Sophomore Class Officers (Class of 2021)

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Hey Class of 2021!

My name is Ian Alvarez, and I’m running for Sophomore Class Office. I’ve had the privilege of being on student council this year, and I’m super excited to continue serving you, the Class of 2021.

Throughout our freshman year, I have been able to get to know many of you, both in class and in sports or clubs. For those who don’t know me, I run on the cross-country team, and play lacrosse in the spring. In both teams, I’ve noticed a will to go on and make each other better even when things are tough. I want to bring this same spirit to our class government. I’m also on the robotics team, DECA, and in my free time lead a Boy Scout troop. These activities allow me to practice leading and serving others, as well as to compete academically and achieve goals. You can usually find me anytime during or after school, as I’m always here helping out or doing some other activity.

I do these things because they allow me to demonstrate leadership and work with others as a team, something I’ve liked doing since middle school when I joined student government. Being a officer this year, I got to plan events our class did such as going to the skate deck after PSAT testing. I remember how people enjoyed a break from school, and how I wish we’d done that more. Next year, we will. We deserve more fundraisers, projects, and class outings, and next year we’ll get it. I’m already planning more exciting events for our sophomore year, and I can’t wait to tell you about them in these next few days. I’ve seen firsthand how student government works, and I’m already familiar with who to go to to get things done.

One common factor in all the things I like doing is that I enjoy the challenge of pushing myself to do my best. I consider myself competitive, hardworking, and a team player. Our class is full of ambitious, talented people who are out to win, and I want to help you. This class deserves a strong team of class representatives that will work effectively to make our coming school year a great experience for us all. I want to be on that team.

Ian Alvarez

Dear Class of 2021,

Screen Shot 2018-05-28 at 9.14.03 AM.pngHi! I’m Michael Barron, and I am interested in being one of your student council officers for our sophomore year. Some basic stuff to know about me is: I am a runner, I love Star Wars, I love to write, and I love our class. I think that our class has the chance to be something great. Every day, I pass by the most talented, the most intelligent, the most kind, and the most passionate people that I may ever meet. When I walk into the hallway to my lockers in the morning, I become excited about getting the chance to serve you. As a student council officer this year, I was honored to be a part of something greater. Even if it was just preparing for an assembly, I was happy to share my talents with the school and with all of you. Through running, I have learned that it takes lots of hard work and dedication to improve on whatever you are attempting to accomplish. Although running for student government may not always be as thrilling as running a 5k, I care equally about both. When I am passionate about a cause, my determination is unparalleled as I strive to perform to the level of excellency that I know is required of me. I may sometimes be a huge nerd, but I can assure you that my Star Wars conspiracy theories will never distract me from my responsibilities as an officer. Duty comes first. Yet, I won’t be one of those boring leaders who perfect the delicate art of making anything they say more boring than a lecture about watching paint dry. My spontaneity will provide my actions with just enough excitement to keep school interesting. As a writer, my creative side always enjoys stealing the spotlight, so I’ll let my imagination supply the school with ideas that will make your school day something to look forward to. If you thought watching a teacher kiss a goat was fun, just wait until next year! I have experience on student council, so I am ready to take on all the challenges that will face me if you choose to elect me for your student council next year.

The one and only,

Michael Barron


Screen Shot 2018-05-28 at 9.14.12 AM.pngMy name is Molly Burns and I am in the class of 2021.  I attended Heatherwood Middle School from 6th to 8th grade. I never ran for a class office position in middle school simply because I did not have the confidence too. Murphy has opened opportunities for me to express myself and develop many qualities. It has given me the confidence to run this year, and I am beyond excited! Throughout my freshman year I tried everything I could. I participated in volleyball, track, and basketball this year. I am also a part of the club ARK (acts of random kindness). In this club we complete random acts of kindness, from a take what you need sign, to holding the door open for classmates. This club has truly showed me what it means to be kind and inclusive and I would love to implement that on student council.

