Archbishop Mitty High School: Home of Champions

November 21, 2022

Congratulations to the fall sports teams! In the past few weeks, the field hockey team captured the CCS Championship and sophomore Evie Marheineke and junior Liam Saxton won individual WCAL Championships for the cross country team, placed second at the CCS Championships, and qualified to compete in the state championships! Good luck to the football team competing in the CCS Championships this Friday! Get tickets here.

Monarchs Named Semifinalists in National Merit Scholarship Competition

November 2, 2022

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.

Senior Nominated for Diocese of San Jose’s Saints in the City

November 2, 2022

Congratulations to senior Thi Nguyen, who was recently chosen to represent Archbishop Mitty High School at the Diocese of San Jose’s Saints in the City event this month. This honor highlights one student's commitment as a disciple in the community. Thi was selected as an honoree for expressing her faith through her parish, Campus Ministry, and the classroom. Her unapologetic faith is one that welcomes all into the community. She has led retreats, engaged in service to the community, and worked to make conversations about faith accessible for all.

Seniors Receive Youth Appreciation Awards

November 2, 2022

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!

Speech & Debate Team Off to Great Season

November 2, 2022

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.

Senior Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

November 2, 2022

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 Phillips Named to San Jose Sports Authority’s Hall of Fame

October 7, 2022

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!

2022 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Progress Report

September 21, 2022

Archbishop Mitty High School is pleased to share our 2022 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Progress Report. It is a report on the work we have done together as a school community over the last two years and features students, faculty, parents, and alumni sharing their stories of impact and hopes for our school.

Monarch Named Finalist in Young Scientist Challenge

September 10, 2022

Congratulations to freshman Samaira Mehta who was recently named a finalist for the Young Scientist Challenge, which will take place in Minneapolis in mid-October. She is one of the finalists vying for a $25,000 prize! Samaira’s project focuses on using artificial intelligence to classify and diagnose cancer. Students from across the nation submitted solutions to problems relating to health, safety, mobility, the environment, energy consumption, and the community. Read more about her work here. Good luck the rest of the way, Samaira!

Monarchs Put Faith Into Action with Immersion Trips

August 16, 2022

A total of 125 students and many faculty and staff members participated in our immersion program. Groups visited different parts of the country and world to learn about social justice issues, live simply, build community, and foster solidarity. We can’t wait to hear about their experiences and learn from the new knowledge they’ve gained! 

Good Luck to Our Monarch Competing with Team Portugal This Week!

August 16, 2022

Congratulations to junior Nathan Noronha who is overseas playing basketball in the FIBA U16 European Championship this week. Nathan was recently named one of ten players to watch in the upcoming FIBA U16 European Championship in Bulgaria. Nathan is representing Portugal – and all Monarchs! We wish him the best of luck as he continues to compete this week!

Speech and Debate Team Named One of Top in Nation

August 16, 2022

Congratulations to the Speech & Debate Team which was awarded a top 20 School of Excellence Award at the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky, this summer. A total of 16 students traveled to compete in the first in-person tournament in over two years!

Monarch Dancer Recognized on National Stage

August 16, 2022

Congratulations to senior Ava La France who competed in the Radix Dance Convention Nationals and after multiple rounds of live auditions was named one of the Top 10 senior females and one of the Top 15 seniors (male or female). Congratulations to Ava for having her exceptional talent recognized on the national stage!

Monarch Wins Scholarship in Visual Arts Competition

August 16, 2022

Junior Chloe Lou participated in the California Armenian Legislative Caucus Foundation’s Visual Arts Scholarship Competition, which focused on a theme of human interaction. Chloe’s artwork placed second in the competition, earning her
college scholarship money!

Monarchs Named All-American Swimmers

July 16, 2022

Congratulations to the six Monarchs on the swim team who were named All-Americans this month: rising junior Eunice Lee and recently graduated seniors Luna Balbuena, Anthony Sebastian, Stephanie Sifferman, Sierra Thomas, and Ariana Yeh. Congratulations, Monarchs!

Monarchs to Compete in FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup This Month!

July 2, 2022

Congratulations to rising junior Morgan Cheli who was selected as one of just 12 members of the USA Basketball Women’s U17 Team this summer. She joins Monarch Sue Phillips ’86, the AMHS women's basketball coach, who will also be head coach of the national team. These Monarchs will compete July 9th through July 17th in Debrecen, Hungary. Go Monarchs! Read more here.

