Allentown Central Catholic High School received a school record of eight Freddy Award nominations May 11 for the spring musical “Anything Goes.” The show received nominations for outstanding costuming, choreography, chorus, production number and production by a small school. Sophomore Dylan Brown was nominated for outstanding male ensemble member for his role as Elisha J. Whitney and senior Abby Garza received two nominations, one for her solo vocal performance of “I Get a Kick Out of You” and the other for outstanding actress in a leading role.
The Central Catholic theater program presented the school’s spring musical “Anything Goes” April 20, 21 and 22. Over 70 students, cast and crew, worked for months to put on an incredible show. Four of the leading actors will represent Allentown Central Catholic High School in the opening number at the Freddy Awards May 25 on WFMZ-TV. Cast, crew and school eagerly await the nominations for the awards, which will be announced in mid-May.
Over the weekend of March 10-12 the Allentown Central Catholic High School Music Department traveled to historic American landmarks to tour and perform.
The concert band, color guard and chorus performed at both Jamestown and Yorktown, then visited colonial Williamsburg.
After leaving Virginia, the group traveled north to Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Md., the birthplace of “The Star Spangled Banner.” All those who participated in the trip had an exciting and educational experience.
The winter sports award ceremony was held March 20 as the season draws to a close. The ceremony honored all letter winners and most valuable players from swimming and diving, basketball, wrestling, and competitive cheerleading. Both boys and girls swimming dominated the 2017 season, winning both District XI team championships. Multiple individual and relay swimmers qualified for the state competition. The girls basketball team also advanced far in district playoffs, reaching the finals where they became District XI runners up, falling to Bethlehem Catholic.
The Central City Project hosted a Mardi Gras themed community dinner Feb. 28.
The menu featured homemade jambalaya, gumbo and a pork dish, as well as multiple side dishes and desserts. Allentown Central Catholic High School student volunteers served as waiters and kitchen staff, providing a formal meal for people in need in nearby center city Allentown.
A group of Allentown Central Catholic High School students had the opportunity to participate in Notre Dame High School’s Mini-THON Feb. 17 and 18. Central raised almost $2,000 to contribute to the fight against childhood cancer, the mission of THON, the annual dance marathon at Penn State University. Mini-THON’s are a way for high school students to gain experience organizing and participating in such an event.
The Allentown Central Catholic High School Dance Team traveled to New York City in early January for a weekend of Broadway experiences. The team attended the Tony award winning musicals “Aladdin” and “Cats.” The girls also had the opportunity to participate in master classes instructed by professional dancers, as well as a talk back session with the cast of “Cats.” Even a snow spell couldn’t stop the team from having a fantastic time in the city.
The CCHS Dance Team performs for both boys and girls home basketball games and is featured at every pep rally.
Students at Allentown Central Catholic High School had a very busy month of December, from sporting events to Christmas concerts to service projects.
The Central City Project held its second annual “Snack and Shop’ Dec. 21.
The National Honor Society toy drive and Central City Project clothing drive supplied hundreds of items for the homeless and needy of center city Allentown. Baked goods and hot chocolate were also provided, helping to spread the Christmas spirit to all the people who benefited from the event.
The drama club at Allentown Central Catholic High School would like to thank all those who attended “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Dec. 2 and 3. It was the final winter play for 16 seniors in the cast and crew.
The annual 40 hours school-wide retreat will be held Dec. 15 and 16. The two days will include a keynote speaker, small group sessions, Eucharistic adoration and a mass with Bishop Barres. Students will be dismissed 1 p.m. Dec. 16 following the close of the retreat.
The annual fall sports awards ceremony was held Nov. 18 to recognize all the teams and players have accomplished over the past few months. Varsity letter winners, team most valuable players and Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Scholar Athlete Nominees received their special letters, trophies and medals.
Some highlights from the fall sports season include an EPC North championship for the football team and District 11 titles for the girls cross country and volleyball teams.