Some 30 alumni returned to cheer on their friends for Harker’s first basketball league games of the season, held Jan. 4, in front of a boisterous home crowd at the middle school campus. That night was also the premier of the Student Directed Showcase (SDS), concurrently held at Blackford, which many alums chose to come out in support of as well.
At both of the alumni driven happenings, alumni could be seen proudly sporting alumni “Eagle Nation” T-shirts.
While the Harker versus Menlo boys and girls respective basketball games went a long way towards building team spirit, SDS serves as an important venue for final projects by seniors in the class of the same name.
The graduates, along with the home crowd, celebrated the Harker boys’ win over Menlo at the Friday night game, where girls lost for only the second time this year in a tough match against the 10th-ranked opponent.
At the exciting conclusion of both the basketball games and theater performance, alumni joined basketball players and actors for a fun, informal pizza party held in the Blackford gym. Some parents of the students and grads enjoyed attending the party as well.
“Once again, it was a pleasure to see so many alums return home to Harker. We are truly one big community, where present and past students can join together – whether supporting each other on stage or on a court,” noted MaryEllis Deacon, director of alumni relations.