August 28, 2012, six hundred students and staff from Canyon Elementary sneaked into the gym during the morning announcements to surprise Mr. Harlan. When he walked in, everyone clapped and sang Happy Birthday. Mr. Harlan turned 50 on August 29th. A Happy Birthday banner was made for him showing pictures of him when he was in grade school. A group of students gave him a bouquet of black balloons and flowers and students and faculty wore black in honor of this momentous occasion.