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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by JAKE WELSKO in Columns

Book drive for Africa through Nov. 7

On the morning of Nov. 14, there will be a tour of Lehigh Career and Technical Institute.

Moravian College will hold an instant decision day at Emmaus High School 9 a.m. Nov. 22 for seniors. If interested, students should sign up at the counseling office with Mrs. Bray or Mrs. Killo.

The high school sports ImPACT Testing schedule is as follows: girls basketball Nov 6, swimming/diving Nov. 7, wrestling Nov. 11 and rifle/make-ups will be held Nov. 14. All tests will be held 3 p.m. in Rooms 375/377.


Thursday, October 31, 2019 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

ACCHS Homecoming Court selected

Happy Halloween!

Allentown Central Catholic High School Student Council held a Trunk or Treat, a safer environment for the trick or treaters where trunks of cars are used instead of going door to door, for the students of Sacred Heart School in Allentown Oct. 25.

Congratulations to the 2019 Homecoming Court: Queen Gabi Haring, Paige Egan, Emma Luchetti, Alex Manley, Cat Scott, Mary Wilson, King Christian Lipovsky, JayVian Boston, Sean Brosious, John Fenstermacher, George Hlavac and Jack Yen.


Friday, October 25, 2019 by JAKE WELSKO in Columns

Class ring orders due Oct. 23

On Oct. 23, during all lunches in the cafeteria, class ring orders will be accepted. All rings ordered on this day will be delivered before winter break. Any student interested in ordering a class ring can get forms and more information in the activities office.

Two more weeks of nail art fun will be held in the Emmaus High School Library Maker Zone. Students can make a fall fingernail with seasonal and autumnal polish colors, decals charms and creative ideas.


Friday, October 18, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Supporting the troops

The Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners and staff are holding the 14th annual Troop Support Program to collect donated items to send to township residents in the armed services who won’t be home for the holidays. To register a loved one in the holiday program, call 610-966-6924 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Donations of food, toiletry items, batteries, magazines and phone cards will be accepted at the Lower Macungie Community Center 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and 8-10 a.m. Sunday through Nov. 30.


Friday, October 18, 2019 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

ACCHS partners with DeSales University offering a dual enrollment program

Allentown Central Catholic High School is partnering with DeSales University to provide students with college credits at no cost.

ACCHS Principal Randy Rice and Father James J. Greenfield, OSFS ‘84, president of DeSales, signed the agreement Oct. 3. Students will receive college credit for courses in anatomy and physiology, forensic science, honors calculus, honors economics, honors English 4 and honors theology 4.

The Viking Nation celebrated Homecoming Oct. 12.


Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Barktoberfest Pet Fair set for Oct. 5

The 11th annual Barktoberfest Pet Fair will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at Macungie Memorial Park. Rev. Werner M. Koch of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Bethlehem will conduct a blessing of the animals 12:30 p.m. There will be dog and cat rescue groups, dog training demos and vendors selling pet related items. For more information, visit the website www.barktoberfestpetfair.com.

‘The Pajama Game’ is ACCHS spring 2020 musical

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Allentown Central Catholic High School Theater Department recently announced “The Pajama Game” will be the upcoming spring musical. There will be a variety of performances April 16-18, 2020.

Priyanka Bhashyam and Jack Yen are Central Catholic’s 2020 National Merit Scholars. Both students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students. These students demonstrate outstanding potential for academic success.

The boys and girls soccer teams are hosting a Penny War to help fundraise for the Central City Project Food Pantry.