Allentown Central Catholic students finished 2018 with a Christmas performance Dec. 21, 2018. The show featured the concert band, chorus and dance team. The school concluded the performance with a Christmas sing-along.
The Viking basketball team was named Lehigh Valley Health Network 2018 Christmas Tournament Champions Dec. 28, 2018. The tournament was held in Rockne Hall.
The team defeated Freire Charter School 71-51 and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy 56-55 to be crowned the winner of the tournament.
Senior Chad Kratzer had an exceptional game, scoring 30 points.
Giving Tuesday, a day of charity to kick off the holiday season, was very successful at Allentown Central Catholic High School. The school’s donors raised $3,200 Nov. 27, more than double the total contributions from 2017.
The beginning coding class traveled to St. Joseph the Worker Nov. 29 to demonstrate “Sparki,” a robot the class has been constructing. Sparki has the ability to draw, sense an incline and navigate around a surface’s edge. It was displayed to the sixth grade students at St. Joe’s, who greatly enjoyed the presentation.
Fall open house will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at Allentown Central Catholic High School. Current and prospective families will be able to tour the school, meet teachers and students and learn about Central’s clubs and activities. Viking Christmas, which features Central spirit wear and other ACCHS gifts for sale will also be held 2 to 4 p.m. in Rockne Hall.
It has been a successful fall for Allentown Central Catholic High School sports teams.
Vikette tennis held their senior night Sept. 28 and recognized Jess Davis, Katie Gehris, Lauren Minutella, Hannah Sarmir and Katelyn Wang. Doubles partners Jess Davis and Emma Sweterlish were named Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Doubles Champions Oct. 10 during the EPC Championships. Kara Wang and Sabrina Yurconic took third in doubles.
Allentown Central Catholic High School celebrated its 2018 Homecoming during the week of Sept. 24-29.
Spirit Week was held Sept. 17-21 and featured themes such as Pajama Day, Jersey Day, Groutfit Day, Twin Day and Green and Gold Day. The week culminated in a pep rally Sept. 28, which featured performances from the varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders, the drumline, the dance team, and the mance team, a long-standing tradition in which senior boys perform a choreographed dance during the pep rally.
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.