Monarch Wins National Community Service Award

May 21, 2022

Congratulations to senior Sebastian Young, who received a national community service award from the United Nations Association of the United States of America and InnerView. Sebastian was recognized for his service to the community, especially for his work to help local farmworkers. Read more here

Archbishop Mitty High School: Home of the Championships

May 19, 2022

Congratulations to all the Monarchs who won NorCal, CCS, and league championships this spring! The baseball team won CCS and NorCal Championships. The swimming and diving team captured individual WCAL and CCS championships. Monarchs on the track and field team also captured several individual league titles. Finally, congratulations to the badminton team, which captured the MHAL Open Division Championship for men's doubles! Great job, Monarchs!

Watch Live Streaming Video of Graduation

May 10, 2022

Family and friends who can't attend graduation can watch live streaming video of the ceremony starting at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 28th. Subscribe to AMHS Live's Youtube Channel to get notifications before the stream starts. AMHS Live will also be providing coverage of the Baccalaureate Mass at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 27th. Congratulations Class of 2022!

Speech and Debate Team Earns Record Sweepstakes Points!

May 6, 2022
Congratulations to the speech and debate team for earning the most team sweepstakes points in school history at the state tournament last weekend! The team came in second place overall. Thank you to all our Monarchs who used their powerful voices this year to speak on important topics they are passionate about. Best of luck to the 18 Monarchs competing at the nationals in Kentucky this June!

Monarch Wins First Place at North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad

May 4, 2022

Congratulations to senior Riley Kong who placed first in the United States and second overall in the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad last month! Riley earned a spot on the USA’s team in the upcoming international olympiad. Congratulations, Riley!

Record-Breaking Number of Spring Teams Named CCS Scholastic Award Winners

April 25, 2022

Each spring, the CCS selects the top five varsity teams for each sport with the highest collective GPAs. This year, a record-breaking eight Archbishop Mitty teams took the top honors. A huge congratulations to these teams: badminton, softball, baseball, men’s volleyball, men’s tennis, women’s lacrosse, men’s lacrosse, and women’s swimming and diving. Great job, Monarchs!

Monarch's Nonprofit Recognized by NFTE World Series of Innovation

April 19, 2022

Congratulations to junior Anshul Gupta, who started a nonprofit that was named one of the top projects at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship World Series of Innovation this month. Anshul is the co-president of AUesome, a group that works to bring therapy tools and activities to children on the autism spectrum. Earlier this year, Anshul also won an international student start-up competition hosted by South by Southwest Edu in Austin, Texas. Read more here. Congratulations, Anshul!

Celebrating Title IX

April 14, 2022

This June marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX, a civil rights law known for increasing women's participation in sports at all levels. Check out this amazing 34-minute documentary about Title IX from CIF State. Recognize any familiar voices? The documentary features Coach Sue Phillips of the women's basketball program, senior Elon Butler of the softball team, senior Siena Guttadauro of the basketball team, and senior Reese Reed of the volleyball team!

Speech and Debate Team Qualifies Record Number of Monarchs to Nationals!

April 4, 2022

Last month, members of the speech and debate team competed in state and national qualifier tournaments. A total of 36 students qualified to compete at the state tournament in April.  In addition to that accomplishment, a record-breaking 17 students qualified to the national tournament, which will be held in June. 

Monarch Named Posse Foundation Scholar

April 4, 2022

Congratulations to senior Ray Kennedy was recently named a Posse Foundation Scholar, an award that offers extremely high achieving high school students a full ride to top public and private colleges across the nation. Ray chose to attend Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. Students must be nominated by their high school, demonstrate leadership on campus and in the community, and show great academic potential. Congratulations, Ray!

Monarch Wins International Competition

April 4, 2022

Congratulations to junior Anshul Gupta, who was recently invited to participate in a student start-up competition hosted by South by Southwest Edu in Austin, Texas. Anshul is the co-president of AUesome, a group that works to bring therapy tools and activities to children on the autism spectrum. Anshul’s group shared their story and were named winners of the international competition! Congratulations, Anshul!

Robotics Team Wins Innovation Award

April 4, 2022

Last month, the Robotics Team was recognized with the innovation award at the First Robotics Regional Tournament held in Monterey. The team has continued to advance its position as an award-winning leader in robotics software. Congratulations, Monarchs!

Monarchs Participate in the 2022 Synopsys Science Fair

April 4, 2022

Congratulations to Monarchs who participated in the 2022 Synopsys Science Fair last month. These Monarchs spent countless hours developing and testing their own science research topics. A special congratulations to junior Sritej Ponna, who was awarded second place by Valley Waters for his project which explored how to trace and clean oil spills in the ocean.

