Harker students turned in one of their best performances to date at this year’s TEAMS (Test of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) national competition, held June 22-26 in Atlanta. Team A – consisting of rising juniors Jessica Jiang, Matthew Jin, Sachin Shah, Jasmine Wiese and team captain Jackie Yang, and rising sophomores Russell Yang and Luisa Pan – ranked first among the teams recognized as Best in Nation in the grades 9/10 division. They also were the top team in the Problem Solving category and among the top 10 in Prepared Presentation and Digital Media.
Team B – made up of rising juniors Prerana Acharyya, Ellen Guo, Rashmi Iyer, Annabelle Ju, Jason Pan, team captain Jin Tuan and Bryan Yang, as well as Stanford Online High School freshman David Smith – had a strong performance of their own, placing first in Prepared Presentation and third for Best in Nation.
“I believe this is the best that Harker has ever done at the national TEAMS competition,” said upper school math teacher Anthony Silk, who oversees Harker’s TEAMS participation. “What a great way to finish a year!”