At the annual Head of School’s Circle Dinner on May 2, 2008, The Harker School also celebrated 10 years of the Bucknall campus and upper school.  Students from the National Honors Society, lower school, middle school and upper school student councils, were honored and carried the numerous banners naming some of the most noteworthy accomplishments that our students have achieved in the past 10 years in the Parade of Accomplishments. These 100+ accomplishments consisted of regional, state, western regional, national and international awards. The Parade of Accomplishments is listed in full below. 


Academics 
1st and 2nd Place Winners for Quiz Bowl
2 Time Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer Spanish Poetry Contest Winners
2005 Grade 3 Destination Imagination Team to Nationals
2008 4th Grade & 3rd Grade Destination Imagination Teams Regional Winners & Onto Nationals 
3rd Grade Team  - 2 Time Continental Math League Regional Champions -  2 students achieving National Honors 
4 time Winner of the Santa Clara Valley Math Association Outstanding Senior Student of the Year Award
50% of Harker US Students recognized as National Merit Scholars
American Society of Civil Engineers Contest: First Place
Among Finest in Nation:  ERB Test Results Past 10 Years 
California Junior Classical League State Champions in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007
California Junior Classical League 2nd Place in State in 2001, 2004, 2005
Harker to host 2009 JCL State Convention
California Math League State Champions 2008
e cyber mission  -  Team Collaboration and Communication award
e cyber mission - 4 time 1st Place Winners in South West Regional 
e cyber mission - Application of Science, Math and Technology Award
e cyber mission - Harker teams have earned $192,000 in savings bonds for college so far
Enlight'ning Literary Magazine - Gold Crown National 1st Place 
Future Problem Solving Team - International Team Championship 2007
Future Problem Solving Team -8 Time California State Champions in either middle or senior divisions or both
Gold Medal Prize Winner (perfect score), 2004 National French Contest Level 3A
Gold Medalist, 2004 International Physics Olympiad held in Pohang, South Korea
Gold Medalist, 2005 Asian Pacific Mathematical Olympiad
Grand Prize Winner – 2004 Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad
Intel Science Talent Search - 2008 Three Semifinalist s- 2007 Three Semifinalists - 2006 2nd Place Finalist in the National Competition
International Science Fair
National Latin Exam 26 Gold Medals-7 perfect papers
Outstanding ERB Test results for the past 10  years 
Over half of all Harker graduates attend top-tier universities - of the 751 graduates, 52% attend the top universities in the country
Santa Clara Valley Science and Engineering Fair: First Place Award in Engineering Category
Siemens AP Awards - 2007 Both California Finalists - 2006 One Finalist - 2005 National AP Scholar 
Silver Medalist, 2004 Asian Pacific Mathematical Olympiad
Silver Medalist, 2006 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) held in Slovenia
Spanish National Honor Society Honorees
The College Board Ranking: #1 In The World - AP Chemistry
The College Board Ranking: #1 In The World - AP Computer Science
The College Board Ranking: #1 In The World - Calculus 
The College Board: #1 In The World - AP Psychology 
Top Winner in the Second Annual North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad
 
Athletics
Girls Diving - All American & AAU National Qualifier 
Boys' Tennis Team Qualifies for CCS
Girls Track - 1st Place Triple Jump WBAL 
Boys Volleyball Champions - Aptos Tournament 
Boys Basketball League MVP
Boys Basketball Quarter-finalist in CCS Tournament 2008 
Girls Cross Country 2nd Place in League
Girls JV Cross Country League Champion
Girls Volleyball Champions - Maui Invitational 2007-08
Boys Track 1st Place in 100m, 400m, 100m Relay, Triple Jump, and Long Jump
Girls Cross Country 1st place in the 800m and 3000m
JV Wrestler League Champion
First Harker female to medal in wrestling
Harker alum playing Division I College Baseball
Girls Volleyball Captain - All American &  Academic All American 
Volleyball Captain to play Division I on Full Scholarship
23 teams in four years have won CCS Scholastic Championships
CPSAL Girls Volleyball League Championship, 2000
WBAL Girls Golf League Championship 2003, 2004, 2006
WBAL Girls Volleyball League Championship, 2005, 2007
PSAL Boys Volleyball League Championship, 2006, 2007 
PSAL Boys Swimming League Championship 2006 
WBAL Girls Tennis  League Championship 2006
PSAL Boys Cross Country League Championship 2007 
Nor Cal Champs Girls Volleyball 2007
State Finalist Girls Volleyball 2007 
 
US Debate
Champion, Student Congress – Berkeley National Invitational 
Champion, Student Congress – Golden Desert Invitational 
1st Place Speaker, Lincoln-Douglas Debate – National Debate Coaches Association Championships
Champion, Lincoln-Douglas Debate – Vestavia Hills Over-the-Mountain Classic
Octafinalists, Policy Debate – National Tournament of Champions 
National Forensic League recognized Harker as one of the Nation's top 100 debate schools of 2,700 chapters
 