Murphy is my home for the next four years and I want to be a part of everything. Being on student council would give me the opportunity to make Murphy feel like home for others. Coming to Murphy was a difficult transition as many of my friends went to another school. The kind and inclusive community at Murphy helped coming to a new school a little less difficult. I hope to keep and strengthen the cordial community here at Archbishop Murphy.

Thank you,

Molly Burns

Dear AMHS students,

Screen Shot 2018-05-28 at 9.14.20 AM.pngMy name is Bethany Carino, I’m a freshman, and I am running for student council. I hope this letter helps you get to know me a bit better. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, taking pictures, and playing sports. I would describe myself as outgoing, positive, and determined. I will always be willing to talk with everyone and be willing to listen to what you all have to say. Don’t forget that you have a voice and you are able to use it. I believe to accomplish tasks we should do it together as one. To make a difference it takes all of us. This year I was involved in orchestra, volleyball, and tennis. These activities have given me a great first year of high school experience. I decided that I wanted to be more active at Murphy my second year so here I am running for student council. I believe I can help make Murphy a second home to everyone just like it is for me. I would be grateful if you’ll consider voting for me for student council. Let’s have a great and memorable year!

Bethany Carino

Dear Students of AMHS,

Screen Shot 2018-05-28 at 9.14.27 AM.pngI am beyond thrilled to be running for student council and I’m definitely having fun with the process.  Promises are difficult to make, but I promise I will fulfill the ideas any of you may have! Some of you may not know me, so let’s get down to the basics! I am involved in the mock trial team and with my wonderful team we ended up keeping the streak going and attended state this year. Along with that, I run track and hopefully will be joining girls swim next year. I participate with the Acts of Random kindness club, the French Club and the new Health Studies Program. Also, in my free time I enjoy volunteering at Swedish Edmonds Hospital. I’m super outgoing and definitely not afraid to step out of my comfort zone! My love for leading is vast. I constantly look for opportunities to lead others. It first started in middle school when I got the chance to join student council. And now, I have just started a Sunday School class at a small parish in Seattle. Today, I am running for student council to lead this incredible class as a team effort. I am all about putting any individual first and my mind is open to all ideas while being incredibly spirited! Along with that, I will make them happen by communicating with other parts of the school. I am so excited for this upcoming year with all of you!

Elissa Elmorr

Freshman class of AMHS,

Screen Shot 2018-05-28 at 9.14.36 AM.pngI am incredibly excited to be running for your student council representative! It’s hard to believe that our freshman year is coming to an end, and before we know it, we’ll be on our way to our sophomore year. As the end of the year is fast approaching, and election week along with it, I would like to share a little bit about myself. This year I participated in many sports and extra-curricular activities. My favorite sport to play is tennis, or any racket sport for that matter. I love to run, and I participated in track this spring. I also tried to join a wide variety of clubs to broaden my skill set and experience. This year I was a part of the French Club, and even went to state in DECA and Mock Trial. Through my extra-curriculars I have had the chance to meet some incredible people and have made lasting memories. These activities gave me opportunities to challenge myself to be creative and solve problems, and I believe that these skills will translate well into student council. I have had leadership and student council experience as well. Throughout middle school, I was elected onto student council and served as the president in eighth grade. I try to always keep a positive attitude and be kind to all. In addition, I am very hardworking… and a bit of a perfectionist. I also enjoy collaborating with others and being a part of the school community. Over the years, I have found that when I am passionate about something, I put all of my energy into it and won’t stop working until my goal has been reached. In the same way, I want to make sure we have an incredible sophomore year. I have lots of ideas about how to achieve this goal, and I know you may have some as well. I am always open to your ideas and suggestions, and I can’t wait to see what sophomore year will bring!


Matthew Kenny

Dear Wildcats,

Screen Shot 2018-05-28 at 9.14.43 AM.pngHi, my name is Emily Kim and I am running to be one of your next student council members. Through my first year here at Murphy, I’ve had the chance to take opportunities that allowed me to do the things I love. Whether that’s physically competing in tennis, mentally pushing myself at Deca and Mock Trial, or doing small acts of service on campus, Murphy challenges me to be better than my everyday self.

