Congratulations to the members of Kind of Blue and Jazz in the AM for receiving command performances, the highest possible rating, at the Santa Cruz Jazz Festival last month. Senior Daniel Marella was recognized with a soloist award for his work with the Jazz in the AM. Senior Mariah Stanelle and juniors Lucas Tecson, Alyssa Perez, and Jin-Hee Lee were also recognized for their performances with Kind of Blue. Congratulations, Monarchs!
Congratulations to seniors Danning Yu, Andrew Kang, and Sheel Bhardwaj, and junior Alyssa Thomas, who recently advanced to the finals in a prestigious biology competition. These Monarchs joined six thousand students across the nation in taking the Bio-Olympiad test and scored in the top 10 percent of all test takers. Senior Druv Pai also competed in the American Chemical Society’s Chemistry Olympiad and advanced to the national round of the competition, which will be held at Las Positas College this weekend. Great job, Monarchs!
Congratulations to Derek Jones, who was named the WCAL and CCS Male Scholar Athlete of the Year. These awards recognize Derek for being a standout member of the men’s volleyball team who spent countless hours volunteering with YMCA and served as media coordinator for ASB all while maintaining an impressive 4.59 GPA. Great job, Derek!
Congratulations to junior Haley Jones, who was named the Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year for California this month. The prestigious award recognizes outstanding high school student-athletes for athletic and academic excellence as well as exemplary character. Congratulations, Haley!
Congratulations to the Royals Dance Team for taking first place with their musical theater dance “King of New York” during the New York City Dance Alliance Convention & Competition earlier this month. The team’s hip hop, jazz, and trio numbers also received gold awards. Special congratulations to these Monarchs who took home top recognitions for their solos: senior Jade Ricci earned a gold; junior Nicole Arcolino and senior Ashlyn Plant received high gold; and junior Kieran McCall and senior Pascha Hopkins earned platinum. Congratulations, Monarchs!
Congratulations to the eight Monarchs who scored among the top 5 percent in the nation on the American Mathematics Contest exam last month. Freshmen Richard Wu, Jessica Hsu, and Isaac Li; sophomore Bharat Narayanasamy; junior Anshul Zutshi; and seniors Teja Veeramacheneni, Minh-tam Doan, and Andrew Kang all scored among the top 5 percent in the nation on the exam. Teja, Andrew, Anshul, Bharat, and Richard scored in the top 1 percent in the nation and now qualify for the American Invitational Mathematics Exam later this month. Great job, Monarchs!
Congratulations to the women’s soccer team for winning the CCS Open Division Championship. The Monarchs are ranked No. 3 in the state and No. 6 in the nation, according to MaxPreps. Read more in The Mercury News. Great job, Monarchs!
Congratulations to the women’s basketball team for being named CCS Open Division Champions this weekend. The Monarchs are ranked No. 1 in the nation by MaxPreps. Read more in The Mercury News. Congratulations, Monarchs!
Kind of Blue and Jazz in the AM represented the school with Monarch pride at the Folsom Jazz Festival in January. Kind of Blue received a command performance from the judges. A special congratulations to seniors Liam Tecson and Mariah Stanelle; juniors Alyssa Perez, Lucas Tecson, and Jin-Hee Lee; and sophomores James Vaughan, Reese Agu, and Noah Robles, who received individual solo awards.
Congratulations to juniors Riya Dhoopar, Andrew Lopez, and Katherine Phan for being selected to participate in the Enterprise Leadership Conference, a three-day, business leadership conference sponsored by the San Jose Rotary Club. These three Monarchs will participate in the conference next month.