Junior Class Candidates

Screen Shot 2019-05-17 at 11.43.12 AM.pngHey Wildcats,

My name is Leah Sarles, I am running to be a sophomore student council officer for the 2019-2020 school year.

Let me first introduce myself. I’m currently a sophomore at AMHS. You might see me around watching football games, playing cello too early in the morning, or working hard in class. At AMHS, I participate in Orchestra (playing cello), Chess club (Treasurer), Ambassadors, and Deca, and outside of school I participate in a competitive dance team. This year I want to fully be at AMHS and I would love to do that by being a student council officer. Junior year may and probably will be a lot of work but I want to work my hardest to help the class find excitement and motivation for this upcoming year.

This is my second year at Archbishop Murphy and I am still trying to better find my place in this school. High School is difficult: socially trying to maintain good friends who support you, and mentally working to get all your homework in on time. It’s not easy! I want to be a person people can feel comfortable talking to, and someone people feel like they can rely on. I will try to make communication of events or opportunities better. I want to better understand students in our sophomore class and adapt what I know to help the class succeed. As much as high school feels like it’s just work, there are many fun things we can do to make it better. As a student council officer, I want to be the voice of our class and make the next year the way you would want it to be.

I love getting to know student body and if you don’t know me I would look forward to meeting you! I would be ecstatic if I were to be your sophomore student council officer and let’s try to make the class of 2021 the best class yet.

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         Hi! My name is Kevin Xu, I have been an international student here at AMHS since my freshman year. I was born in Wuhan, China, one of the biggest cities in China. I have many different hobbies and I especially love sports. For example, I’m a teammate on the AMHS swim and tennis teams. Last year I tried one new sport that I had never tried in China before, that’s American football. I got up at 5:00AM everyday for practice, put my full effort into football but unfortunately, I broke two bones in my left hand, and had to get two surgeries. In school, people who do not know me probably think that Kevin is a very serious person, who always pays attention during class and focuses on homework,  but those who know me believe that I’m a very outgoing person. I usually hang out with my friends during the weekend, go to mall or someone’s house, sometimes I go fishing with my friends. As a outstanding student, I have a high expectation for myself, I always show leadership in my classes, help other classmates to finish their homework, and I have great teamwork with my group projects.

        I have several motivations for running for class office next year. First is to challenge myself more with social skills and leadership and to practice how to be more open. Second, to share diversity to our school. That will add more new elements in our school  to allow more American students to understand more about about my Chinese culture. I will make sure that every students’ voice will be heard, so that I can plan more activities that everyone loves, to motivate more students, and I will put my full effort into the junior class office position. I will make sure to did my job perfectly!

        It’s my honor that I can attend this Junior class office election, so hope you guys can vote for me.

Screen Shot 2019-05-17 at 11.43.24 AM.pngHey Wildcats!

My name is Emily Kim and I am running to be your next Junior class officer! It’s only been two years attending AMHS and I’m already immersed in all it has to offer. From my passions in Varsity Tennis, DECA (props to my partner, Lydia!), the current student council, being an ambassador for Murphy, and other school activities, I try to make the most out of the AMHS experience. Fortunately for me, some of my favorite people were from Murphy. Through times of stress and existential crises, I can have a good time with people who value the same things as me every day. As your next Junior class officer, I’d love to add more events that’ll include your favorite people and hopefully create your favorite memories at Murphy too.

It’s only been two years but I plan to use my experience from the previous two years of student council to make the next year a blast Through student council, I’ve got to help invite more people to tailgates, plan a class movie night, and be more active in student life. While I can’t make any definite promises (still no free lunches, sorry!), I can say that I will be active in listening to everyone’s requests and promoting a community at AMHS. School is tough, there’s no doubt about that, so why not make the most of our experience at Murphy?

Thanks for reading, and I hope you vote for me as one of the next Junior class officers!


Emily Kim

Screen Shot 2019-05-17 at 11.43.30 AM.pngTo the Archbishop Murphy student body,

Hey guys! Michael Barron again. I know most of you probably know me already considering this is my third year running for student council, but for everyone new to our Class of 2021 family, I’d like to start off by talking a little about me. First of all, here are just some quick fun facts about me: I am have been on both the cross country and track teams for the last two years, I took part in the spring musical freshman year, I was a witness on the mock trial team this year, I am a big Star Wars fan, and I probably love pizza more than I love myself. I know many might just see me as some smart guy who loves school and excels in all his classes without even trying. In reality, I get about as frustrated with school as the average teenager and would much rather spend my time hanging out with friends or playing video games at home all day. Like many of you I assume, quite a few of my nights consist of me trying to see how much of my work I can procrastinate and then trying to complete the rest within a 2 hour time gap. Stress is as much a part of my life as anyone’s (although I have somehow been able to avoid a coffee addiction up until this point), but I still think it is important that we are able to work through our stress as a community. High school can be a real struggle sometimes, so I believe it is important that we always have a network of friends and peers to rely on. That’s why, as an ASB officer, I would see it as my responsibility to help build a stronger fellowship between all of us in this class. I know we might think that, because we’re high schoolers, we’re supposed to all be separated in our own cliques and hate anyone who doesn’t hang out with us. However, if we still have this mindset as a class, I think we might need to have a class viewing party of High School Musical (which I wouldn’t be completely opposed to) because we all really need to get our head in the game. When I look at out class, I see so many people of different backgrounds and interests, and it would be a shame if we never allowed ourselves to take advantage of that diversity. We are all different, but the one thing we all have in common is that we are Wildcats. And as a part of your student council next year, I would want to help remind all of us what being a Wildcat truly means.

