Two Juniors Selected as Winners in 2024 Downtown Doors Program

May 7, 2024
Juniors Lillian Su and Zoey Crisan were chosen as winners in this year’s Downtown Doors program. For the last 20 years, San Jose Downtown Foundation has utilized its Downtown Doors program to contribute to the vibrancy of downtown by adding artworks of 20 high school students to the city’s urban landscape each year. As winners, Lillian’s and Zoey’s artwork will be exhibited somewhere within our urban core. Additionally, Lillian and Zoey will be invited to an in-person ceremony where they will receive an awards package, including a year-long subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud, a cash prize for each artist, and an honorarium for AMHS art programs to continue funding classes and encouraging students to express themselves artistically. Congratulations to Lillian and Zoey, great work!

Nikethana Karthikeyan Wins Awards at Synopsys Science Fair 

April 14, 2024

Freshman Nikethana Karthikeyan presented her independent science project "E-see: A Tracking System Prototype that Forewarns Drivers About Multi-Vehicle Pile-ups" at this year's Synopsys Science Fair and was awarded both the Robby Beyers Innovative Solutions Award and the Inez M. Lechner Award. Both awards recognized her achievement with a cash prize. Congratulations, Nikethana!

Anjani Nabar Selected as a 2024 Bank of America Student Leader

April 14, 2024

Junior Anjani was selected to be one of Bank of America’s Student Leaders. This is one of Bank of America’s most distinguished programs, accepting 315 out of 7,000 applicants this year. As a student leader, Anjani will participate in an eight-week internship at a local non-profit over the summer and will travel to Washington D.C. for the Bank of America Student Leaders Summit. Congratulations, Anjani!

Mitty Speech & Debate is Heading to State! 

April 14, 2024

This past month MSD qualified 13 students to Nationals in Iowa this summer. A special congratulations to tournament champions juniors Katherine Wilcox, Keri Parker, Jayden Brown and seniors Katie Hughes, Arabella Damarillo and Tiger Javiya. Good luck to MSD as they compete in the State Tournament. While 49 members will be competing, the entire team has been hard at work all year preparing for this moment.

Senior Morgan Cheli Named to the 2024 McDonald’s All-American Game

March 9, 2024

Congratulations to Senior Morgan Cheli for being named to the 2024 McDonald’s All-American Game which will be played in Houston on April 2nd. Since 1977, McDonald’s has been investing in the future of basketball and local communities through the McDonald’s All-American Games. The games have showcased some of the nation’s best high school talent over the years, including former Monarchs Aaron Gordon and Haley Jones. Congratulations, Morgan, on achieving your dream of becoming a McDonald’s All-American player!

Monarchs Selected to Perform at California All State Music Educators Conference 

March 9, 2024

Congratulations to the following students: freshmen Eesha Iyer, Andrew Wi; sophomores Yijin Chong, Brandon Kang, Olivia Park and junior Lucas Choi for being selected to perform in Cal State Music Ensembles this past January at the California All State Music Educators Conference in Sacramento. All students spent the weekend rehearsing with musicians from around the state and represented the Monarchs well.

Robotics at Silicon Valley Regional Competition

March 9, 2024

Congratulations to the Robotics Team for recently advancing to the playoffs as the number seven seed at the Silicon Valley Regional Robotics Competition. A special congratulations to junior Corina Gaska for being one of two Dean’s List finalists at the competition.

Monarchs Place 1st in Team Sweepstakes at Cal Invitational

March 9, 2024

MSD recently competed in the Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley. Out of 223 schools (across 23 states), the Monarchs took first place in overall team sweepstakes. A special congratulations to junior Jayden Brown and senior Katie Hughes for being awarded Duo Interpretation Champions.

Men’s Soccer Wins CCS and Program’s First NorCal Championship 

March 9, 2024

On February 24th, the Men’s Soccer team beat St. Francis 2-0 behind goals from senior Jaxson Bettencourt and sophomore Isaac Castillo, and a stellar performance from goalie Alan Quintero. In a rematch with St. Francis for the NorCal title, the Monarchs came from behind in the final minute of regulation with a goal by senior Giuseppe Sigala that sent the game to overtime. The Monarchs won 4-1 by PK’s. Congratulations to our Men’s Soccer program on an historic season!

