Congratulations to the cast, crew, and orchestra of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on their 10 nominations for The Stage Top Honor Awards which were announced on May 13th. Nominations included Best Overall Production, Best Chorus, and three different acting awards for our talented actresses. Additionally, two students, seniors Dankia Tatangsurja and Shannon Brown, received nominations for technical awards. Finally, Mr. Doug Santana and Mr. Mason Kimont each received nominations for their work on the show. The awards will be handed out Monday, June 3. Please visit their website to see a list of all the nominees and for more information about tickets.
Congratulations to senior Kathryn Dover who was recently recognized at a dinner by the National Center for Women in Information & Technology. Kathryn was one of 25 Bay Area young women to receive a recognition award for her work in a programming project for NASA last summer.
Congratulations to juniors Kevin Gao, David Ticzon, and Utsav Ahuja who were recently selected by the Scholarship Committee to represent Archbishop Mitty High School at Boy’s State, a weeklong mock-government leadership camp sponsored by the American Legion and held in Sacramento in June.
Congratulations to students in the Mitty Advocacy Project who participated in the Catholic Youth Advocacy Day in Sacramento. These students along with Mr. Accorsi, Mrs. Walker, Mr. Lavelle, and Ms. Callaway prepared for over two months to advocate on legislation to help improve conditions for the less fortunate. Their efforts help improve conditions for homeless youth, victims of human trafficking, the safety of schools, and people struggling in the Immigration process.
Set against the backdrop of the Schott Family Music Center, Jazz on the Green returns Saturday, May 4 at 4:00 p.m. Bring a picnic basket and a blanket and come hear Jazz in the AM and Kind of Blue perform in their final concert of the year. Admission is free and the forecast calls for sunshine, so don't miss out on this great event!
Congratulations to sophomore Riya Dange for placing second in the Senate at the Congress National Qualifier tournament and becoming Mitty's first ever Speech and Debate National Tournament Qualifier. Riya will be representing Archbishop Mitty high school at the National Forensics League Tournament in Birmingham Alabama in June. The Coast Forensics League made a special announcement at the Congress National Qualifier Awards Ceremony congratulating Archbishop Mitty's Speech and Debate team for it's significant milestone and growth as a program. Riya will also be competing at the California High School Speech Association State Tournament in April along with sophomores Hersh Solanki, Mahak Kumari, and Sanika Puranik.
Congratulations to junior Lindsay Carrigan for taking 8th place in Original Oratory at the California Coast National Forensics League Tournament.
Join the AMHS Department of Performing Arts for the Spring Musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The show runs March 15-16, 21-23. Tickets are available online.
Mitty Speech and Debate has qualified four students to the California State Tournament in April. Sophomores Riya Dange, Mahak Kumari, and Hersh Solanki all qualified in Congressional Debate, and sophomore Sanika Puranik qualified in Thematic Interpretation. Sophomore Manasi Patwa is 4th alternate in Impromptu to the State Tournament, and Junior Lindsay Carrigan is 3rd alternate in Oratorical Interpretation. Congratulations Mitty Speech and Debate!
Congratulations to the Speech and Debate Team for another great weekend filled with tournaments. At the Coast Forensics League Speech tournament on Saturday Lindsay Carrigan '14 made it to the semi final round in Original Oratory and placed 7th in Original Advocacy. Niki Griswold '14 made it to the semi-final round of Oratorical Interpretation, and Riya Dange '15 took 5th place in Impromptu speaking. At the Coast Forensics League Debate tournament on Sunday Maya Ruiz '15 and Robbie Gallaher '16 were finalists with a 3-1 record in Lincoln Douglas Debate, and Varun Rao '14 was undefeated with a 4-0 record in Lincoln Douglas Debate. The next four Qualifying tournaments in March are Public Forum State Quals, Lincoln Douglas State Quals, Speech State Quals, and National Quals.
