As the month of May comes to a close, so does the school year for Allentown Central Catholic seniors.
Many seniors began wrapping up the academic year earlier this month with the administration of Advanced Placement tests for college credit. Other seniors will take their last high school exams over the course of this week into next, ending with their final day in the halls of Central Catholic June 3. Their loss will create a hard-to-fill gap in the hearts of the friends and teachers left behind as they move on to bigger and better things.
Central Catholic High School has two upcoming awards ceremonies in the upcoming weeks.
The first, May 15, is the Academic and Music Awards ceremony to recognize the students's successes in such areas outside of the school. This ceremony is for the students who participate in activities such as debate team, Model UN, marching band and Science Olympiad. It recognizes their contributions to the school and offers thanks for representing Central Catholic so admirably in all areas.
The awards are given out in Rockne Hall beginning 9 a.m.
On March 7, Central Catholic sent more than 100 students to Lehigh University as participants in the Model United Nations competition under the guidance of Deborah Heckenberger, a social studies teacher.
Students from across the Lehigh Valley attend the event and bring their ideas, skills and personalities to the table.
Auditions are set for the spring musical "Annie Get Your Gun." They will be held 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 6, 8 and 9, 2014. Many students participate in the musical and it always turns out to be a great show. Students are encouraged to participate, regardless of musical to theatrical talent or experience. It provides a great opportunity for students to participate in theater and become involved in new activities at Central.
For Central Catholic High School students, PSATs fall on Oct. 16.
These preliminary SATs are administered to all freshmen, sophomore and junior students attending Central Catholic. These tests provide valuable practice for taking the SATs and allow students to become more familiar with the test.