Thank you and Excelsior,

Michael Barron

Screen Shot 2019-05-17 at 11.43.37 AM.pngLetter from a Wildcat to Wildcats,

 My name is Benedict Wang, and I am like you in many ways and unlike you in some. For those that I have never met or met you but still you have no idea who I am, I am a wildcat from across sea,  an international student from Nanjing, (The city name looks like Beijing, but they are not the same place) a member of Murphy swim team, Christmas play, and the wildcat who runs the badminton club. Personally, I love food, biking and listening to music. Music is a big part of who I am, even when one of my friends tells me to stop singing, I can’t. Because I love it! In conclusion, I am a wildcat just like you.

 As a wildcat, I have many good qualities. First of all, Commitment is a huge deal to me. When I first joined the wildcat family, there were so many things that I did not understand. However, I never like to fail. So, I worked harder and here I am! Secondly, I am also a person who pays attention to every little detail. Based on my observations, different wildcats may want different things, but there is one thing we are all looking for: happiness. How do we find happiness? From my perspective, every wildcat loves eating. Not to combat hunger, but also for the taste and stories behind that food. I have tried various foods and have seen thousands of smiling faces in my past. Foods’ backgrounds are also very important, some carry the family story, some food could even represent a group of people. If I am able be a member of student council, I will undoubtedly host a food festival meeting for Juniors only. Who doesn’t want to have a great meal with friends before exciting football games? Sounds great, right? Fun and delicious!

Vote for, me, Benedict Wang, a wildcat who simply wants everyone to be happy.


Benedict Wang

Screen Shot 2019-05-17 at 10.15.08 PM.pngHey Wildcats!

My name is Matthew Kenny, and I am very excited to be running as one of your junior student council officers for the 2019-2020 school year. For those of you who may not know me very well, here’s a little bit about myself. This year at AMHS, I have tried to be very active in the school community as an ambassador and on Student Council. I also participated in a variety of extra-curriculars and even went to state in DECA, Mock Trial, and Hi-Q. My favorite sport is tennis, and I enjoyed playing on the varsity tennis team this year. Through my experiences in these clubs and activities, I have gotten to know lots of other students and have made some truly incredible memories.

I have also had an amazing experience serving on Student Council this year, and I have gained many valuable skills that that I hope to carry with me. In addition, I am a very hardworking person, and I always try to keep an optimistic attitude. I want to be one of your student council officers this next school year because I want to help create a positive and unified atmosphere at AMHS. Through spirit days, assemblies, and class activities, I hope to promote school spirit and unity within our class.

We only have two years of high school left, so I want to make our time at AMHS count and create lasting memories. I am very excited about our junior year, and I have some great ideas about how we can make AMHS a more fun, spirited, and inclusive community. If you have any questions or suggestions, I am always open to your ideas and input. Thank you for reading!


Matthew Kenny

Screen Shot 2019-05-19 at 9.40.47 PM.pngHey Wildcats! Many of you know me, but if you don’t, I’m here to share a little about myself so you can make the right decision when choosing your junior student council officers for next school year. My name is Thea and I am one of your current sophomore officers. I’m also a mock trial kid and volleyball player here at Murphy. I have had the honor of representing Murphy at mock trial state and got to know a lot of you better through playing volleyball, watching football or basketball games, and planning movie night. You can find me in the ceramics room working on a project, laughing with other student council members, or at Pochi drinking taro milk tea with boba.

I am extremely excited for these next two years at Murphy. We’ve all heard that junior year is going to be the hardest, but why not also make it the most fun (aside from, obviously, senior year)?! As a student council officer next year, I am hoping plan for more class get-togethers and outside of school events. I want to build more spirit and help our class bond deeper. I know a lot of our class also likes to hang out at the beach, so I would like to do bonfires early and near the end of the school year when it gets warmer!

Those are just a few of my ideas, but I am open to what you guys want to happen. Feel free to come up to me — I am always willing to talk! I hope you got to know a little bit more about me and am totally looking forward to serving you all next year!

Screen Shot 2019-05-20 at 4.37.52 PM.pngWhat’s good sophomores, soon to be juniors:

I am more than happy to say I will be running for next year’s junior class office. The reason I want to run for class office is the leadership role I can play here at this school . I’m more than proud to say I go to archbishop Murphy and I want everyone to feel this way,I want to make a difference at this school! and community! I plan to do very big things here, such as giving the students more voice at the school, AND doing my best to make sure everyone feels comfortable at OUR school! I say “our” school because it’s true we attend this school so our voices must be heard. Opinions matter and everyone’s voice should be given the chance to be heard. I’d like to hold club meetings with students to hear what they have to say, things they like/dislike at Murphy but of course you can’t go to school and not have fun! I will continue to help make assemblies fun for students and staff, and possibly introduce pep rallies for multiple sports, more fun activities to keep our school spirit going!

Again, running for student council is very important to me because I want the best for Murphy students. Thank you for taking time to read this

If you have a doubt, find out what I’m all about. Vote for Keyshon!!!!