Meet Micah Dizon. As a member of multiple sports teams over the years, she has an immense amount of #MurphyPride and shows it in every activity she participates in. She is a varsity volleyball player who has been playing for three years. Micah also participates in track & field in the spring. In addition to sports, she also has an affinity for music. She is a member of the Music Composition Club and sings at many school masses and at the AMHS Gong Show. Even with all of her extracurricular activities, Micah remains focused on her academics and was inducted into the National Honors Society. As a member of NHS, she is a tutor for other students. She represents the school as an AMHS Ambassador and enjoys having middle schoolers shadow her at school to experience a day at AMHS. Micah is an exemplary example of what it means to live in the Murphy way!
What is your favorite class and why?
My favorite class is Matteo Ricci because it’s a philosophy class! The class teaches students to think critically and although it may be tedious and complex, I love that it challenges me. Mr. Wright and Ms. Schmidt are extremely helpful and they encourage me to work hard and think outside the box. I also like to speak my mind so seminars and presentations are always my favorite.
Why did you choose to attend AMHS?
I chose to attend AMHS because of its environment and the feeling I get when I’m on campus. When I was in 6th and 7th grade, Mr. Curtis taught band at AMHS and at my old middle school. There was a program he hosted called “Wildcat Band Buddies” that I attended three times a week at AMHS. It gave me an insight into what high school would be like. I was super nervous, really shy, and scared that there were going to be intimidating high school teenagers, but I was wrong. The students were so accommodating, bright and inspirational. The moment I walked on campus and was greeted by Mr. Curtis and his band students, I immediately fell in love and felt at home at AMHS. AMHS helped to mold these students to be Christlike leaders, and I knew from the very first class that this is the place where I’d want to grow to become a leader too.
What are your future goals and aspirations after high school?
After I graduate, I hope to become a doctor. I plan on going to UW Bothell for college and I am excited to go there. I haven’t decided what kind of doctor I want to become, but I am looking into surgery or anesthesiology. Helping and healing people is the ultimate goal, and I hope that can be my reality after I graduate.
What is your favorite thing about AMHS?
My favorite thing about AMHS is its openness to all and dedication to its students. One thing that I’ve experienced at AMHS that is not often seen or heard of in other high schools is the willingness of students and faculty to have in-depth conversations on difficult subjects. Because students are able to have those types of conversations, it creates a diverse culture. My other favorite thing about AMHS is how teachers and students are always willing to help anyone who needs it. The amount of resources and support AMHS has for its students is a special quality that most people won’t find in any other high school.
How do you plan on leaving your mark on AMHS once you graduate?
I plan to leave my mark on AMHS once I graduate by being a leader. I want to be a leading example of what it is like to overcome any challenge. I hope to inspire people to work hard, be the best that they can be and to never be afraid. I also want to encourage people to be kind to others, to be accommodating to everyone, and to remember to be humble. I learned that to be a leader is not to just be confident and take pride in what you do, but it is also to serve your community. Serving my community, living out my values and being a role model to others is how I plan to leave my mark on AMHS.
Finish this sentence: “Murphy pride is…”
Being proud to wear your school colors and to always be a Wildcat!