Congrats to 15 Harker seniors who were named 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars Competition candidates and one who was named a semifinalist.
About 4,300 candidates were winnowed from the pool of 3.3 million high school students, about a 10th of 1 percent of the pool. Harker’s candidates were William Bloomquist, Jason Chu, Vivek Sriram, Juhi Gupta, Savi Joshi, Kevin Zhang, Pranav Reddy, Apoorva Rangan, Patrick Lin, Richard Gu, Neil Movva, Simran Singh, Nitya Mani, Helen Wu and Menghua Wu. Joshi was then named a semifinalist – one of only 565 nationwide. Congrats to all for this wonderful recognition! For more, go to: http://www.ed.gov/psp.
Harker alumni include four Presidential Scholars. Katie Siegle ’12 was the first Harker female honored for academic achievement. Samantha Fang ’06 was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts in 2006; Senan Ebrahim ’08 was named a Presidential Scholar in 2008; and Daniel Kim ’09 was named a Presidential Scholar in 2009.