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CONTRIBUTED PHOTOABOVE: The Allentown Central Catholic Legacy photo is taken in front of Masson Auditorium prior to graduation June 7. The picture features 2019 graduates with family members who also attended Central. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOABOVE: The Allentown Central Catholic Legacy photo is taken in front of Masson Auditorium prior to graduation June 7. The picture features 2019 graduates with family members who also attended Central.
PRESS PHOTOS BY MICHAEL FLECKThe Class of 2020 Student Council hosts a morning tailgate in the school parking lot, “The Pits,” on the students’ last day of school June 7. The tailgate celebrated the start of the class’ senior year. PRESS PHOTOS BY MICHAEL FLECKThe Class of 2020 Student Council hosts a morning tailgate in the school parking lot, “The Pits,” on the students’ last day of school June 7. The tailgate celebrated the start of the class’ senior year.
RIGHT: Seniors Abby Lienhard, Gilly Ortiz and Ryan Schanta stop for a photo after Baccalaureate Mass at St. Thomas More Parish June 6. RIGHT: Seniors Abby Lienhard, Gilly Ortiz and Ryan Schanta stop for a photo after Baccalaureate Mass at St. Thomas More Parish June 6.
Members of the Central Committee carry flags during the opening procession at Baccalaureate Mass at St. Thomas More June 6. Pictured left to right are: Vice President Natasha Kuklis, Secretary Lauren Minutella, Treasurer Josh LaRock and President Sam Vaughan. Members of the Central Committee carry flags during the opening procession at Baccalaureate Mass at St. Thomas More June 6. Pictured left to right are: Vice President Natasha Kuklis, Secretary Lauren Minutella, Treasurer Josh LaRock and President Sam Vaughan.

VIKING VOICES

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK Special to The Press in Columns

Allentown Central Catholic High School graduates 178 students

Allentown Central Catholic High School’s Baccalaureate Mass was held June 6 at St. Thomas More Parish in Allentown. Many priests from ACCHS’ feeder parishes joined chaplain Fr. Mark Searles in celebrating this mass to recognize the Class of 2019.

The Distinguished Alumni Award was presented during the evening to Greg Kelly (1979), Sheila O’Donnell (1983), and Michael Sweetana (1985).

Central Catholic’s 2019 Graduation Ceremony was held June 7 in Rockne Hall honoring 178 students. The night featured speeches from Principal Randy Rice, Valedictorian Ryan Schanta and Salutatorian Thomas Perun.

Thirty-eight academic awards were presented to the class, including the Nicholas G. Caldarelli Memorial Award and the John B. Longenhagen, M.D., FACP Memorial Award in Biological Science.

Vikette soccer is organizing a summer fundraiser. The team will be selling My Intent Bracelets with four styles to choose from: “Blessed,” “Always Faithful,” “Semper Fidelis” and “ACCHS Vikings.” The bracelets can also be ordered with custom writing (up to 14 characters). They feature brass/silver washers on a black string. To order, contact Cindy Tormann at trevcin@rcn.com.

ACCHS is now operating on summer hours. The school will be open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Editor’s Note: Michael Fleck graduated from ACCHS as a member of the Class of 2019. He will attend Pennsylvania State University this fall to study nursing.