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Editor’s Note; We welcome Simon Ernst as our new Allentown Central Catholic High School reporter. Ernst is a sophomore at ACCHS. He is a member of the Central Catholic Science Olympiad team, drama club and spring musical. He is also a member of St. Ann Church, where he altar serves and is a member of the welcome committee.

New students were welcomed into Viking Nation Aug. 25 complete with friends, fun, Kona Ice and a competitive game of Allentown Central Catholic High School trivia. Good luck to all of our new Vikings.

The Red Cross Club sponsored a Casual Spirit Day Sept. 13. All donations collected during the Spirit Day will be donated to victims of Hurricane Dorian.

A Campus Ministry retreat was held for freshmen Sept. 16. A sophomore retreat will be held Sept. 23. Students will travel to St. Joseph’s and the Cloisters on a pilgrimage Oct. 17.

Viking Marching Band Middle School Night will be held 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at J. Birney Crum Stadium. All sixth to eighth grade partner school students are invited to participate in the Viking Marching Band. Students will have the opportunity to play in the stands alongside current members.

We had a successful win for the Viking football season opener against Stroudsburg High School with a score of 21-7. The Vikings fell short against Parkland High School, with a score of 14-8, but played their hearts out in a tough battle. See them play East Stroudsburg High School Sept. 20.

Viking Football Youth Night will be held Sept. 28 against East Stroudsburg North.

The Central Homecoming game will be held 7 p.m. Oct. 12 against Liberty High School. T-shirts are available for order. Visit the ACCHS website for an order form. T-shirts will be available for the Oct. 12 celebration. All ACCHS Marching Band, Drumline or Color Guard alumni are invited to perform with the current band this evening.

The cross country team will host the CYO XC Race at St. Joe’s, in Orefield, Sept. 22.

ACCHS girls volleyball defeated Nazareth High School by winning three straight sets. A great win against Parkland High School in five! Fifth set – 15-10.

ACCHS boys soccer kicked off the season by defeating Whitehall High School 2-1 in overtime in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference match at Iron Lakes. The Vikings won on a header by John Fenstermacher in the extra period.

Girls soccer defeated Palisades High School 1-0 in a non-conference game at Iron Lakes. The Vikettes defeated the defending district champs with a last-minute score!

Congratulations to Coach Jeff Biro on his 400th victory as our ACCHS tennis coach.The 2019 Vikettes tennis team is currently undefeated with a 9-0 record.

Parent Back to School Night will be held 6 p.m. Sept. 26. Parents will be able to meet the teachers and learn about coursework.

Central City Project members harvested vegetables from the Amy Sullivan Memorial Urban Garden to be used to make Viking salsa and to supplement the CCP Food Pantry. The grand opening of the CCP Food Pantry was Sept. 10. CCP members are still collecting donations for the food pantry.

PRESS PHOTOS BY SIMON ERNSTIncoming students are welcomed into Viking Nation with an event including Allentown Central Catholic High School trivia.