Update, April 13, 2016:
The results from the California Math League contest held in February were recently released, and Harker’s high scores propelled them into several top spots at the both the regional and state levels. All three middle school teams (grades 6-8) placed first in Santa Clara County in their respective categories. State-wide, grade 6 placed fourth, grade 7 placed second and grade 8 took third. Congratulations!
Harker middle school students received high scores in the California Math League contest held in mid-February. The contest consists of a 35-question test in which an individual score of 28 or higher is considered exceptional. Each school’s team score for each grade is a sum of that grade’s top five scores, with 175 being the highest possible score.
The grade 6 team score was 165, with Rishab Parthasarathy earning a perfect score of 35 and Alex Hu scoring 34. Other high scorers were Rohan Thakur with 33, William Zhao with 32 and Kevin Wang with 31.
For grade 7, Vivian Jin and Sidra Xu each contributed 33 points to team score of 160. Srinath Somasundaram scored 32 points, while George Wehner and Eric Zhu each scored 31.
Grade 8 also scored 160 points, with strong performances from Grace Huang (34 points), Vani Mohindra (33 points), Shyl Lamba (32 points) and Cynthia Chen (31 points). Other high scorers were Jeffrey Kwan, Eileen Li and Rakesh Nori, who each earned 30 points.