Monarchs Perform at Santa Cruz Jazz Festival

April 4, 2022

Congratulations to Jazz in the AM and Kind of Blue for their outstanding performances at the Santa Cruz Jazz Festival a few weeks ago. The Jazz Choir received the festival's top rating of Command Performance! Soloists from both groups,  including sophomore Connor Watson, juniors Paige Pataky and Jenna Lloyd, and seniors Shreyas Basu, Keira Biala, Aaron Tamayo, and Sara Simoni also received awards for their performances.

Freshman Uses Data Science for Good

April 4, 2022

Congratulations to freshman Krishna Narayanasamy who was recognized by the nonprofit, DIYA Research, for winning third place in a contest which encourages youth to use data science for social good. Students participating in the contest picked one of the United Nations’ sustainable goals and submitted an analysis of data on this topic.

Archbishop Mitty High School: Home of Champions

March 22, 2022

Congratulations to our five winter sports teams, which took home a combined 14 championships!  Earlier this month, the women's basketball team won the NorCal Open Division Championship. Last month, the women’s basketball and men’s soccer teams won CCS Championships. Three teams also won WCAL team championships: men’s basketball, women’s wrestling, and women’s basketball. Read more about the accomplishments of the winter sports teams here. Congratulations Monarchs!

Seniors Named National Merit Finalists

March 10, 2022

This year, 17 Monarchs were designated finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition, based on their performance as juniors on the PSAT. Congratulations to seniors Adarsh Ambati, Anousha Athreya, Anish Bhadani, Ryan Chen, Veer Doshi, Calvin Fong, Amy Gruber, Riley Kong, Noah Lee, Andre Lin, Vikram Nagapudi, Stella Park, Roman Pati, Jeshwin Prince, Anuttam Ramji, Jeremy Tow, and Richard Yang!

Musicians Take Stage at All-State Orchestra Performance

March 10, 2022

Congratulations to the six Monarchs who participated in the All-State Orchestra performance in Fresno over the Presidents Day holiday: freshman Madison Lin, sophomores Yuli Choi and Eunice Lee, and juniors Elliot Kim, Sean Lee, and Clara Schultz. Clara performed as principal cellist for the group, and Yuli was selected as the concertmaster for the weekend. Congratulations to these talented Monarch musicians!

Mitty Advocacy Project Participates in Bay Area Teach-In for Justice

March 10, 2022

Last month, the Mitty Advocacy Project participated in the Bay Area Teach-in for Justice, along with other local Catholic high schools. MAP students helped plan the one-day event which featured sessions on racial and environmental justice and immigration reform. In particular, congratulations to seniors Amy Gruber, Sebastian Young, Maria Reyes Plancarte, and Adarsh Ambati; and juniors Anya Danes, Maria George, and Ahilan Karuppusami for organizing Monarch participation in this event.

Student-Led Drive Works to End Period Poverty

March 10, 2022

Thank you to junior Chidubem Nwosu and senior Rohan Tawade, who proposed, planned, and executed this year’s student-led drive to educate and support people experiencing period poverty. Because of their efforts, the AMHS Community donated over 1,500 feminine supplies to marginalized groups. 

Monarch Haley Jones ’19 Named Pac-12 Player of the Year

March 4, 2022

Congratulations to Monarch Haley Jones ’19 who was just voted the Pac-12 Player of the Year by coaches. This year, she helped the Stanford Cardinals to a perfect, 16-0, record in the conference. As a Monarch, Haley was the No. 1 recruit in the nation and was named the National High School Player of the Year by Naismith. Haley also made history in women's sports by becoming the first female basketball player to have her signing day covered live by ESPN. Haley will be back on campus next month, hosting a camp for first through eighth Go Monarchs!

Archbishop Mitty High School: Home of Champions

February 15, 2022

Congratulations to our five winter sports teams, which took home a combined 14 championships!  Earlier this month, the women's basketball team won the NorCal Open Division Championship. Last month, the women’s basketball and men’s soccer teams won CCS Championships. Three teams also won WCAL team championships: men’s basketball, women’s wrestling, and women’s basketball. Read more about the accomplishments of the winter sports teams here. Congratulations Monarchs!

Monarch Selected as Candidate for Presidential Scholars Program

February 4, 2022

Congratulations to senior Amy Gruber, who was recently selected by the United States Department of Education as a candidate for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The program recognizes some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Candidates were selected based on their outstanding performance on either the SAT or ACT. Congratulations Amy and best of luck the rest of the way!

