Harker’s team performed well in the state finals of the Wells Fargo Personal Financial Literacy Challenge, making it to the finals. The team, composed of Rahul Shukla, grade 11; Ameek Singh, grade 12; Alexander Lam, grade 11; and Aditya Dhar, grade 11, was among the top 10 teams out of 142 to qualify for the final rounds at the Federal Reserve Bank in Los Angeles. The team was one of the top five left after three rounds of competition and, ultimately, placed fourth.
This event was facilitated by the California Council on Economic Education, hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Los Angeles Branch), and sponsored by Honda Financial Services at the state level as well as Wells Fargo Advisors on a national level. Harker qualified two teams, but only one attended.
“Students were excited to go through security and be in the Federal Reserve and ask questions of the Fed Bank employees,” said Juston Glass, director of Harker’s business and entrepreneurship program, who coached the group. “They networked with students all over the state and came back charged and empowered in the area of personal finance.”