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).
The Allentown Central Catholic High School prom, Sunset Beach, was held at DeSales University May 11. The senior prom court consisted of King Alex Abouafech, Queen Sam Austin, John Cardiges, Erin Chlebove, Michael Fleck, Natasha Kuklis, Gracia Rother, Tomasz Zukowski, Brendan Kern, Rhyan Joyce, Nick Amsler and Lily Atiyeh.
The junior prom court consisted of King George Hlavac, Queen Emma Luchetti, Jack Yen, John Fenstermacher, Christopher Clifford, Christina Lipovsky, JayVian Boston, Catherine Scott, Bridget Nagle, Reily Heidecker, Alexandra Manley and Gabi Haring.
Allentown Central Catholic High School’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” received eight nominations for the 2019 Freddy Awards, including outstanding choreography and outstanding overall production by a smaller school.
The ACCHS Science Olympiad Team competed at the Science Olympiad State Competition at Juniata College April 27. Seniors Sydni Ernst and Natasha Kuklis placed third in “Write It, Do It.”
Spring athletes are seeing success during their seasons. Hurdler Dillan Foley won the 100-meter hurdle vs. Emmaus April 15. Viking Lacrosse also defeated Emmaus 11-5 during a Pink-Out April 15 and 13-6 April 23. The team currently has only one loss. At a track meet against Freedom High School April 25, student Natasha Kuklis took first in the girls 400-meter race and student Isabel DeVos won the girls 800-meter race.
Multiple Allentown Central Catholic High School students were honored at the Via All-Star Basketball Classic banquet at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center March 29.
The Allentown Central Catholic High School Science Olympiad Team placed fourth out of 30 teams in the Science Olympiad Regional Competition at Kutztown University March 14, qualifying for the state competition at Juniata College April 27. The team won 10 medals for their strong performance.
The Allentown Central Catholic High School Science Olympiad team competed at the East Penn Conference Science Olympiad Championship March 1 at Northampton Community College. The team finished second and won four gold medals and one silver medal. First place winners included Anatomy (Pamela Gonzalez and Jack Mallon), Boomilever (Alan Garger and Luke Kuklis), Disease Detectives (Priyanka Bhashyam and Michael Fleck) and Fermi Questions (Gwen Minogue and Alex Strohl). Second place winner was Designer Genes (Sydni Ernst and Karina Mihura).
Allentown Central Catholic High School students joined forces with the University of Notre Dame Club of the Lehigh Valley Feb. 16 for a Mary’s Shelter Cay Galgon Center Day of Service. Students cleaned, organized supplies and spent time with the Bethlehem center’s residents.
Allentown Central Catholic High School will host an open house 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 24. Visiting families can tour the school and talk with students, teachers and administrators.
ACCHS’ new tuition discount program has been announced for the Class of 2023. Any incoming freshman who submits their application and early tuition payment by March 15 will receive $500 off their 2019-2020 tuition.
A Viking Nation Ski Night will be held at Bear Creek Mountain Resort 4 p.m. Feb. 13. There is a cost; the event is sponsored by Viking Fest 2019. Family, friends and partner school students are welcome. To reserve a spot, call 866-754-2822 and mention the Allentown Central Catholic High School Fundraising Night. A flyer, which can be found on the school’s Facebook page, can also be presented that night to purchase a ticket.