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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Viking Voices

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Science Olympiad team takes second in championship

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).


Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Open house scheduled Feb. 24 at Allentown Central

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.


Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Ski with the Vikings Feb. 13 at Bear Creek Mountain Resort

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.

VIKING VOICES Allentown Central Catholic High School to celebrate Catholic Schools Week Jan. 27 to Feb. 2

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Mid-term exams at Allentown Central Catholic High School will be held Jan. 22-25. Students will take two exams a day and will be dismissed 11:30 a.m.

Catholic Schools Week will be held Jan. 27 to Feb. 2. Central will celebrate the week with various themed days, such as teacher appreciation day and college shirt day. The week will end with a pep rally. Viking Mentors, ACCHS’ group of students who assist new students and prospective families, will visit many of Central’s partner schools to help with their Catholic Schools Week activities.


Thursday, January 10, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Tuition credit raffle drawing scheduled Jan. 21

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.


Thursday, December 13, 2018 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Jingle Jam Christmas Dance Dec. 15

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.


Thursday, November 1, 2018 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Fall open house Nov. 18

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.


Friday, October 26, 2018 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Sports teams having a successful fall season

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.


Thursday, October 4, 2018 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Allentown Central Catholic High School celebrates homecoming

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.