Sophomore Jason Xu was chosen as a first place winner of the American Protégé International Concerto Competition. He will be performing in a Winners’ Recital in New York City at Carnegie Hall in the Weill Recital Hall on December 20.
Junior Jerry Lee and Sophomore Teja Veeramacheneni, were two of the 187 Archbishop Mitty students who participated in the California Mathematics League Contest. Both received a perfect score on the extremely difficult test.
The Archbishop Mitty Speech and Debate Team has had strong finishes in the last five tournaments. Accolades have included eleven tournament champions, and our first ever freshman to go undefeated in varsity debate and receive a wildcard to the State Quals in March 2016. In total, the team has earned 25 wildcards to the State Quals.
A delegation of students and faculty chaperones participated in the Ignatian Solidarity Network Teach-In in Washington D.C., November 6 -10. Archbishop Mitty students spoke on the topic: A Catholic Community Responds to Human Trafficking: Super Bowl 50. Students have been working with the South Bay Coalition against Human Trafficking to curtail the types of abuses that have taken place in previous Super Bowl host cities.
Twenty-two members of the senior class were recently names semi-finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Of the 1.5 million entrants in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program, these 22 seniors were among the 16,000 top scoring students who took the PSAT in their junior year.
Seniors Rose Bueno, Ryan Condensa, Aubrey DeHart, Arianna Mandelli, Erin Jimenez, Chiara Caraccio, Hannah Villalpando, Colin McKinnon, Giulia Travostino, and Esteban McDonald have been named Scholars in the 2015 – 16 National Hispanic Recognition Program.
Spirit Week activities concluded with the crowning of Homecoming King and Queen, seniors Tyler Trees and Ember Oania –Hopkins at the Homecoming Dance. The week included a variety of activities, dress-up days, and lots of student participation in Powder Puff football and tug-o-war. By the end of the week, the Class of 2017 accumulated enough points to win the Spirit Week trophy.