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The Coat of Arms

The Student News Site of Menlo School

The Coat of Arms

The Student News Site of Menlo School

The Coat of Arms

Amelie Giomi

Amelie Giomi, Spread Editor

Number of years in The Coat of Arms: 2

Favorite aspect of journalism: interviewing different types of people and bringing unique stories to light

Interests outside of school: soccer, baking, spending time with my two dogs and friends
Class of 2025
All content by Amelie Giomi
Photo courtesy of Knightbook

Sophomore William Beesley Dives into Niche Sport of Underwater Hockey

Amelie Giomi, Spread Editor
May 19, 2024

Sophomore William Beesley, an avid rower and golfer, has an affinity for trying out new sports. But unlike rowing or golf, underwater hockey isn’t...

Maintenance and Grounds Supervisor Gustavo Arias. Photo courtesy of Menlo School

Unsung Heroes of the Night

Amelie Giomi, Spread Editor
May 19, 2024

Grounds Supervisor Gustavo Arias & Services Planner Nikki Myers While most Americans were celebrating New Year’s Eve or rolling off to bed as the...

Junior Clifford Palmer and sophomore Lucas Wang perform at the Terraces at Los Altos. Photo courtesy of Jen Hsia

Students Brighten up Senior Home With Music

Amelie Giomi, Spread Editor
April 30, 2024

Menlo is home to a medley of talented musicians who perform in competitions and events at Menlo, but many may not know that there are also a few who use...

Senior Ana Banchs completes a climb during Climbing Club’s first excursion at a Movement Gym on Feb. 3.

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough for Menlo Club

Amelie Giomi, Spread Editor
April 6, 2024

Every month, a group of students from all grades gather at a local rock climbing gym to indulge in their favorite thrill-seeking hobby: rock climbing....

Staff photo: Devon Schaefer

Arthi Abhyanker Shines in Senior Basketball Season

Amelie Giomi, Spread Editor
March 31, 2024

If someone had told senior Arthi Abhyanker last year that she would start on the varsity girls basketball team, play the whole game and receive the Honorable...

Staff illustration: Amber More and Tatum Herrin

Behind the Gloves & Goggles: Lab Technicians Serve as Integral Part of Menlo Science

Amelie Giomi, Spread Editor
March 31, 2024

Whether it’s dissecting a cow heart, sequencing DNA from the Biotechnology Research classroom, culturing mammalian cells in the cell culture facility...

Reid McLaughlin competes in a mountain biking race in Monterey. Photo courtesy of McLaughlin

Reid McLaughlin Pedals Around the World

Amelie Giomi, Spread Editor
March 4, 2024

Few students spend 12 hours a week pedaling alongside teammates for six consecutive days, each session lasting two to four hours. But for sophomore Reid...

Photo by Karen Xin

Senior Chloe Lee Reframes Art One Photo at a Time

Amelie Giomi, Spread Editor
January 17, 2024

Large rectangular banners line the left wall of the Creative Arts and Design Center as students enter the building from its main entrance. The banners...

Students play in the first Menlo-hosted, interscholastic chess tournament on Saturday, April 22, 2023. Staff photo: Geoffrey Franc

Chess Club To Host Second Menlo Tournament

Amelie Giomi, Spread Editor
December 3, 2023

The Menlo Chess Club is hosting its second chess tournament at Menlo on Dec. 2, 2023, from 1-4 p.m. in the West Gym. The tournament, organized by junior...

Illustration by Zach Ruwitch

Clubs, Classes Create a More Sustainable Campus

Amelie Giomi, Spread Editor
October 27, 2023

The Menlo community offers a medley of sustainability-related clubs and classes that spark the interest of many students. From the Menlo Garden Club to...

Volunteers run a booth about the history of Lindenwood, one of Athertons neighborhoods. Staff photo: Amelie Giomi

Atherton Celebrates 100 Years

Amelie Giomi, Spread Editor
October 18, 2023

100 years ago, the State of California officially incorporated several communities to create the Town of Atherton. Residents of Atherton gathered at the...

Water runoff covered part of the track for weeks during the January storms because the track doesn’t have an underground drainage system. “Of course, it would be amazing if we had everything, but it’s not realistic, and I don’t think any program has all their dream wish list,” assistant track & field coach Jake Fauver said. “You do with what you have, and Menlo has a lot more than most schools do.” Photo courtesy of Joshua Benyo Baker

Cartan Can’t Host Meets, but Is on Track for Improvements

Amelie Giomi, Spread Editor
June 3, 2023

From placing second at the Nike Indoor Nationals in the four-by-mile to finishing in 12th at the national Woodbridge Cross Country Classic, both the Menlo...

Local Guatemalan families hosted students as part of the two-week homestay in Menlo Abroad Guatemala in 2018, where students stayed overnight and ate meals with a family. “The big, big moments tend to be the moments when the host community and our students bond together and find common connections,” Peter Brown said. “Thats the reason we go.” Photo Courtesy of Peter Brown

Menlo Abroad Returns After Two-Year Hiatus

Amelie Giomi, Staff Writer
April 5, 2023

This summer, 16 select Menlo students will have the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica as part of the Menlo Abroad program, a three-week immersive travel...

Robotics leaders Marina Xanthopoulos, Kate Little and member Sophia Chen make last-minute changes to their robot after it didn’t pass inspection at The Central Valley Vex Robotics Tipping Point Tournament on Feb. 4, 2022. Photo Courtesy of Marina Xanthopoulos

Menlo Robotics Leaders Inspire Change After Pandemic Challenges

Amelie Giomi, Staff Writer
March 29, 2023

The Menlo robotics A team placed 37th out of 50 teams in the first round of state competitions on March 11, 2023. The team barely missed the top 32 cutoffs...

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