This article was originally published in the fall 2014 Harker Quarterly.
Over the summer, many alumni returned to Harker to attend the memorial service for Sylvia Harp, one of the school’s cherished former faculty members. Harp died of liver cancer on March 29. She began teaching grade 8 English at Harker in 1986 and went on to become head of the school’s English department before her retirement in 2003. Pictured here (L- R), at her moving memorial, are: Mark Gelineau ’90, Alka Tandan ’90, Casey Near ’06, Rohini Venkatraman ’06, Meghana Dhar ’06 and Ira Patnaik ’06.