Congratulations to the DECA Chapter of AMHS for advancing five team members to the International Career Development Conference to be held in Anaheim in April. DECA is a business/entrepreneurship club that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for college and careers in our global economy. DECA members prove their knowledge of business in local, state and international competitive events. Over the weekend fourteen members of our inaugural AMHS DECA team competed in written exams and role plays at the California state competition. Over 1,900 California high school students converged on the Santa Clara Convention Center for the event. Congratulations go to Amrith Mylvara '15 who advanced to ICDC in the Principles of Hospitality and Tourism event by placing second overall among seventy-seven competitors in his event and to Pei-Ling Lee '15 who advances in the Principles of Marketing event in which she placed third overall in a field of seventy-three competitors. Congratulations also go to Nivi Ahlawat '15 for securing an alternate position for ICDC by placing ninth overall in the Principles of Marketing event. Additionally, our chapter secured three places at the THRIVE Academy at ICDC for achieving excellence in chapter campaigns
Congratulations to the Speech and Debate team. Sophomore Riya Dange took 2nd place at the Coast Forensics League Congress State Qualifying tournament and sophomore Mahak Kumari took 7th place. Both Riya and Mahak qualified to the State Tournament out of 60+ students from schools across the Bay Area. Also congratulations to sophomore Hersh Solanki who made it to the final round of Congress. The State Tournament is April 19-21 in Southern California. The Speech and Debate Team has tournaments for the next four weekends including more State Qualifying Tournaments for other Debate and Speech events.
Congratulations to Mitty's Mock Trial team. The Prosecution team defeated Leigh High School's Defense team to advance to the semi-final round. The Monarch's defense team will compete against Los Gatos' prosecution team Tuesday night at the Santa Clara County Court House.
Congratulations to the Mock Trial Team. For the first time in eight years, the Mock Trial team is undefeated with a 4 and 0 record. The team's most recent victory came with a defeat of Lynbrook High School by a score of 215 to 209. The team, for the seventh year in a row, has advanced to the quarterfinal round and will have its prosecution team go against Leigh High School's defense team this Thursday, February 21st, at 5 p.m. at the Santa Clara County Court House.
Congratulations to the Mock Trial team. The Prosecution Team defeated St. Francis' defense team by a score of 223 to 222. The Monarchs are currently 3 and 0. The defense team will compete against Lynbrook's Prosecution team on Tuesday evening at the Santa Clara County Courthouse.
Congratulations to the Mock Trial team. On February 5th, the prosecution team defeated Homestead High School's defense team by a score of 231 points to their 196 points. The team won again on February 7th, as the defense team defeated Gunderson High School's prosecution team. The score was 243 to 238. The Prosecution team will compete against St. Francis' defense team on Wednesday, February 13th.
Congratulations to the Jazz in the AM on their performance last Friday at the CMEA Jazz Festival. The group received a Unanimous Superior, the highest rating possible. Go Monarchs!
Congratulations to freshman Polina Edmunds who recently won the juniors division of the 2013 US National Figure Skating Championships in Omaha, Nebraska. To read the full story, please click here.
“The Madness” will take place on Friday, March 8th, beginning at 6 p.m. This event will feature artwork, dancing, competitive games, and the innovative and incredible music performance ROAR. Each class has a theme that will surround its dance, costumes, and artwork.
For the past five years, CSF members have participated in the Teens for Teens Organization’s annual drive to benefit teens throughout the Bay Area. This past December, Archbishop Mitty students organized the drive and donated over $5000 in gifts and gift cards for this program. Additionally, they gathered with other volunteers from the local community to make and distribute gift bags to Sacred Heart Community Center, the Bill Wilson Center, and EHC Lifebuilders. Thank you to all who donated or participated in this event.
Congratulations to sophomore Niveditha Ahlawat who was recently accepted into the People to People Ambassador Program as one of only 40 students across the U.S. Who will travel to Costa Rica for two weeks on a biological expedition. In Costa Rica she will study the effects of environmental changes on rainforest species and work with biological scientists from across the country.
Congratulations to freshman Siddarth Kulkarni who competed in early December in the Northern California Fall Regionals of the History Bee at Saratoga High School. His second place in the junior varsity level in that competition qualifies him for the nationals of the High School History Bee in Arlington, Virginia in April.
The Men's Varsity Basketball team goes "Prime Time" tonight, as they appear on ESPN in the Geico/ESPN High School Basketball Showcase, presented by Gatorade. The broadcast begins at 5pm local time, with the Monarchs, ranked #7 in the nation, taking on the #12 ranked Fort Bend Travis (TX) Tigers. You can read more about the game here.
Congratulations to the Women's Varsity Volleyball Team who captured their ninth state championship in their defeat of Martin Luther King, Jr. High School in the CIF Division II State Championship. For more information on the Monarchs undefeated season, please click here.
