Due to the ever changing landscape of the current health crisis, we have made the decision to postpone our online auction event. We respect that our community’s focus is elsewhere and we do not want our event to divert your attention. Our online auction will take place at a later date once things settle down. As always, we appreciate your flexibility and support of AMHS.
Congratulations to senior Kritika Yerrapotu, who recently won the San Jose Lions Club Student Speaker Contest and will advance to the next level of competition. This year, the speech topic was “Homelessness in California: What is the Solution?” Congratulations, and best of luck in the next round of competition.
Congratulations to sophomore Riley Kong who was selected from a pool of 475 students to play piano at the Junior Bach Festival this month. Riley is being recognized for showing incredible musical maturity and skill.
Congratulations to the eight excellent mathematics students who took the national AMC Exam in February and qualified for the next round of competition, a three-hour test with 15 questions called the American Invitational Mathematics Exam which will be held later this month. Freshman Stewart Kwok, sophomores Karthik Iyer and Archish Ray, juniors Rachel Ryu, Issac Li, and Richard Wu, and seniors Shravan Parigi and Annika Sy qualified for the next exam. A special congratulations to Richard and Karthik, who scored among the top 1 percent of test takers in the first round of competition.
Congratulations to the Archbishop Mitty Speech and Debate Team for qualifying 45 Monarchs — the highest number of students in program history at this point in the competition season — to the State Championship in April. Good luck the rest of the way!
This year, Monarchs participating in MAP received an unprecedented invitation to testify on the Sacramento Senate floor about policies that could halt the alarming rise in hate crimes in our state. Juniors Priyanka Joshi, Irene Park, Raunak Dua, and Ishir Vaidyanath and seniors Kristie Park and Arushi Lahiri spoke before the assembled lawmakers. Thank you MAP for being a voice for the oppressed in the halls of power.
Congratulations on placing 1st out of 85 schools from across the nation for the 5th year in a row at the Martin Luther King Junior Invitational. A special congratulations to juniors Mohul Aggarwal and Aalok Patwa for becoming Policy Debate Champions, and senior Madurya Suresh for winning Humorous Interpretation, Original Prose and Poetry, and the prestigious tri-athlete award.
The men's basketball team retired the jersey of Orlando Magic player and Monarch Aaron Gordon '13 during halftime at their home game against St. Ignatius on January 17th in the Fien Gym. As a Monarch, Aaron helped lead the team to three league championships, four CCS Championships, and two state titles. Read more about this Monarch in The Mercury News.
Congratulations to senior Saumil Thakore for being named a Coca-Cola Scholar Semifinalist. He was selected for this honor from a pool of 93,000 applicants. Saumil is being recognized for his outstanding leadership, academic achievements, and dedication to the community. Great job, Saumil!
Congratulations to sophomore Veer Doshi and junior Rayan Garg for being named runners-up in the Congressional App Challenge by Representative Ro Khanna. Each year, members of the U.S. House of Representatives run districtwide coding contests for middle and high school students. Projects are judged based on coding skills, creativity, and originality. Great job, Rayan and Veer!