Harker was selected as the best overall national team in the “9th/10th Level” category in this year’s JETS (Junior Engineering Technical Society) competition. Coached by upper school math teacher Anthony Silk, the team of Gr. 10 students Lucy Cheng, Alexander Hsu, Revanth Kosaraju, Jeffrey Kwong, Ramya Rangan, Pavitra Rengarajan, Katie Siegel and Albert Wu won a $2,500 cash prize and a commemorative trophy. Each member of the team received a medal and certificate for their efforts.
The Harker Gr. 9 time also fared well in the competition, placing eighth in Division 2 among 46 teams. Harker’s four 11th/12th Level teams placed fourth, fifth, 17th and 19th out of the 166 teams competing in Division 2.
More than 10,000 students from 42 states competed in this year’s competition, which tasked students with finding ways to purify water as well as assess current water purification methods. Every year, JETS holds national team and individual competitions to promote engineering and technology careers to today’s youth.