Clubs

AMHS offers dozens of clubs. In addition, students are encouraged to start their own club if they do not see their area of interest on the list below.

Please choose a club from the dropdown above.

AMBASSADORS

As part of the Ambassador Team, students represent AMHS in a variety of ways including giving tours at Open House, hosting shadow visitors, and presenting at local middle schools and churches.

Students have been nominated to be an ambassador by an administrator or teacher because of their:

  • Academic Standing
  • Involvement in AMHS activities
  • Leadership Qualities

Jana James

ARK

Elianna Lucas & Anna Hogenson

 

The AMHS Cheer Squad will hold tryouts for the upcoming season in May. Check the school calendar for times. There will be a two-day mandatory learning workshop and tryouts will be held the following day. The team is open to incoming freshmen as well as current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders. Tryouts cover motions, kicks/jumps, cheers, a short dance routine, rallying and tumbling (if applicable).

2018-19

  • 1st Place Champion Chant Winners
  • 3 NCA Spirit Awards
  • Team Jump Award
  • 3 Team Leadership Awards
  • 8 All American Nominees
  • 3 All American Winners

2017-18

  • 1st Place Champion Chant Winners
  • 4 NCA Spirit Awards
  • 5 Superior Awards
  • 3 Excellence Awards
  • Team Jump Award
  • Team STUNT SAFE Award

 

Autumn Long

along@am-hs.org

Chess Team

The AMHS Chess team provides students with the opportunity to develop strategy and tactics as well as build friendships. Select students will have the opportunity to represent AMHS by competing at the JV and Varsity levels in the WESCO Chess league.

The five top-rated players compete on the Varsity Chess Team. Other ranked players have the opportunity to compete individually at the JV level. The WESCO Chess season runs from mid-November until the end of February followed by the WA State tournament for qualifying teams.

The team meets during select community periods and Tuesdays after school for practice, coaching, and administrative announcements. Home and away games for competitive players are held on Thursdays throughout the season.

Players of all grades and skill levels are invited to join us for meetings and game play or to try out for the JV or varsity teams. Protect the Bishop!

For more info email: 

Natalie Schmidt
nschmidt@am-hs.org

 

Chinese Club

Chinese club is a student-lead club based on learning about Chinese and the Chinese culture. Students learn the basic Chinese Phonetics to improve their daily conversation. and communication skills. Students in Chinese club participate in a variety of exciting activities including calligraphy writing.

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

“My motivation to start a Chinese club comes from my pride in being a Wildcat and love of the Chinese culture. I am an international student from Beijing, China and I want to bring diversity to the AMHS community. We have Chinese Spring Festival Event every year, and our goal for this event is to bring everybody in the community together.” -Yunhao Gu

Shea Meehan

Choral-Aires

Carrie Wright

Costa Rica Trip

Tom Wier

DECA

DECA is a program preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

AMHS DECA was successful at the WA DECA State Career Development Conference!

From March 2-4, 30 AMHS DECA students attended the Washington DECA State Career Development Conference in Bellevue, WA. The students had a great time presenting business ideas, networking with their peers, and exploring Bellevue. Five students earned medals and were recognized on stage in Principles of Marketing, Career Development Project, and Sales Project events. An additional 6 students will present our two school-based enterprises (SBEs) and one will compete in the Entrepreneurship Virtual Business Challenge. Next stop: Orlando, FL!

AMHS DECA is sending 11 members to the International Career Development Conference in Orlando!

From April 22-25, 12 AMHS DECA students will compete at the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, FL! The students will travel across the country to compete at the highest level. If you’d like to support the field trip with a donation, you can do so here.

Jessica Hall

Kathy Kenny

Carrie Wright

Autumn Long

Kathy Kenny

Max McLaughlin

INTO THE JUNGLE WEBSITE

ABOUT

Into the Jungle is Archbishop Murphy’s official online newspaper! With the inclusion of articles, photography, artwork and more, we work to provide a quality news magazine created by and for the AMHS community.

GOALS

Into the Jungle strives to keep the Murphy community connected online, and showcase the incredible talents here at AMHS!

