Ten Harker students earned high marks in the 2014 National Assessment & Testing Ciphering Time Trials, making Harker the top-ranking high school in the country to participate in the contest.
Swapnil Garg took first place in the grade 9 division, with classmates Shaya Zarkesh and Joanna Lin placing 12th and 15th, respectively. In the grade 10 division, David Zhu and Kai-Siang Ang tied for second place, while Misha Ivkov placed ninth. Placing first in the grade 11 division was Richard Yi, with Allison Wang taking fourth. Patrick Lin and Ashwath Thirumalai placed second and fourth, respectively, in the grade 12 division.
Each participant completed 10 rounds of testing, each of which contained three problems of varying difficulty that had to be solved in within three minutes. National Assessment & Testing administers math contests by email every year, which are then conducted by the teachers at the participating schools.