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ACCHS earns Freddy Award nominations

Congratulations to this year’s Freddy Award nominees from Allentown Central Catholic High School. The entire cast and crew earned a nomination for Outstanding Overall Production by a Smaller School for their performance of “Rodgers and Hammersteins’s Cinderella, Enchanted Edition.” Anna Edwards and Kaysiana Yeager received a nomination for Outstanding Small Ensemble Performance for their song “Stepsisters’ Lament.” Claire de Dominicis received a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Featured Dancer for her role as Dove. Finally, lighting designer Richie Koehler earned a nomination for The Express Times Student Achievement Award.

As the spring sports season concludes, many Viking and Vikettes received recognition for their outstanding athletic accomplishments.

Shoutout to Timmy Spinosa for making Third Team honors for Eastern Pennsylvania Conference boys tennis singles.

Midfielder Kate Raymond earned a spot on the EPC girls lacrosse All-Star Second Team.

Kate scored 60 goals and has 46 assists so far in this season. Michael Restino was named EPC boys lacrosse All-Conference First Team and midfielder Tate Shoemaker and defense player Jack Foley were named Second Team. Hailey Kahr and Giada Montone were placed on the 2024 EPC West All-Star Second Team for softball.

Congratulations also to Bruno Lucci, who won Best Lifter: Raw Male Varsity in the Pennsylvania High School Powerlifting Association May 5. Bruno participated in the 205 pounds weight class, squatting 500 pounds, benching the state record of 355 pounds and deadlifting 505 pounds for the state record total of 1,360 pounds.

You can now order your 2023-2024 ACCHS Glen Echoes Yearbook. Visit www.acchs.info/post/yearbook to purchase. Yearbook pickup typically occurs in fall of the next academic year.

The Vikette volleyball team will host a middle school volleyball clinic for girls entering fifth through eighth grades 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 8 and 1-4 p.m. June 9. Campers should bring sneakers, knee pads and water and will enjoy pizza and treats for lunch June 8. There is a cost. Email lauriejcorcoran@gmail.com to register.

The Viking basketball team will host skill development clinics 8:45-11:45 a.m. June 17-20 at the Walson Center at St. John Vianney Regional School in Allentown. All players entering third through ninth grades may register via ACCHSBasketballCamps.com.

Mark your calendars for the 2024 ACCHS girls basketball camp this summer. Head Coach Kathy Davidowich, her staff and 2024 District XI Champion players will run this camp for all girls in third through eighth grades. The camp will take place in the St. Thomas More School gym 5-8 p.m. July 23 and 24. The camp cost includes a free camp T-shirt. Campers will develop proper mechanics while learning from ACCHS Vikettes, while divided into age-appropriate groups. Please direct any questions to acchsvikettebasketball@gmail.com.

The Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute will complete free Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association sports physicals for all ACCHS fall athletes May 27 through Aug. 9. You may schedule your physical at a convenient ExpressCARE location near you. Go to www.mylvhn.org/MyChart/openscheduling, choose “ExpressCARE,” and click the “Sports Physical” option. Choose your preferred time and location and log into your MyLVHN account or proceed as a guest to finish your scheduling.

There’s still time to apply for the 2024-2025 school year at ACCHS. Anyone who applies by May 31 will be eligible to win a free swag bag of ACCHS merchandise and a free $250 application fee. Apply soon, because spots in all grades are filling quickly. Visit www.acchs.info/apply, complete your student’s ACCHS online application and submit your registration fee via the PayPal link. Winners will receive notification June 1 and earn their $250 credit toward their 2024-2025 tuition. Relay any questions to Director of Admissions Cara Meskill at 610-437-4601, ext. 148 or cmeskill@acchs.info.

Any student requiring bus transportation for the 2024-2025 school year must complete a new request for transportation form each academic year. Any family who would like to participate in busing from their participating public school district must complete this form as soon as possible. Go to www.acchs.info/transportation to acquire a form and email transportation@acchs.info with any inquiries.

The Diocese of Allentown’s annual young men’s discernment retreat, Quo Vadis, will continue this summer July 7-11 at Muhlenberg College. This retreat invites all young men ages 14-18 (including newly-graduated seniors) to participate and discover their own vocation. The discernment retreat for young women, Fiat Days, will also take place July 7-11 at Muhlenberg College. The days will offer fellowship time, Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, presentations and talks, prayer-based activities, an outdoor Rosary procession, sports and games, field trips and new friends. Register at allentowndiocese.org/quo-vadis or allentowndiocese.org/fiat-days and email elanzieri@allentowndiocese.org with any inquiries.

The Steubenville Youth Conference will take place June 28-30 at the Steubenville Main Campus. Any interested teens currently in grades 8-12 can discover more at www.steubenvilleconferences.com. Email gail.schairer@gmail.com to register.

The Class of 1969 will celebrate its 55th reunion 4-8 p.m. Sept. 14 at The Columbian Home, 1519 W. Greenleaf St., Allentown. The evening will feature appetizers, a hot buffet dinner, cash bar and a DJ. Please email John Krupka at jmkjr@msn.com to update your contact information. For dates of upcoming ACCHS reunions, visit acchs.info/reunion-news. To submit information about a future reunion, email webmaster@acchs.info.

All seniors take their final exams this week, with third and fourth period exams May 23 and first and second period exams May 24.

Letter days will continue normally this week for the whole school; however, seniors may leave school after their last exam of the day. If juniors take a course along with seniors, they might also take their exam this week. All other underclassmen will take their exams June 3-6. Exam periods will last 75 minutes, with 11:30 a.m. dismissal each day and an A-day schedule.

The exam schedule will run as follows: periods 1 and 2 June 3, periods 7 and 8 June 4, periods 3 and 4 June 5 and periods 5 and 6 June 6. Students must only report to school if they have an exam and may leave after their final exam of the day if they have transportation. If students rely on bus transportation but do not have an exam one period, they must go to the cafeteria.

Students in grades 9-11 will have their final day of school June 7, with a special schedule and 11:30 a.m. dismissal.

The school will close May 27 in honor of Memorial Day.

The Class of 2024 will have its Baccalaureate Mass 7 p.m. May 30 at St. Thomas More Church. Graduation will occur 7 p.m. May 31 in Rockne Hall. Congratulations to all Class of 2024 graduates.