Last month, members of the Model United Nations Club won awards at the Santa Clara Valley Model United Nations conference. Freshman Atman Shah and sophomore Anya Danes won both the excellent research and the outstanding delegate awards in the United Nations Delegate Programme committee. In addition to this, seniors Nick Meeker and Anthony Zito won the excellent research award in the NATO committee. Congratulations, Monarchs!
Thank you to junior Sebastian Young for organizing the Con Bondad Farmworker Family Drive. With the support of Campus Ministry, MAP, and LSU, Sebastian’s idea of a drive to support an underserved and underappreciated community became a reality — and a success! Thanks to the generous giving of all of you, and Monarchs everywhere, families will have the supplies they need this winter.
Congratulations to the Monarchs who signed national letters of intent to continue their athletic careers in college. These student athletes have excelled academically and athletically and gained entrance to some of the most prestigious universities in the nation. Congratulations to: Alexa Arancio, who will play soccer for the University of California, Davis; Stefani Beisel, who will swim for the University of Arizona; Brian Chong, who will play tennis for Brown University; and Adam Wesson, who will dive for Harvard University. We look forward to watching you compete at the next level!
Congratulations to the 19 Monarchs who were named National Merit Finalists this month. Seniors Akhilesh Balasingam, Emma Barbazette, Nishita Belur, Ashwath Bhupatiraju, Nathan Chou, Gemma Gallaher, Shreya Gupta, Jessica Hsu, Tiffanie Huang, Ruwani Jayasekara, Natasha Lal, Wonjin Lee, Isaac Li, Nikhil Murthy, Aalok Patwa, Ojas Vashishtha, Lucas Wheeler, Richard Wu, and Jeremy Yu were all named finalists. These Monarchs were recognized for their high scores on the reading, writing, and math sections of the PSAT.
Congratulations to the Monarchs who were recently selected to participate in the California All-State Choir. These Monarchs were selected from talented applicants from across the state. Members of the All-State Choir include sophomores Jenna Lloyd and Enya Liu; juniors Shreyas Basu and Keira Biala; and senior Mariana Camara. Congratulations, Monarchs!
The Mitty Speech and Debate Team won first place sweepstakes at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Invitational last month for the sixth year in a row! A special congratulations to tournament champions seniors Sydnie Domingue and Drake Som for taking first place in their events. Congratulations also go to senior Raunak Dua for qualifying to the Tournament of Champions in Lincoln Douglas Debate. Best of luck to the entire team as they head into State Qualifications Season!
Congratulations to the Monarchs who were recently selected to participate in the California All-State Instrumental Ensemble. These Monarchs were selected from talented applicants from across the state. Members of the All-State Instrumental Ensemble include freshmen Eunice Lee and Yuli Choi; sophomores Alicia Lee, Ryan Ryu, Elliott Kim, Sean Lee, and Clara Schultz; and juniors Jessica Taddeo and Jennifer Li.
Congratulations to the two dozen MAP members who participated in legislative advocacy meetings with California Assembly Member Ash Kalra and California State Senator Bob Weickowski this past month. Their policy proposals on environmental justice education, gun violence intervention, and non-police responses to mental health crises were met with support from these lawmakers, who plan to advance legislation on the basis of these students’ concerns.
Congratulations to senior Akhilesh Balasingam, who was named a finalist in the Regeneron Science Talent Search. He is one of 40 finalists in the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition for high school students. Congratulations, Akhilesh
Seniors Ishir Vaidyanath and Siddharth Manchkanti were recently named Coca-Cola Scholarship Semifinalists. They were selected from a group of almost 100,000 applicants from across the country for consideration for this prestigious scholarship. Seniors ultimately named Coca-Cola Scholars receive $20,000 each in college scholarships. Good luck, Ishir and Siddharth!