New York Times op-ed writer Thomas L. Friedman mentioned Harker’s Intel Talent Search finalist Namrata Anand, Gr. 12, in his March 20 column after attending the Intel awards dinner. In his column, he listed all of the 40 Intel finalists and spoke specifically on his discussion with Anand:
“Before the dinner started, each contestant stood by a storyboard explaining their specific project. Namrata Anand, a 17-year-old from The Harker School in California, patiently explained to me her research, which used spectral analysis and other data to expose information about the chemical enrichment history of ‘Andromeda Galaxy.’ I did not understand a word she said, but I sure caught the gleam in her eye.” The column also ran in the San Jose Mercury News.