Central Coast Region
Chapter 762 – Piedmont Hills High School
Adviser Kayla Novarro
Siobhán Murphy is a student at Piedmont Hills High School in San Jose, where she is the vice-president of her CSF chapter. Her CSF activities include a pie bake, Take a Teacher to Lunch, Light the Night, Pirate Pancake Parade, and being the San Antonio Elementary School Holiday Craft Activities Coordinator for four years.
At school Siobhán is active in the National Honors Society, the Indian Club Dance Team, the school’s drama department, and the choir department. In the community she is a Girl Scout, where she earned both her Silver and Gold Awards, and has worked with the Humane Society of Silicon Valley, and 4H.
CSF Co-Adviser, Kayla Navarro, calls Siobhán “…one of the most exceptional students I’ve encountered in my career; I’ve seldom come across another who possesses her rare combination of intellect, integrity, and ingenuity. An innate sense of justice and equity seems to run through her veins, giving energy and purpose to any project she puts her efforts toward; her infectious empathy and optimistic demeanor inspires others to join in on her projects, putting power and people behind her passion. Her strengths as a leader who models and continually meets her own high expectations have made her an agent of change on campus and beyond. Long after she leaves this campus, Siobhán’s legacy will serve as a reminder of rich potential and youthful determination.”
Siobhán’s Girl Scout leader, Nancy Hidaka, explains how Siobhán has the ability to put everyone at ease and explain everything in a different was so everyone can understand and be helped or step up to help.
In her personal statement, Siobhán explains that, as a child, from donating profits from Christmas ornaments she made and sold, “From this moment, I knew I had the power to use my artistic talent for good and that began to shape my life’s mission of community service.” Describing her service projects in Girl Scouts and CSF, Siobhán concludes by saying, “Community service is something that I know will be a part of my life forever…an important pillar of my life.”
Siobhán plans to major in Animal Science at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.