MiniTHON helps break up winter
Rather than being in November, this year's fifth annual MiniTHON was held in February, providing a shining light in the dreariness of the winter months. After a long 24 hours, students were proud to hear they raised more than $61,000 for the Four Diamonds Fund.
When the school's attention was not on MiniTHON, students showed their pride for winter sports. Although both the girls and boys basketball teams lost in the Colonial League semi-finals, their spirits remain high for the District 11 play-offs.
Each team boasted members who received All-Colonial League honors. Senior Shannon Moran earned a spot on the first team, while fellow senior Lexi McGivern, who scored more than 100 3-pointers during her high school career, was named to the second team. Senior Tara Gorman earned an honorable mention for her work this year.
As for the boys, junior standouts Tannor Reed and Vincent Eze both made the first team for their efforts. Senior captain Noah Miller was selected to participate in the Via All Star Basketball Classic March 30 at Northampton Community College.
Despite a losing record, first year wrestling coach Ryan Wasser has the team headed in the right direction. This year's squad included senior standouts Dennis Atiyeh and Seever Hoyak.
The Speech and Debate team continues to achieve success, placing eighth out of 60 schools in the recent Pennsbury Falcon Invitational. Senior Natalie Prager received a Degree of Superior Distinction from the National Forensics League (NFL) for earning at least 750 NFL points based on competition and service.
Notre Dame has much to look forward to in the spring. The spring sports season begins officially March 4 with baseball, softball, track and field and boys tennis commencing.
Juniors and seniors recently received their prom invitations in the form of a candy bar. Prom is set for May 19 at the Palace Center in Allentown. The committee, headed by senior Tiffany Baker, chose "Sweet Dreams" as this year's theme.
Notre Dame will be hosting its first gala May 4 at DeSales University. The semi-formal event includes dinner, dancing and an auction. All proceeds from the gala will go toward updating the school science labs. The theme of Kentucky Derby coincides with the live race to be shown during cocktail hour. Any questions concerning the gala can be answered by Pat Boyle at email@example.com.
Another fundraiser by the Athletic Booster Club is a golf tournament June 9 at 1:30 p.m. at Scramble at Green Pond Country Club.
For more information on any of these topics, as well as more happenings at Notre Dame, place visit our website at www.ndcrusaders.org.