CONTACT

Michael Taylor
Email: intothejungleclub@gmail.com
Instagram: @amhs_intothejungle

 

Jeremy Tadros

Our Mission

The Leaders of Change at Archbishop Murphy High School strives to empower, educate, and enlighten the Archbishop Murphy community with diverse perspectives and experiences with the student voice. Whether differences be racial, social, economical, spiritual, or familial, we support conversation and action on social justice and communal change when brought together for a common good in a safe space. Our goal is to continue to strive for transformational education and cultural experiences that are possible through catholic education and community. Curriculum topics and experiences built around:

  • Community Service & Impact
  • Leadership, Modeling, and Mentorship
  • Time Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Responsibility & Acceptance
  • Perspectives on Current Events
  • Public Speaking
  • Building Positive Group Dynamics
  • Career Advancement and Professional Development
  • Life Skills – situational trainings
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing

Our Goals

  • Improve Overall Feelings of self confidence, identity, acceptance, place, and value on the campus of AMHS
  • Improve overall GPA
  • Reduce Absenteeism
  • Improve opportunities after graduation
  • Support students of familial need outside of the home
  • Reduce overall disciplinary actions
  • Introduce positive peer to peer mediation and conflict resolution
  • Raise awareness of diversity on campus
  • Raise Awareness of resources (mentorship, authority, counselors) on campus

Club Guidelines

During these meetings, we will uphold these standards during all conversations:

  • NO CELL PHONES
    • Please keep in pockets unless directed to utilize. NO SOCIAL MEDIA! If a student needs to take a break, they may do so with an adult outside.
  • THIS IS A BRAVE SPACE
    • What is said in here, STAYS IN HERE!
  • ASSUME THE BEST
    • Let thoughts and words form, change, and create (BE PATIENT!)
  • SPEAK TO THE EXAMPLE & GENERALITIES
    • You do NOT have to share personal stories if you do not want to (positive or negative)
  • EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THEIR MIND
    • Nothing is permanent nor finished… we are always working to move forward

Contact

Jordan James

Dane Stringfellow

Alix Ericksen

Lisa Latta

MOCK TRIAL

FRESHMEN SUMMER CAMP

Please note, the camp runs from Monday, June 19 – Thursday, June 22 with the final day at the Snohomish Courthouse on Friday, June 23.

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP

EMPIRE CHICAGO

AWARDS

2021: 13th Place State Finish
2020: State Qualifier
2019: 14th Place
2018 -18th Place State Finish
2017- 4th Place State Finish
2016 – 3rd Place State Finish
2015 – 7th and 8th Place State Finish
2014 – 2nd Place State Finish
2013 – 3rd Place State Finish
2012 – 18th Place State Finish
2011- 3rd Place State Finish
2010 – 6th Place State Finish

HISTORY/AWARDS

AMHS MOCK TRIAL (founded in 2005)

  • 7 District Championships (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017, 2019)
  • 6 Top-6 Rankings at State Meet (5th in 2007, 6th in 2008, 6th in 2010, 3rd in 2011, 3rd in 2013, 2nd in 2014, 4th in 2017)
  • State Runner-Up in 2014, appeared in championship trial on government cable channel TVW in May, 2014
  • Competed at the American Mock Trial Invitational, North Carolina (2008)
  • Competed at the Empire Mock Trial Invitational in San Francisco (2016)
  • Received YMCA Values Award for Respect, Courtesy, and Professionalism (2011, 2013, 2015)
  • The Honorable Robert J. Bryan American Inn of Court Scholarship winners: Annie Dang (2012), Claudia Morales (2014)
  • Mock Trial Alumni competing in College Mock Trial: Jessica Elekes–Gonzaga, Amy Purdy—Notre Dame, Jake Dini—Gonzaga, Hillary Longoria—Gonzaga, Chris Damitio—UW
  • 2015: JV 7th at State, Varsity 8th at State. YMCA Values Award winners.
  • 2016: Varsity 3rd at State, JV 18th at State. Zane Carlton 2016 Inns of Court Scholarship Winner. Jessica Elekes graduates from Seattle University School of Law. Jake Dini (’11) enrolled at University of Washington School of Law.

EVENTS

MIDDLE SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION

In an impressive display of organization, presentation skills, and teamwork, 12 middle school students from schools all over Snohomish County participated in the 3rd Annual AMHS Middle School Mock Trial Camp, culminating in a full trial held at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Friday, June 21.The event was hosted by the Archbishop Murphy Mock Trial team. Judge Ken Williams presided over the trial, which was rated by AMHS mock trial coach Roger Brodniak. AMHS mock trial students Jaida Ivy, Thea Zabala, Mitch Abramson, Blake Coleman, Ashley Crawford, Andrew Davenport, and Eric Yarnot also served as raters and camp counselors. Each skillfully coached various middle school campers all week long.

The 2019 middle school mock trial camp case involved a fictitious theft prosecution of Tyler Banks, a teenager accused of stealing $3,000 from the ATM debit card and pin of her best friend’s mother. Campers were instructed in several skills during the week-long camp, including legal case theory, research and organization, presentation, thinking on your feet, team building, acting, and legal rules of evidence.

