The tenth annual Diana Nichols Harker Math Invitational for grades 6 to 8, held March 5, was a highly successful event with 21 local schools participating and about 350 contestants taking part in the individual and team contests. There were 56 competing and five non-competing teams for the team contest. This contest was also the first to include overseas schools, with competitors from the World Foreign Language Middle School in Shanghai, China, and Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement’s Viveka School of Excellence in Saragur, India.
Harker placed well in the individual events in every grade level. Grade 6 competitors David Zhu and Kai-Siang An took first and second, respectively, in their category. At the grade 7 level, Allison Wang took first place, as did Menghua Wu at the grade 8 level.
In the team contests, Harker’s grade 6 team of An, Soham Khan, Angela Kim, Aneesh Samineni, Manah Shah, Peter Wu and David Zhu earned second place. Grade 7 students Grace Guan, Vineet Kosaraju, Anthony Luo, Jonathan Ma, Allison Wang, Michael Zhao and Jessica Zhu also finished second.