest was held, in which contestants guessed the number of calories in a jar of candies. Harker student Luisa Pan, grade 7, won the contest by estimating a total of 15,780 calories. The actual number was 15,690.