Attending Penn State University
As a senior transfer, my time on North Fourth and Chew was limited. However, the opportunities I had, and the relationships I was able to craft, were just the opposite — limitless. In just one school term, my relationship with Christ, my world view, and my ability to think critically were transformed. Having been in a giant public school district for the previous twelve years of my education, I can guarantee you that the aforementioned opportunities are truly unique to this small, Christ-centered school — Allentown Central Catholic High School.
Perhaps it is not until we graduate that we are able to appreciate the various people, classes, and experiences that shaped our high school experiences. Looking back, at just under two hundred days wearing green and gold, I encountered individuals who will be by my side for life, classes that transformed the way I view the world, and most importantly, an unshakeable relationship with Christ. As a Viking, your chaplain is truly one-of-a-kind. If you choose to participate in the Mass, the retreats, and listen in your theology classes, I can assure you that your faith will indeed grow.
Granted, I did not grow up in Catholic school, and I am the first in my family to attend a private educational institution. My faith was not forced upon me. Allentown Central Catholic gives you the opportunity to challenge various preconceived notions regarding your faith. The staff wants you to grow in mind, body, and spirit, which will never occur without challenges on various fronts. Confront these challenges head on, and your experience in the green and gold will be truly unique. Open your heart and your mind, and you will not be disappointed. Even as a non-Catholic senior transfer, I certainly was not.