I might seem like an “average Jane” or the “perfect student”, but really, I’m not either of those set labels. I don’t have perfect grades and I don’t enjoy being homogeneous as everybody else, what makes me different than the crowd is my enthusiasm and ambition.

I don’t settle for the given line or the easiest way out, it’s just not possible. Challenges infuriate and excite me simultaneously. Completing challenges satisfy my efforts to try and motivate me to do more than my limit. That is why I hope to be your next student class officer. No Murphy student should hesitate to share an idea, ask for help, or talk to someone because they are worried to receive the limited effort. As your class officer, I want to change that.

I can’t make any promises like having free dress every day or ending school early, but I can guarantee that your positive ideas will be heard with action and your year, will be a bit more fun.

Emily Kim

Dear student body,

Screen Shot 2018-05-28 at 9.14.51 AM.pngHello! My name is Nicole Yang. I am a freshman and I want to run for class officer for next year. For those of you who don’t really know me, I would like to introduce myself. I am a hardworking student. I work very hard in every class and do my best on every test. By doing this, I have received a good GPA this school year; which I received a GPA of 3.82 last semester and my current GPA is 3.96. My goal is to get 4.0 by the end of this semester.

I have been really involved in the school activities. I am currently in concert choir and have just finished a season with the girls golf team. I am planning to participate in both activities again next year. In my free time, I like photography, playing guitar and travelling. Since our school does not have a photography club, I hope to create one next year. I want to offer students in our school who like photography to have a chance to meet friends who share the same interest.

To qualify as a class officer, I believed they should be a good role model; Someone who is focused and follows the teacher’s direction during class. Outside of the classroom, class officers should participate in sports, the arts, volunteer, etc. which gives the student a well-rounded school life. Having these qualities, I believe I am qualified to be a class officer, helping every student have a better school life with more opportunities to meet new people and make more friends. My goal is to make every student be more loving, be involved in school activities and get closer to one another and have a joyful sophomore year.

In conclusion, I really love our school. This year is actually my first year studying in America, which has been a challenge for me. But fortunately, all of my classmates in our school have been super kind to me and I feel my teachers have truly cared about me. I am so grateful to all of you at  AMHS, who have motivated me to become a good student and do my best to make our school a better place. I truly believe that my leadership skills, personal qualities and participation at Murphy will allow me to be a great class officer! Thank you and Love you guys!!

Thank you for reading,

Nicole Yang

Hey Class of 2021!

Screen Shot 2018-05-28 at 9.15.00 AM.pngMy name is Thea Zabala, and I am running to be one of your student officers for sophomore year! \For those of you who don’t know much about me, I altar serve for class masses, play volleyball, and do Mock Trial here at Murphy. I also love calligraphy and taking notes, so I’m probably one of the best resources for a beautifully made study guide if you’re lucky to be in any of my classes.

You can find me before school talking with friends, in class with my pens and markers vigorously taking notes or nose deep into homework, or after school in the library, hanging out and talking about highlights of the school day. During the fall, you’ll see me on the volleyball court, committed to throwing myself on the ground to save a ball. In winter, you can catch me in courtroom attire and memorizing speeches before the mock trial team heads out for a scrimmage. And any day, you’ll find me laughing with my friends.

Outside of school, I have played piano for 9 years and continue to do so for my parish. I know how to solve several dimensions of Rubik’s Cubes, and have been to the Seattle Regional Spelling Bee three times representing my elementary and middle school. I can make some bomb chocolate chip banana bread muffins and traditional Filipino egg rolls called lumpia (if you haven’t tried it, you’re missing out).

I hope with this insight into my life, you can see my hard-working attitude through my schoolwork, my friendly attitude as I spend time with friends or get to know people, and committed attitude through all the activities I am involved in. As campaigning continues, I ask that you keep me in mind. Throughout the week, I will probably jump up to you and get to know you. So don’t be afraid and get to know me as well! I am always here to help – whether you need a study guide, help solving a Rubik’s Cube, or even, making some bomb chocolate chip banana bread muffins.