Harker’s Future Problem Solving (FPS) team earned first place worldwide at the 2007 International Conference finals, held in early June in Colorado. Competing against teams from all over the world, one Harker student placed 10th overall and a classmate placed third in a separate team competition. This past spring, Harker hosted the State Bowl of the Future Problem Solving Program where the seven eighth graders who earned the honor of representing the school at nationals dominated the individual competition at the state level and rose to the challenge at the national level.
In an additional honor Gr. 8 history teacher and Harker FPS coach, Cyrus Merrill, was voted in as president of the nonprofit board of the Future Problem Solving Program for the state of California.