Allentown Central Catholic High School began the 2018-2019 school year Aug. 27 for freshmen and Aug. 28 for all students.
Summer was full of exciting events and achievements for CCHS students.
The cheer squad saw success at the Pine Forest Competition Camp in mid-August. Their awards included first place for overall small varsity, first place for cheer routine, second place for sideline cheer and the most improved award.
A group of Allentown Central Catholic High School students started their summer with a nine-day pilgrimage to Italy.
The group, which consisted of about 40 students, chaperones, school chaplain Father Mark Searles and former chaplain Father Allen Hoffa, traveled to Florence, Assisi, Sorrento and Rome.
Tour highlights included the Uffizi Gallery and the Academy of Art in Florence; the Basilicas of St. Claire and St. Francis of Assisi in Assisi; views of the Amalfi Coast and Mount Vesuvius in Sorrento and the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Trevi Fountain in Rome.
The Allentown Central Catholic High School seniors celebrated their last day of school May 25, where they enjoyed breakfast, shirt signing and a water balloon fight in the school parking lot.
Baccalaureate Mass was celebrated by Bishop Alfred Schlert at St. Thomas More Church, Salisbury Township, May 31. During Mass, the distinguished alumni awards were presented. Graduation was held in Rockne Hall June 1 and featured speeches by Olivia Luchetti, valedictorian and Valerie Kline, salutatorian.
The 2018 Allentown Central Catholic High School Baccalaureate Mass will be held 7 p.m. May 31 at St. Thomas More in Allentown. Graduation will be held 7 p.m. June 1 in Rockne Hall. Admission to both events is by ticket only. See acchs.info/graduation-information for more information.
As part of Earth Day celebrations, the Allentown Central Catholic High School Ecology Club volunteered with the Friends of Allentown Organization to aid in cleaning up the grounds along the Jordan Creek April 29. The club is led by Gerard Caprio and Tom Shive.
Spring remains a busy and productive time for students at Allentown Central Catholic High School.
The Biology Olympics team placed second in the Biology Bowl at Cedar Crest College April 13. Junior Sydni Ernst took third in the medical biology and physiology individual event. Other team members included seniors Andrew Buck and Snow Du and juniors Vinny Bet and Anthony Wilson.
Tickets for Central Catholic’s spring musical “Disaster!” are now on sale. In the show, 1970s tunes take center stage in this side-splitting homage to classic disaster films. The show runs 7 p.m. April 5 and 6 and 2 and 7 p.m. April 7. Tickets can be purchased at acchs.info.
The Festival of Cultures, a celebration of histories, peoples and cultures, was held March 4. The event featured the food and music of Allentown Central Catholic High School students’ diverse backgrounds.
Tickets for Allentown Central Catholic High School’s spring musical Disaster! are now on sale. In the show, 1970s tunes take center stage in this homage to classic disaster films. The show runs 7 p.m. April 5, 6 and 7 and 2 p.m. April 7. Tickets can be purchased at acchs.info.
Allentown Central Catholic High School basketball continues to have success this season. Both the boys and girls teams won during the first round of leagues Feb. 12, with a 64-48 Viking win over Northampton and a 46-34 Vikette victory over Nazareth. The teams then advanced to the semifinals Feb. 14, where they played back-to-back at Liberty. During the double-header, the Vikettes beat Freedom 49-32 and the Vikings won against East Stroudsburg South with a score of 54-51. Both teams played in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference championship Feb. 16.