Women’s Soccer Wins Program’s First NorCal Championship

March 9, 2024

The Women’s Soccer team went on the road to Del Oro High School in Loomis for the NorCal Division I Championship. Despite rain and hail, the women’s team battled to a 0-0 tie during regulation and overtime. Sophomore Angie Cao had the decisive goal in PK’s to help lead the Monarchs to their first NorCal title in program history. Congratulations on a great season!

Praise for The Muse Literary Magazine

February 3, 2024

The National Council of Teachers of English reviewed the AMHS literary magazine in the spring of 2023 as part of the Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines contest. We are proud to announce that The Muse was awarded a certificate of “Excellence” by the Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines Program. Congratulations to all who work hard to make this magazine come together. We are so proud of your work!

MSD Earns Team Record at State Qualifier

February 3, 2024

MSD has earned a team record 109 wildcards to the state qualifying tournaments in March. A special congratulations to the following students who were awarded as a champion in their event at the most recent league tournament: freshmen Freyaa Chawla, sophomore Eliot Saglam, juniors Andrew Park, Niranjan Ashok, Sameet Das, Aarav Bavishi, Keri Parker and seniors Claire Lee, Anika Chatradhi, and Ria Sudhir

Junior Annie Buchko’s Service in Silicon Valley

February 3, 2024

Annie Buchko was one of the organizers for Silicon Valley’s Student-Led “Martin Luther King Jr. Stop The Violence Event” on January 13th. This event, intended to build on the power of our youth, features leadership training, a VIP Reception, as well as fashion and talent shows. A student-led Bay Area Violence Prevention Campaign was also initiated during the event, and donations raised from the campaign will support student-led activities in Silicon Valley. Congratulations to Annie for her dedication to this campaign, and keep up the great work in our community!

History Club Members Place and Qualify for Nationals 

January 16, 2024

History Club Members Place and Qualify for Nationals 

Members of Archbishop Mitty's History Club participated in the National History Bowl regionals on Saturday, December 9th. The Varsity team made of juniors Mahit, Samarth and Suyog stood 5th in their division. The Junior Varsity team, composed of freshmen Sudhanva and Anika and sophomores Sid and Raaghav won their division, ending with an undefeated record and 1st place in a field of 11. The next day, Mahit competed in the regional History Bee, where he became the champion of the Varsity Division. These players have qualified for Nationals of both the National History Bowl and the History Bee, which they will compete in during May 2024. Good luck to you all.

Senior Joey Child and his Team Expand upon Joey’s Toy Drive 

January 16, 2024

In 2012, at the age of seven, Joey founded a toy drive called Joey’s Toy Drive. His creative thinking has provided various opportunities to grow Joey’s Toy Drive with local businesses, schools, and communities. Joey assembled a team this year to collect toys from multiple places. Then, the team dedicated an entire day to distributing toys to approximately 3,000 families, making Christmas possible for many families this season. Congratulations to Joey and his team. Keep up the good work!

MSD Places 4th, Has Most Finalists Ever at Glenbrooks Invitational

December 12, 2023

AMHS Speech & Debate recently competed at the Glenbrooks Invitational in Chicago. The team had its most finalists ever, and out of 220 schools, our Monarchs placed 4th in Overall Individual Events Sweepstakes. Locally, MSD has earned 44 Wildcards to the State Qualifying Tournament, a special congratulations to recent league tournament champions freshman Ana Afilopai, Mia Wood, Andrew Wi, juniors Aarya Srinivasan, Aayaan Sahu, and Ansh Singhal. 

Robotics Makes Playoffs

December 8, 2023

Congratulations to the Robotics Team for making it to the playoffs as the 6th seed in the Madtown Throwdown offseason competition in November, which included a thrilling upset win against the 3rd seed. This marks the end of the 2023 season for the team, and they will now begin preparing to build a brand new robot starting in January for their competition season in March and April. Good luck to the team!

Five Monarchs Selected to Join the California Choral Directors' Association's Regional Honor Choir 

December 6, 2023

After undergoing a challenging audition process, freshman Leaf Tan, sophomore Jordan Daniher, junior Ben Schultz, and seniors Rebecca Louderback and Kevin Stovich, who are all members of Mitty's Concert Choir, were selected to be a part of the California Choral Directors' Association's Regional Honor Choir that took place last month. Ben will be going on to represent Mitty at the CCDA All-State Honor Choir in Sacramento this February. Congratulations to all of you!

