The women's varsity volleyball team beat St. Francis-Sacramento 3-0 last week and advanced to the NorCal Semifinals this week. The Monarchs will host St. Ignatius for the NorCal Semifinals at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21st, in the Fien Gymnasium, with the winner of that game going on to the NorCal Championship game on Saturday. If the Monarchs win, the game will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Fien Gymnasium. The Monarchs are currently ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 4 in the nation by MaxPreps. Congratulations, Monarchs!
Congratulations to the Speech and Debate Team for starting their season with a very successful performance at the Long Beach Invitational, where the team placed first out of 140 school. During the past month, these Monarchs have earned more than 100 medals. Great job, Monarchs!
Congratulations to seniors Daisy Lee and Joshua Isaacs for being selected as recipients of the Optimist Youth Appreciation Award. These Monarchs were recognized for their involvement in service to their school and wider community.
Congratulations to senior Katherine Rejer, who will be recognized at the Diocese of San Jose’s third annual Saints in the City awards banquet this month. Katherine is being recognized for her incredible dedication to service and leadership, which stems from her strong faith. The award celebrates students who have carried the torch of discipleship with fearless faith, enduring hope, and bountiful charity.
More than a dozen Monarchs have been named scholars in the National Hispanic Recognition Program. Congratulations to these Monarchs, who were selected as the top 5,000 students in a pool of more than a quarter of a million applicants: Louis Coffin, Olivia Cunningham, Jim Falcone, Sebastian Gerate, Ella Garfunkel, Steven Howell, Ashton Jimenez, Supna Kapoor, Jolie Leung, Elizabeth Mau, Olivia Monroy, Lucy Nino, Julia Queiroz, Samantha Townzen, and Maria Elena Yero. Congratulations, Monarchs!
Congratulations to the Monarchs, who were designated as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition this month. Out of 1.5 million entrants, these seniors were named among the top 1 percent in the nation and qualify to continue in competition for National Merit Scholarships this school year: Thomas Butler, Nathalie Co, Emily Genevriere, Derek Jones, William Ju, Andrew Kang, Amelia Kinsella, Aleksander Kozminski, Brenton Law, Daisy Lee, Nichole Lim, Danielle Matlock, Elizabeth Mau, Gabriel Meza, Liam Olsen, Druv Pai, Timothy Simka, Teja Veeramacheneni, and Rithvik Vobbilisetty. Great job, Monarchs!
Congratulations to the varsity women’s swim team, which was recently named one of the top ten programs in the nation. This prestigious ranking was announced in the September edition of Swimming World Magazine. Great job, Monarchs!
Congratulations to the AMHS Performing Arts Department for winning eight National Youth Theater awards for shows performed last school year. Les Miserables was awarded outstanding musical, the cast of Peter and the Starcatcher won best ensemble, and senior Jack Bloome won best supporting actor for his performance as Javert in Les Miserables. Congratulations, Monarchs!
This summer, AMHS hosted the Romero Leadership Institute and the I AM Camp, which give high-achieving Latino and African American students a chance to deepen their cultural identity and explore opportunities in higher education. A huge thank you to the Monarch student-leaders who helped make these programs possible. Thanks, Monarchs!
Congratulations to Myha'la Herrold '14 on her upcoming debut as Nabulungi in the national tour of "The Book of Mormon." Catch her on stage when the show comes to San Jose this summer from July 11-23. Read more about this Monarch in The Mercury News.