Robert Farris, Moderator for Student Government
Student Body Officers
– President: Katie Nichols (12)
– Vice President: Hailey Stephan (12)
– Treasurer: Brendan McGarrity (11)
Senior Class Officers
– Advisor: Mr. Pesce
– Representatives: Mason Flieller & Elise Fernandes
Junior Class Officers
– Advisor: Ms. Ridder
– Representatives: Marcus Franks & Maria Gallegos
Sophomore Class Officers
– Advisor: Mr. Igoe
– Representatives: John Alex Gram & Jessica Ramirez
Freshman Class Officers
– Advisor: Pending
– Representatives: Pending
The purpose of student government is to create an autonomous student body capable of fostering school spirit throughout the school year through the means of intramural competitions, running the school shop, assisting in the organizing and decorating of dances, hosting at least one major class event per quarter, and other student events throughout the year.
Sarah Tran is the moderator for National Honor Society (NHS)
President: Abby Houlihan (12)
Vice-President: Grace Knight (12)
The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization for high school students. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
Members of NHS provide tutoring services and serve as student ambassadors for various events throughout the school year.
Katherine Chandler is the moderator for Spanish Honor Society.
The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and/or Portuguese, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). The mission of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is to recognize high school achievement in Spanish and Portuguese and to promote interest in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian studies.
SHH gives students scholarship and travel opportunities.
For more information about Spanish Honor Society and membership types use the following link: SHH Student Membership Types.
Katherine Candler, Spanish Teacher
I love moderating Spanish Club because of the way that we celebrate faith and culture together. It provides the students with a place to share their language and heritage as well as learn about new traditions in Spanish-speaking countries they may not be familiar with.
Ximena Molina (’24)
Emily Salazar (’24)
Both these ladies exemplify leadership qualities such as organization, the ability to communicate clearly and in a timely manner, and–most importantly–a passion for sharing their culture!
The purpose of Spanish Club is to celebrate Hispanic culture and heritage through the lens of faith, always remembering that the Universal Church unites us and that our primary objective is to glorify God.
Spanish Club serves Machebeuf through providing opportunities to celebrate various saints’ feast days and Marian feasts. We research the background of the saint or feast day, then find ways to celebrate that are grounded in the culture the feast day comes from. For example, Our Lady of the Rosary is a huge feast day in Spain, so we celebrate by praying a rosary in Spanish and providing Spanish-style churros for the student body. We physically serve the students by providing food, hosting dances, and organizing opportunities for prayer but we also aim to educate them about each celebration by giving a brief description over the all-school announcements.
Where did you go?
– Barcelona (Park Guell, Sagrada Familia)
– Zaragoza (Our Lady of Pilar)
– Suances (beaches)
– Basque country (Bilbao, San Sebastian)
Who goes on the trip?
– Students who are in good standing academically, behaviorally, and financially are all eligible to go!
– Faculty/Staff chaperones – for the 2023 trip, 2 teachers and our chaplain chaperoned
How is the trip paid for?
– Mostly out-of-pocket for families with optional fundraising opportunities available
Will there be more opportunities for trips like this?
– Yes! The goal is to host a trip every other year but with differing locations. Southern Spain, South America, and the Caribbean are all on the table!
Sr. Rachel Marie, Math & Science Teacher
My name is Sister Rachel Marie and I am blessed to be the moderator of the Bishop Machebeuf Pro-Life Club. My favorite part about working with the students in the club is witnessing the way that they share the love for life that Jesus has poured into their hearts. Jesus is the Lord of Life and He shares the imprint and enormity of His love with each of us, which we in turn reflect in our unique way. Through my time with the students in the Pro-Life Club I am blessed to witness the boundless creativity of this love through their interactions with each other and their desire to serve the world and build a culture of life.
Katie Nichols (’24)
Hailey Stephan (’24)
Pilar Chavez (’24)
These seniors have been selected, along with a group of three juniors, to lead the club, organizing events and activities.
The purpose of the Pro-Life Club is to draw all members into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, and to give thanks and glory to God for the great gift of life that He has given us. We seek to build a culture of life here at Machebeuf that will spread through the school and that we will take with us wherever we go from here.
The Pro-Life Club serves the Machebeuf community as well as the Denver and greater Catholic Community first and foremost through prayer. The club regularly welcomes the Machebeuf community to pray the rosary and members meet monthly to join in Prayer in the Square to intercede for the end of abortion. The club seeks to spread the culture of life in the school through events such as Lemonade for Life and formation opportunities such as participating in the Into Life series.
We are also blessed as a club to lead the Machebeuf trip to the National March for Life in Washington DC each year. Over the past years we have been able to bring an average of about 50 BMHS students, faculty and staff all the way across the country to Washington DC to participate in the March. Beyond the March itself where students join with thousands of others from all over the US to March from the National Mall to the Congress Building in support of the cause of life, the students are also able to attend daily Mass, pray with religious communities in the area, attend rallies and hear speakers on pro-life topics, have fellowship with each other and visit some of our country’s historic sites. All BMHS students are welcome on the trip and all participants share in the fundraising and seeking donor support to help pay for the trip. Through the generosity of our donors and the fantastic fundraising efforts by our students, we have been able to welcome so many students and chaperones on this life-changing trip. This is one of the greatest joys of the BMHS Pro-Life Club and has been a transformative part of the high school career of so many of our students, we are so blessed to provide this opportunity and so grateful to all those whose generous donations and financial support have made the trip possible.
Mrs. Dakota Pesce is the moderator for Yearbook.