Performing Arts
American Musical Theater’s High School Honors Award:  Best Musical Oklahoma
American Musical Theater’s High School Honors Award:  Outstanding Ensemble 2000, 2008
American Musical Theater’s High School Honors Award: 4 Best Musical Nominations
American Musical Theater’s High School Honors Award: Best Actress Finalist 2000, 2006 
American Musical Theater’s High School Honors Award: Best Featured Dancer
American Musical Theater’s High School Honors Award: Best Supporting Actor
American Musical Theater’s High School Honors Award: Best Supporting Actor Finalist 2000, 2006
American Musical Theater’s High School Honors Award: Best Supporting Actress
Cantilena - 2004 - European Tour to Budapest, Vienna, Prague and 2007 Tuscany Tour
Cantilena - 2004, 2006 - Superior Ratings at CMEA
Cantilena - 2007 - Unanimous Superior at CMEA 
Creation  of Showstoppers (female) and High Voltage (male) dance teams in the MS
Creation of 6th grade choir that was recently asked to perform on KRON to promote the local food drive
Creation of after school instrumental and vocal lessons
Creation of the Bucknall Choir, 4th-6th grade 
Creation of comprehensive after school instrument program for winds, strings, brass at the LS 
Creation of the award winning Orchestra program, K-12 
Creation of The Certificate Program, an elite performing arts training program at the US
Creation of The Conservatory, Comprehensive Musical Theater, Theater, Technical Theater, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music and Dance program in the US 
Creation of the Upper School- Only Dance Production featuring student and alumni choreography
Creation of top-notch dance troupe -Dance Fusion at the LS
Creation of Vivace, MS classical choir
Harker’s Instrumental program has had more command performances at the CMEA solo & ensemble festival than any other school the last two years
Harker’s piano trio won 3rd place at the US Open Music Competition in 2008
Ohlone Theater Festival:  2nd Place Musical Theater Small Group, 1st Place Musical Theater Large Ensemble, 1st Place Improvisation, 2nd Place Dramatic Dialogue, 1st Place Dramatic Scene
Over 40% of the US participates in The Conservatory
The Conservatory graduates students into the top Performing Arts schools in the nation each year – NYU, UCLA, USC, Boston, Berkley, Berklee, UC Santa Cruz, Vassar Conservatories
US Dance tours to Las Vegas and San Francisco
US Instrumental ensembles and soloists, honored with CMEA  Command Performance & Superior distinctions for the last 5 years
US Musical Theater Department one of 37 schools in America selected to perform at The Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland
US Orchestra - Paris Tour  in 2007 and  New York City to play at Lincoln Center in 2009
Vivace, Downbeat, BKN Choir, Showstoppers, Fusion, Bel Canto, Harmonics yearly community service tours to local children’s hospitals, retirement homes, local festivals and parades
 
Robotics
2nd place in First Lego League, MS Robotics 
1st place in the Four-Can Challenge in 2001, US Robotics
1st place Tech Challenge in 2001, US Robotics
Rookie All Star Award in 2002 Sacramento Regional, US Robotics
Spirit Award in 2003 Silicon Valley Regional, US Robotics
1st place in the WRRF Regional Cal Games Driver Obstacle Challenge in 2003, US Robotics
Judges Award by Steve Wozniak in 2004 Silicon Valley Regional, US Robotics
Innovative Design Award in 2004 Sacramento Regional, US Robotics
Xerox Creativity Award in 2007 Sacramento Regional, US Robotics
Silver Medal at 2008 UC Davis, US Robotics
 
US Newspaper: The Winged Post
2007  Silver Medalist by Columbia Scholastic Press Association 
3 Awards in the National Write-off competition at the NSPA/JEA Annual Spring Convention in Denver
3rd place award for News writing in the California Press Women’s Association contest
Honorable mention for photography in the California Press Women’s Association contest
Articles selected by High School Journalism.org for publication in the National Edition
Interviewed  or questioned:  Ben Bradlee; Linda Ellerbee; Kofi Anan; Hayden Panittiere; Jonathon Ryes-Myers; Wajid Shamsul Hasan; Ahsan Wagan; Ann Shoket; Emmy Rossum; Lisa Izzi; Dasha Vintilova; Jaya Patil; Rosalind Wiseman
 
US Yearbook: the TALON
2007, 2005, 2004, 2002 Gold Medalist; 2003, 2006 Silver Medalist; 2000 Bronze Medalist by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Talon spread from 2007 book featured in Jostens “Look Book” of the best of the best
Talon cover of 2006 book featured for a second time by Jostens
Best Theme Packet Award-Highest award at Summer Program, 4 out of 5 years in a row last being Summer 2007
All 11 Yearbook students earned awards at the camp
1st Place Award from American Scholastic Press Association
 
Volunteerism
Assist International – supporting an orphanage in Uganda
Books Aloud 
Bucknall campus neighbors
California Youth Symphony 
Camp Galileo 
Camp Kennolyn 
Campbell Village Retirement Home 
Cancer Walk
Computer History Museum 
Eco Magic
Friend of Children with special needs
Furry Friend Rescue 
Habitat for Humanity 
Hidden Villa
Humane Society of Santa Clara Valley 
Jump Rope For Heart, as feature on CNN Headline News
Lake Cunningham Native Garden 
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital 
Oak Meadows
Outstanding Philanthropic Youth Group K -12 
Public Libraries
Resource Area For Teachers (R.A.F.T.) 
Salvation Army
San Francisco Zoo 
San Jose Family Shelter
Scott Lane Elementary 
Second Harvest Food Bank 
St. Justin’s Community Outreach 
Stanford Medical Center 
Sunday Friends
Tech Museum 
Terreno Gardens 
Toys for Tots
Tri City Homeless Coalition 
Tsunami Relief
Walden West
Walk and Wag
World Wildlife Foundation 
Yes! Reading 
YMCA

 

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