Students receiving special recognition included:

Best Witness: Ivy Gonzalez, Chloe Hogue

Best Attorney: Kathleen Joyce, Sophie St. Jacques

Honorable Mention Best Witness: Olivia Leslie

Honorable Mention Best Attorney: Elliott Montoya

Other participating students included:

Graham Cumpston, Audrey Gibson, Cady Richardson, Troy Slocum, Grayson Thomas, and Samuel Thomas

Special thanks to Judge Janice Ellis for facilitating use of courtroom space at the Snohomish County Courthouse.

The Archbishop Murphy Mock Trial Program also sponsors a middle school mock trial tournament each January. This year, St. Mary Magdalene, Immaculate Conception-Our Lady of Perpetual Help, and St. Thomas More will field teams that will compete against one another at the Snohomish County Courthouse. If you would like more information about the middle school mock trial tournament, or mock trial in general, please contact AMHS head coach Jennifer Flynn at jflynn@am-hs.org.

CONTACT

HEAD COACH

Jennifer Flynn
jflynn@am-hs.org

PHOTO GALLERY

Samantha Morales

Molly Mullen

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

The National Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in this organization since it began in 1921.

Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in activities of the NHS and NJHS. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.

Four main purposes have guided chapters of NHS from the beginning: “To create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.” (from the NHS Constitution) These purposes also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter.

NHS is sponsored and supervised by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

NHS serves the school community by providing tutoring for fellow students, help for teachers, and staffing for events.

Sophomore students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher after first semester receive an invitation letter to join our chapter. The formal Induction Ceremony is held in May.

  • Scholarship – includes a minimum 3.6 cumulative GPA and means a commitment to learning that continues when formal education has ended. Learning furnishes the lamp by which we read the past and illuminate the future.
  • Service – is defined as voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, without direct financial or material compensation to the individual performing the service. There is an expectation of service obligations once a student is selected as a member.
  • Leadership – Students demonstrate leadership qualities by seeking out and opportunities to serve our school community.
  • Character – The student of good character can be said to be one who upholds principles of morality and ethics; is cooperative and responsible; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and is a good citizen.
  1. During the spring of their sophomore year, students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.6+ after first semester are invited to join the AMHS Chapter of the National Honor Society.
  2. Induction of sophomores and any newly qualified juniors takes place in May.
  3. At the end of each school year, email letters are sent to juniors who did not submit their service hour forms. Students are asked to choose from 3 options: 1. Turn in my form this summer, 2. Do 20 hours of service my senior year, 3. Opt out of NHS.
  4. In the fall of their senior year, the adviser will meet with students who no longer meet the 3.6 GPA to discuss their options.
  5. After first semester grades are posted, cumulative GPA’s of seniors are once again reviewed. Non-qualifying students are informed that they will not be recognized as an NHS member at graduation.
  6. After first semester grades are posted, newly qualified seniors will be invited to join NHS. They will be required to perform 5 service hours before the end of the year.
  7. Senior members order graduation stoles in the spring. (Refunds will be given to any student who fails to complete service hours). Loaner stoles are available upon request.
  8. Service hours must be submitted before senior finals. (Juniors may submit forms through the end of the school year).
  9. To wear the NHS stole and be recognized at graduation, seniors must:
    • Have a 3.6+ cumulative GPA
    • Submit paperwork documenting required service hours
    • Receive approval from the Administration/Faculty regarding character
  10. Stoles are distributed as graduates line up for commencement.

Katie Campbell

 

ROBOTICS

ABOUT

The Archbishop Murphy Robotics team, “Murphy’s Law,” is a team of dedicated students who strive to achieve greater heights in the fields of mathematics, science, technology, engineering, business, and marketing. With the guidance of our mentors and coaches, the ultimate goal of our team is to create an atmosphere of professionalism, teamwork, and excitement as we prototype and build excellent robots that will compete in several VEX Robotics competitions each year. These competitions are a great way to test your skills, learn from other teams, and have fun!

On the robotics team, students will learn about:

  •       Engineering design
  •       Computer programming
  •       Electronics
  •       Teamwork
  •       Problem-solving

Benefits of joining the robotics team:

  •   Learn about the latest technologies in coding and engineering principles.
  •   Foster creative thinking, problem solving and teamwork, skills in great  demand in engineering and other STEM fields.
  •   Compete in robotics challenges and have fun!
  •   Gain valuable experience for college and future careers.

No prior experience is necessary. We will teach you everything you need to know! All you need is curiosity, patience, creativity and drive.

For more information, contact Yanira Gale at robotics4681@am-hs.org.

We are grateful for our mentors and sponsors.

  • Boeing
  • Microsoft
  • Cochran, Inc.
  • James Lea Foundation
  • AMHS Families

In addition to these, AMHS and the REC FOUNDATION provide ample support. 

Natalie Schmidt

Carrie Wright

Jordan James

Elianna Lucas & Anna Hogenson

Shea Meehan

Katie Campbell