The Harker School recently came in second place nationwide in National Assessment & Testing’s 2011 Fall Startup Event mathematics contest. Coached by math teacher Misael Fisico, upper school students raced to complete 100 problems within a 30-minute time limit.
Several students had outstanding individual performances on the test, which helped boost Harker into second place. Cindy Liu and Rahul Jayaraman tied for 10th place in the grade 9 division. Other freshmen who performed well in this division were Sachin Peddada with 12th place, Ashwath Thirumalai with 18th place and Patrick Lin with 22nd place. Vikram Sundar took ninth place in the grade 10 division, and in the grade 11 division, Ashvin Swaminathan earned 18th place. Patrick Yang placed first in the grade 12 division, and classmate Lucy Cheng took 17th.
Other National Assessment & Testing contests that Harker will be participating in this year include the 2011 Team Scramble, taking place this week, and the 2011 Ciphering Time Trials on Dec. 8.