March has seen a number of notable achievements from Harker students at a wide variety of events!
- Christopher Hildum, grade 10, was recently awarded a full scholarship to the Pacific Northwest Ballet School’s summer program. The PNB is one of the country’s top ballet schools, and the summer program is available to students only through invitation.
- At the 2013 PhotoCentral Spring Show on March 16, Liza Turchinsky, grade 7, was the only school-aged participant to have her work displayed. Two of her works won People’s Choice Awards at the event, one of which was purchased by a collector. Of the 300 images featured at the show, only 10 are given the People’s Choice Award.
- Chess enthusiast Shaunak Maruvada, grade 6, performed well at the U.S. National Junior Congress Chess Championship, held the weekend of March 23, tying for fifth place in the Under 20 category and finishing with an overall score of 3 out of 5.
- Eric Pei, grade 8, finished 15th out of 67 sabreurs in Division III (adults) sabre of the the North American Cup held in Reno March 15-18. Pei, fresh to the age 14-and-over category this year, is ranked 33rd nationally out of 114 in the Y14 bracket; he finished last season ranked 8th in the U.S in the Y12 bracket.