ESPN Announces Coach Sue Phillips to be Inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

December 1, 2023

Coach Sue Phillips has had an incredible career as head coach of the Monarchs’ women’s basketball program. She has led the Monarchs to 789 victories, winning 25 league titles, 24 CCS championships, 15 NorCal and 6 state championships. She has also led USA Basketball teams to four gold medals in international tournaments. To honor her contributions to the lives of so many student-athletes and to the game of basketball, yesterday on ESPN it was announced that this April, Coach Phillips will be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tennessee. Congratulations to Coach Phillips on this remarkable and well-deserved honor.

Sophomore Claire Kim Takes First Place in American Protégé International Competition 2023

December 1, 2023

Sophomore Claire Kim was selected as the First Place Winner in the Flute Duet category of the prestigious American Protégé International Competition 2023. As a part of her prize, Claire has received a special invitation to perform at Carnegie Hall, showcasing her musical talents. Congratulations, Claire, for this outstanding accomplishment.

Four AMHS Seniors Honored by The Diocese of San Jose

November 15, 2023

Every year, the Diocese of San Jose hosts an event called Saints in the City, which honors high school students from different parishes and schools across the Diocese, whose exemplary way of engaging with the community speaks strongly of lived discipleship. Four out of over 30 honorees came from Archbishop Mitty High School’s Class of 2024: Aiden Francis, Camila Garcia, Dario Kuroda, and Danielle Santos. These Monarchs were acknowledged for projecting virtues that resonated with virtues in the lives of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Maria Goretti, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Theresa of Avila. We are grateful for these students' profound faith and their willingness to share with their communities!

Two Monarchs Awarded San Jose Sports Hall of Fame High School Athlete-of-the-Year

November 14, 2023

The San Jose Sports Hall of Fame annually names a male and female High School Athlete-of-the-Year. This year, both of the recipients are Monarchs: sophomore McKenna Woliczko and 2023 graduate Danny Scudero.

Senior Nilansh Ghosh Named a Semifinalist in the 2023-2024 Coca-Cola Scholars Program

November 3, 2023
Senior Nilansh Ghosh was recently selected as a semifinalist in the 2023-2024 Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Only 1,514 Semifinalists were chosen among over 100,000 applicants this year because of their outstanding leadership, academic achievements, and dedication to their community. According to Coca-Cola, being selected as a semi-finalist is “a big deal!” It means Nilansh has made it through the first stage of selection and will now continue through the process with the opportunity of becoming a Coca-Cola Scholar. Good luck to Nilansh in the coming months!

Seniors Awarded as College Board Recognition Program Scholars

October 18, 2023

Congratulations to the nine seniors who were recently identified as College Board Recognition Program Scholars. To qualify for this honor, students need to score in the top 2.5% of test takers on the PSAT during their junior year and identify as one or more of the following: Latinx, Black, or Indigenous.  Congratulations!

MSD Named Top Varsity School at the Long Beach Invitational

October 12, 2023
Congratulations to the Mitty Speech & Debate Team for placing in the Long Beach Invitational as the top Varsity School in overall Sweepstakes out of 123 schools. Congratulations to recent champions sophomore Samaira Mehta, Junior Navya Tyagali, Seniors Arabella Damarillo, Kate Nidome, and Kriti Vamshidhar. A special congratulations to sophomore Avi Gupta and junior Keri Parker for being back-to-back tournament champions. Both their Dramatic Interpretation and Informative Speaking pieces advocate for greater safety in public spaces. Best of luck to the team as they continue competition this year.

Twenty Seniors named as Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition 

October 6, 2023
Twenty Monarchs have been designated as Semifinalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Competition, based on their performance as juniors on the PSAT. Only 16,000 students out of 1.5 million entrants receive this honor. These students represent the top 1% of seniors in the country and qualify to continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships later this year. 

Congratulation to Senior Jonathan Lee Selected to Present at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

September 15, 2023

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.

Congratulations to Sophomore Olivia Park on placing in the American Protégé International Music Talent Competition

September 8, 2023

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!

Mitty Speech and Debate Places Top 20 in National Tournament

August 15, 2023

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!

Sophomore McKenna Wolizcko brings home the gold!

August 15, 2023

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

June 13, 2023

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.