Congratulations to senior Olivia Hartnett, who was honored with a gold level U.S. Figure Skating Graduating Seniors Award. The honor recognizes the hard work of student athletes who participate in figure skating throughout high school. Selection for this award speaks to a student athlete’s commitment to succeeding in athletic and academic endeavors. Great job, Olivia!
Last month, students presented independent research at the Synopsys Science Fair. A total of 12 Monarchs received awards, including sophomores Akhilesh Balasingam and Aalok Patwa, who received first place prizes in their categories of competition. Akhilesh was invited to participate in the California State Science Fair at the end of this month.
Congratulations to the Excalibur yearbook staff, which received the National Yearbook Program of Excellence Award for the second year in a row. The award recognizes the team for creating a meaningful book for peers. The yearbook staff also recently received the grand prize at the Josten’s Bay Area Yearbook Seminar, an honor that recognizes excellence in theme creation and overall yearbook planning.
Congratulations to the seven Monarchs who participated in the American Mathematics Contest and scored high enough to move on to the prestigious, three-hour long American Invitational Mathematics Exam. Seniors Jubal John Peter and Jaron Shen scored in the top 5 percent of test takers in the nation, while freshman Riley Kong and sophomore Rachel Ryu scored in the top 2.5 percent in the nation. A special congratulations to junior Bharat Narayanasamy, who scored in the top 1 percent in the nation.
A total of 42 students from the Mitty Advocacy Project traveled to Sacramento to participate in Catholic Youth Advocacy Day in early April. These Monarchs met with 10 state lawmakers to advocate for new laws and policies. They also presented workshops on the power of youth advocacy to students from Catholic schools across the state
Congratulations to senior Haley Jones, who was named the Naismith Girls High School Player of the Year this week! The No. 1 recruit in the nation for her sport, Haley has been named the Gatorade California Girls Basketball Player of the Year and the WBCA High School Coaches' National Player of the Year. This year, Haley was the first female athlete to have her signing day broadcast live by ESPN. Earlier this year, Haley also broke the school’s scoring record, which was set 23 years ago by Olympian Kerri (Walsh '96) Jennings. Great job, Haley!
The Archbishop Mitty Speech and Debate team took first place in speech sweepstakes and second place in overall sweepstakes during the Cal Invitational last month. The team competed against schools from 24 states across the nation and seven countries. A special congratulations to junior Jasmine Yee and senior Conor Sherry for winning their events. Seniors Roshni Varma and Darya Kaviani also won the Round Robin tournament. Great job, Monarchs!
Last month, students from the Archbishop Mitty Advocacy Project met with 25th District Assemblymember Kansen Chu to advocate for mental health education in schools and infrastructure changes to prevent groundwater contamination in rural communities. The assemblymember invited these students to testify on their water quality idea during committee hearings for the state legislature in Sacramento. Congratulations students: You know you’re making an impact when lawmakers seek your advice.
In the span of four hours, the Monarchs took home CCS Open Division Championships in women’s soccer and basketball during back-to-back games held at Santa Clara University on Friday. The women’s basketball team beat Pinewood, 72-51, securing a fourth consecutive CCS title. The women’s soccer team finished their season with a 1-0 victory over St. Ignatius. Just one day later, on Saturday, the men's soccer team won the CCS Division II Championship, beating Menlo 1-0. Great job, Monarchs!
Congratulations to the men’s and women’s basketball teams, which earned WCAL Championships this month. The men’s basketball team had a 55-56 victory over Serra last Friday and seized the league title. In addition to this, the women’s basketball team took home the WCAL Championship with a perfect 10-0 league record. Great job, Monarchs!