Central sweeps District Champs
BY CATHERINE RAYNOCK
Special to The Press
The past few weeks have been filled with many proud moments for the Viking Nation.
The girls and boys basketball teams swept District 4A and each won Championship titles. Both teams advanced and won their first and second round games in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association States Competition.
The boys played Eastern York March 17 in the quarterfinals and the Vikettes played District 12 Champion Lansdale Catholic March 18.
The wrestling regional competition took place March 4 and senior Mitch Miller won by pin, placing seventh at 285.
The Swim and Dive Districts were held March 3 and included many accomplishments from Allentown Central Catholic High School. The team then traveled to the state competition. Mimi Norris earned seventh in the state for the 200 Free and JT Heinze placed second in the state for boys diving.
Our academic competitors also succeeded in their recent competitions.
The ACCHS Science Olympiad Team won an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference trophy March 3, becoming the fourth Central team to bring home an EPC award this year. Congratulations to Anna Edwards, Katie Hines, Tyler Janick, Sam Salari, Sophie Steckel, Olivia Ulicny, Ben Keenan, Richie Koehler, Bryan Lawler, Alyssa Mullaney, Kaysiana Yeager, John Stapleton, Kate Smith, Domenic Albanese and Izzy Kehoe-Huck.
The Science Olympians also attended the 2023 PA Science Olympiad Regional event at Kutztown University March 16. Kaysiana Yeager and Ben Keenan placed second in Dynamic Planet, Olivia Ulicny and Sophie Steckel received fourth in Anatomy and Anna Edwards and Richie Koehler earned a fourth place award in Forestry.
Shoutout to junior Natalie Tucker for earning the Gold Key award for her scratch art piece “Marlin” and an Honorable Mention for her painting “Blue Bayou.” Her artwork was on display at Kutztown University for a month before the awards ceremony and her piece “Marlin” will advance to be judged at the national level. Anne Langan also received an Honorable Mention for her artwork “Green Beetle.” The Central Community is beyond proud of all our athletes, musicians, artists and students.
Lastly, congratulations to Therese Gasser for participating in the Pennsylvania Music Educator’s Association Northeast Region Orchestra. Therese also qualified for the All State Orchestra in April.
The ACCHS Girls Soccer Team is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt March 31. The girls will hide filled eggs on your front lawn between 8-11 p.m. March 31. Orders must be submitted by March 24. To pay, you may write a check payable to ACCHS Booster Club and mail it to 1840 Apple Tree Lane, Bethlehem, 18015. You may also Venmo @Lisa-Yen-2. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-737-7429 with any questions.
Attention to all students in need of a retreat. The Holy Thursday Seven Churches Pilgrimage Retreat will occur 5-11 p.m. April 6. The retreat will start with a Chick-fil-A supper in Masson Auditorium beginning 5 p.m. Students will then leave for the Mass of the Lord’s Supper with Bishop Schlert at the Cathedral Church. After Mass concludes, they will visit and pray at seven local churches. The retreat will end around 11 p.m. and students will be dismissed in The Pits. Register through https://tinyurl.com/4f7pa9nx.
The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley’s Camp Smile is searching for summer volunteers June 19-23 at Muhlenberg College. Volunteers will set up beginning 8 a.m. and will finish cleanup approximately 3:30 p.m. Camp Smile is a day camp for children with cancer and their siblings. The day camp features swimming, sports, crafts and entertainment. To apply for a counselor position, access the volunteer application form in the Weekly Online Newsletter.