Congratulations to Jonathan on his acceptance to the 2023 IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference. His research paper, titled "Development of a Low-Cost Vibration Sensor for Structural Health Monitoring: A Case Study on the Golden Gate Bridge," will be presented in-person at MIT on October 7th, and it will be subsequently published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
Olivia is an accomplished flutist and took second place in the American Protégé International Music Talent Competition last fall, granting her the amazing opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall this past summer. Olivia also performed as part of the Philadelphia International Music Festival where she performed the “Fantasy for Flute and Piano”. Congratulations Olivia!
This past summer at the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona MSD placed top 20 in speech and top 40 in debate out of 2,000 schools. Recent graduate Sritha Bhupatiraju placed 2nd in Humorous Interpretation and Senior Sashank Balusu placed 6th in Congressional Debate, and was awarded the Top Presiding Officer. Congratulations to all team members!
Congratulations to sophomore McKenna Woliczko, who helped lead the USA women’s basketball team to a U16 gold medal at the FIBA Americas championship this summer in Mexico. McKenna was named to the all tournament team for her performance in the tournament, including an impressive 14 point, 9 rebound game in the gold medal game win over Canada.
Congratulations to Monarch alumnus Aaron Gordon who helped the Denver Nuggets win their first ever NBA championship last night. Aaron is in his third year with the Nuggets and played an integral role in helping lead the team to a championship. Known as an incredible defender, Gordon was the primary defender of multiple NBA superstars throughout the playoffs. As a Monarch, Gordon led the men's basketball team to four CCS, three NorCal and two state championsips.
Each year, several Archbishop Mitty students compete in the American Chemical Society’s Chemistry Olympiad local section exam. More than 200 students in the Silicon Valley section competed this year. Based on his exceptional score on the local exam, junior Jonathan Yu was selected as one of only 13 students in the Silicon Valley Section (and 1600 students nationwide) to advance to the national round of the Chemistry Olympiad competition held recently at Santa Clara University.
Freshman Bryan Chen was chosen out of 260,000 works from across the country to accept a Gold Medal Award for his short story, placing him within the top 1% of all submissions. Since 1923, the Awards have celebrated teen artists and writers from across the country, including notables, such as Tschabalala Self, Stephen King, Kay WalkingStick, Charles White, Joyce Carol Oates, and Andy Warhol—all of whom won Scholastic Awards when they were teens. Congratulations Bryan!
Congratulations to Freshman Varini Kadakia, Sophomore Aarav Sharma, and Junior Tebin Kim for their Honorable Mention recognition at this year's Synopsys Silicon Valley Science and Technology Championship.These three Monarchs were recognized for their independent research projects in the Physical Science and Engineering and Biological Science and Engineering Categories. Congratulations!
Junior Adelina Chau’s article, “Hybrid Quantum-Classical Generative Adversarial Network for Synthesizing Chemically Feasible Molecules”, was recently published in the Journal of Emerging Investigators. Adelina was also selected as one of 400 recipients of the 2023 National Award for Aspirations in Computing by the National Center for Women & Information Technology.
This month MSD competed at both the Stanford and UC Berkeley Invitationals. Congratulations to those students who advanced to the final rounds in their events and a special congratulations to junior Kate Nidome for becoming Humorous Interp Champion.
More than 100 members of the team will compete starting today and continuing through this weekend for a chance to qualify to the State Championships in April.
Freshman Bryan Chen was selected as a Gold Key Recipient for Writopia Lab's Bay Area Writing Awards for his short story "5 Fish Walk into a Barn." Out of 2,965 works. Bryan's work was selected by a panel of literary professionals. He is 1 of 190 students from across the Bay Area being honored as having "the most accomplished works."
Congratulations to these 25 seniors for their selection as National Merit Finalists. Out of 16,000 semifinalists, these students met the requirements to advance to Finalist standing in the competition and will be considered for National Merit Scholarship awards in the near future.
Seniors Zoe Phoenix and Marta Ruiz were selected as California Scholarship Federation (CSF) Central Coast Region finalists for the 2022-23 Seymour Memorial Award. As finalists, Marta and Zoe each will receive a $2,000 award and will participate in a group interview with the other eight finalists. One finalist will be selected as the Central Coast Region Seymour Memorial Award Recipient and will receive an additional $3,000 at the awards ceremony.
Congratulation to Freshmen Ryan Kim who won 1st place at the 2022 Paris Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition and received an invitation to the award ceremony in December at the Amphitheatre of Philharmonie de Paris.
Isabella Esler '22 has been named the lead actress in the Broadway National Tour of "Beetlejuice," which runs through the end of December in San Francisco! Read more about Isabella's journey from the stage at Archbishop Mitty High School all the way to Broadway in The Mercury News.
Junior Joey Childs has been gathering toys for boys and girls of all ages for Christmas since he was six years old. This year, his efforts brought in more than 5,000 gifts to help make the holidays a little brighter for families who live in poverty, have been the victims of natural disasters, or need a helping hand in Santa Clara County. Learn more about Joey's work with Toys for Tots in this story by KTVU.
In the words of this year's liturgical theme song, we're Calling All Monarchs To Be One, and give the gift of education this holiday season. Your gifts — both large and small — make an Archbishop Mitty education accessible to everyone.
Congratulations to the 25 Monarchs who were named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition! Only 16,000 students out of 1.5 million entrants receive this honor. These Monarchs represent the top 1% of seniors in the country and qualify to continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships later this year.
Congratulations to seniors Thi Nguyen and Naomi Lahner and junior Lavinia Greborio, who were recently nominated by their parish or school to attend the Diocese of San Jose’s Saints in the City event in November. This honor highlights a student's commitment as a disciple in the community.
Congratulations to seniors Chidubem Nwosu and Marcus Mata, who were selected to receive a Youth Appreciation Award from the De Anza Optimist Club of Cupertino. They were selected for their outstanding dedication to service both inside and outside of school. They will receive awards later this month in appreciation of their commitment to service, and all that they do to make a positive difference in the world!
The Archbishop Mitty Speech and Debate Team just started competing in their first league tournaments of the season! Congratulations to sophomore Navya Tyagali for being undefeated in Lincoln Douglas Debate, and seniors Shefali Bharadwaj and Riti Dey for being undefeated in Parliamentary Debate. They each received a wildcard, or automatic entry, to the State Qualifying Tournament.
Congratulations to senior Kyle Lee, who recently received the President's Volunteer Service Award for completing 250 hours of service, above and beyond his participation in the ECJ California Immersion Trip, last year. In recognition of his achievement, he received a certificate and letter from the White House signed by President Biden.
Coach Sue Phillips was named an inductee to the San Jose Sports Authority Hall of Fame and will be honored in November at a special ceremony at the SAP Center. Her many accomplishments over the years include being named National Coach of the Year by the WBCA, Naismith, and Gatorade, as well as coaching Team USA to four gold medals! Coach Phillips is also a Monarch, who played three sports while a student on campus and went on to play softball collegiately at Northwestern University before returning to campus as our head women’s basketball coach. Congratulations, Coach Phillips!