Speech and Debate Wins First Place in Team Sweepstakes at Martin Luther King Jr. Speech and Debate Invitational

February 4, 2022

Last month, the Archbishop Mitty Speech and Debate Team joined 115 schools from 18 states and 4 countries in competing virtually at the 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Speech and Debate Invitational, where the team earned 1st place in the team sweepstakes! A total of 109 Monarchs competed across all 17 events, with 23 students advancing to elimination rounds. Congratulations to the tournament champions: seniors Genevieve McKenzie, Alex Ali, Amy Gruber, and Justin Fusilero.

Coach Hanley Named NFHS National Coach of the Year

January 19, 2022

Congratulations to Coach Hanley, who was named the NFHS National Coach of the Year for Women’s Soccer. Coach Hanley was one of 23 coaches from across the nation recognized with this award. He was honored for his incredible 450-67 career record, which includes leading the Monarchs to 8 CCS Championships. 

Monarch Wins Excellence in Leadership Award

January 15, 2022

Junior Elizabeth Yang was granted the 2021 Excellence in Leadership Award by the nonprofit Rise & Shine Youth Leadership, which cultivates the skills of future leaders and helps the community through service projects. Congratulations, Elizabeth!

Monarch Wins Diocese’s Kecharitomene Award

December 3, 2021

Congratulations to senior Sebastian Young, who won the Diocese’s prestigious Kecharitomene Award for carrying the torch of discipleship with fearless faith, enduring hope, and bountiful charity. Last month, Sebastian received the award and shared a reflection on the lessons he learned about putting his faith into action for the service of those in need, particularly the migrant farming community.

Monarch Publishes Research Paper as First Author

December 3, 2021

Last month, senior Abhay Kopardekar’s research paper was accepted to a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal called the “International Journal of Sport and Society.” Abhay is the first author and principal investigator of this paper, a prestigious accomplishment in the academic community at any age — and one that is particularly unusual to achieve while still in high school. To write his paper, Abhay spent eight hours each week for two years analyzing more than 2,000 NFL games and exploring the impact of circadian disruption due to travel on a team’s performance.

Monarch Named Semifinalist in Coca-Cola Scholars Program

December 3, 2021

Congratulations to senior Anusha Athreya for being named a semifinalist in the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. This prestigious program recognizes students for their outstanding leadership, academic achievements, and dedication to their community. This year, only 2% of more than 68,000 applicants were selected as semifinalists. The final round of the program will result in 150 students from across the country receiving $20,000 scholarships.

Coach Sue Phillips Receives Inaugural Wooden Legacy Award

December 3, 2021

Congratulations to Coach Sue Phillips, the head coach of the varsity women’s basketball team, who won the inaugural Wooden Legacy Award last month. This award recognizes Coach Phillips for excellence in the classroom and on the court. Congratulations Coach Phillips!

Speech and Debate Team Competes in the Glenbrooks Invitational

December 3, 2021

Last month, the Mitty Speech & Debate Team competed virtually at the Glenbrooks Invitational. Out of 2,000 students from 270 schools, senior Caitlin Bergevin advanced to the semifinal round of Congressional Debate. In her rounds, she tackled topics ranging from revitalizing rural US economies to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. Congratulations also go to sophomore Callie Watson who advanced to the final round of Dramatic Interpretation, presenting her powerful performance from the memoir “Know My Name” by Chanel Miller. Both phenomenal finishes have earned these competitors a bid to the Tournament of Champions next spring. Best of luck to the entire team as its 100+ members compete this weekend at league tournaments, sharing their own unique subjects and stories. 

Women's Volleyball Wins NorCal Open Division Championship

November 19, 2021

Congratulations to the women's volleyball team, which won the NorCal Open Division Championship! This is the program's 19th title. This year, the team also swept WCAL and CCS Championships. Congratulations, Monarchs!

Spirit Week Food Drive a Success!

November 4, 2021

Thank you, Monarchs for making the Spirit Week Food Drive a huge success! In one week, the school raised $10,450 for Harvest Food Pack. That is enough to purchase 41,796 healthy meals for those hungry in our valley. Thank you to everyone who took the time to raise money and share their gifts with the larger community, continuing the tradition of what it means to be a Monarch.

Speech and Debate Wins Wildcards

November 4, 2021

Last month, the Speech and Debate team competed at four tournaments and received 39 Wildcards to the State Qualifying Tournament next spring. A special congratulations to the following students who were named tournament champions in their events: sophomore Kate Nidome, juniors Sritha Bhupatiraju, Emily Vu, and Jaanya Chawla, and seniors Genevieve McKenzie, Justin Fusilero, Anousha Athreya, Anish Bhadani, Sebastian Young, Rohan Tawade, and Amy Gruber. Way to go Monarchs!