Join AMHS for an evening at Christmas in the Park in downtown San Jose on Friday, December 14th, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. While you're there, be sure to check out the AMHS Art Department decorated tree. Just another great night to be a Monarch!
Join us for Open House on Sunday, November 4th, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Campus tours, academic and co-curricular presentations, and program representatives will be available throughout the day.
Congratulations to Arjun Balasingam '14 and Ramya Balasingam '15 who were recently recognized as Regional Finalists for the prestigious Siemens Competition. Their project was considered one of the top 10 projects in the western United States, and one of the top 60 in the entire nation. The brother-sister team developed a new algorithm to minimize the power consumption of computer chips. The findings in this research, and the software Arjun and Ramya developed can be used by chip designers, who develop chips for small sensors which can be used in biomedical electronics and environmental monitoring. Their next competition, the Siemens Regional Finals, is from November 9-10 at Caltech.
Congratulations to sophomore Annie Zhang, who recently had two paintings selected to be included in American Art Awards, a world-wide online art contest judged by multiple American art galleries. No resumes are allowed, artwork is judged on visual impact alone. This year, awards were given to artists from twenty different countries.
Join the Department of Performing Arts for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying October 12-13, and 18-21. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here.
Congratulations to seniors Tausif Ahmed, Mark Bokchtein, Daniel Braginsky,
Shannon Haley, Kyle Jackson, Stephen Kwok, Jeemin Kwon, Kevin Ma,
David Mace, Payam Mirfendereski, Brian Nguyen, Nicole Panditi,
Madeleine Salah, Jasmine Tsai, Sarah Tsou, Michelle Wang, Waylan Yee,
and Andrew Yeh who have been
designated as semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Competition based
on their performance as juniors on the PSAT. Only 16,000 students out of 1.5
million entrants receive this honor.
These students represent less than 1% of all seniors in the country.
Congratulations to seniors Kristen Anaya, Catherine Callaway, Rosa Mateos, Haley Titinger, and Katrina Vokt who were recently recognized as scholars in the National Hispanic Recognition Program. They were among only 5000 students in a pool of over 253,000 who took the PSAT to be recognized as scholars in this competitive program.
Congratulations to sophomores Shayda Sales and Savannah Sherard who were recently selected as members of the Teen Interfaith Leadership Council of Santa Clara County, an organization aimed at engaging teens in interfaith dialogue, service, and leadership. They spent a week in July performing service with teens of various faiths and they now meet regularly to focus on social justice concerns in Santa Clara County such as raising minimum wage and getting healthier foods into our communities.
Congratulations to seniors Mandy McDonell and Christina Moore, junior Myha’la Herrold, and the cast of last year’s spring musical Into the Woods. Over the summer, our performing arts department was recognized by local and national organizations for their work on the stage last year. Mandy McDonell was awarded Best Supporting Actress by the San Jose Stage Top Honors awards, a group that evaluates dozens of high school musicals throughout the bay area. Myha’la Herrold and Christina Moore were both recognized by the National Youth Theater with Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress Awards for their work in Into the Woods and last year’s winter play Twelfth Night respectively. Additionally, the cast of Into the Woods was recognized as Outstanding Ensemble by the National Youth Theater awards. Congratulations to everyone involved!
Congratulations to sophomore Claire Wang who, as a member of the USA National Team for Synchronized Swimming
Team, was selected to be the team captain at the recent the Pan American
Championships, held in Cali, Columbia in September. Claire and her
teammates took on the best synchronized swimmers from nine different countries,
including teams from Canada, Mexico, and South America. When the competition
concluded on September 2nd, the US team stood atop the winner’s
podium wearing gold medals.
Join us for our annual on campus night football game this Friday, October 5th as the Monarchs take on the Bells. 4:00 p.m. JV kickoff followed by a 7:00 p.m. Varsity kickoff. Go Monarchs!
Catch the AMHS Jazz Band and Jazz Choir in action at our annual evening of Java and Jazz on Friday, September 21st, at 7:30 p.m. in the Aymar Events Center.
Congratulations to alumna Kerri Walsh-Jennings '96 and her partner Misty May-Treanor for winning their third consecutive gold medal in Olympic beach volleyball. Read more about it here.