Viking Society 
Newsletter
March 2021
“May joy and peace surround you, contentment latch your door, and happiness be with you now and bless you evermore!”

Dear Vikings!

We cannot believe it's already March and Lent has begun! Have you decided what you are giving up and/or adding to your life for this season of Lent?

Take a look through this newsletter to learn more about what else you can expect this spring.

If you would like to subscribe to this monthly newsletter, please update your information so that we may add you to our mailing list.

God's Blessings,

The Development Department at Archbishop Wood High School

Sarah Hale : Director of Institutional Advancement
Lisa James ('06): Director of Marketing & Communications
SAVE THE DATE!
AWHS 30TH ANNUAL ALUMNI GOLF CLASSIC
Friday, May 7, 2021
Five Ponds Golf Course (Warminster, PA)

Every dollar raised will benefit Archbishop Wood’s Scholarship Program
and other school projects, as needed.
Did you know that you can redirect your PA Taxes (that you are already paying) to Archbishop Wood to help families in need of tuition assistance?!
Please contact Sarah Hale for more information and/or to sign up for a webinar to learn more by calling 215-672-5050 ext. 227
or email shale@archwood.org
Thank you to the Ambassador's Fund for Catholic Education for unanimously accepting our grant proposal for funding AWHS's Learning Support Program for the 2021-2022 school year!

Special thanks to Ms. Ghisu for assisting the Development Department in putting together this proposal!

AWHS is thrilled to be recognized and to be receiving this grant so that we can further enhance our Learning Support Program for our current and future students!
Alumni News

HALL OF FAME UPDATES

After numerous conversations and meetings, Archbishop Wood has made the difficult, but necessary, decision to postpone the 2021 Archbishop Wood Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
 
While we are sure this is as disappointing for you as it is to us, the health and safety of our alumni and their guests is our number one priority. 

All of us at Archbishop Wood want to properly celebrate this Induction Ceremony and give our alumni ALL the recognition they have earned and deserve. Therefore, the new date for the ceremony is Friday, April 22, 2022.
 
Thank you for your patience and understanding of this matter. 

Attention Ladies of the Class of 1970...

The 50th Reunion originally scheduled for this Spring 2021 has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 23, 2022 - 1:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.

Questions please contact Ann (Maxwell) Menna and/or Loisanne Lorenz Weber via email at wood70girls@gmail.com




The AWHS Prayer Garden is a beautiful sanctuary to pray, meditate, & reflect. Personalized stone pavers, benches, trees & plants provide a lasting tribute for alumni, family, friends, faculty, members of the community, & more!

Click HERE for more info.


Attention Wood Class of 2004! Please update your contact information by clicking HERE.

Beth Keeley and Brian Halamar would like to get in touch with you about establishing a class scholarship in memory of Alex Sakuma.
The next AWHS Alumni Networking Event will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Chuck Ormsby, of SOGT Law, will be the guest speaker. "For over 30 years Chuck has concentrated his practice in corporate law, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, commercial finance, business disputes, and commercial real estate. Outside of the firm, Chuck serves on numerous non-profit boards and is also a co-founder of Building A Bridge to Uganda, a 501(c)(3) organization serving the spiritual and educational needs of children in Uganda, East Africa. Through this organization, he has helped build a top flight secondary boarding school with over 500 students, living in extreme poverty in the jungle of Uganda." (reference)

Vikings In The Spotlight
EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!

The student produced "Viking Voice" Newspaper is back!

The Viking Voice is a publication of Mr. William Devlin's journalism class. The students learn how to conduct interviews, write and edit news copy, take photographs and compose captions. They also participate in designing the pages for the issues.

Over the course of the 2020-2021 school year, the students will produce issues as part of the course requirements.

Click HERE to read The Viking Voice Newspaper!
When the snow storms came rolling in, AWHS was forced to have virtual instruction from home. That didn't stop Ms. Morton's class from having some fun! Each student was instructed to make 10 snowballs. The students then had to measure the diameter of each snowball and how far they could throw it. The measurements were then used to create a diameter vs. distance thrown scatter plot.




In Forensic Science Class, students identified how different heights and different surfaces affect blood splatter patterns. Now they are working to determine how the angle of impact shows the point of origin of the blood splatter.
Environmental students finished their study of soil from their backyard.

The students separated out and identified the three components of the soil (sand, silt, and clay), and then did a soil percolation test to determine the soil's permeability rate.

They then connected this information to erosion rates in agricultural settings, and discussed how erosion can be controlled based on what they learned.


Thank you to everyone who came out and supported Archbishop Wood Softball for their clothing drive fundraiser!

301 bags total collected!

Way to go Vikings!!!




Congratulations to Ms. Cary and the student staff of "Ink!" for publishing their first creative writing magazine of the school year. Give it a read by clicking HERE!
Gary Martin ('22) was designated an Indoor Track and Field All-American at the Adidas Nationals!

  • He finished 2nd in the Two (2) Mile and 3rd in the One (1) Mile.
  • His Indoor Two Mile time of 9:02.93 ranks 3rd ALL TIME in PA HS history
  • His One Mile time of 4:11.72 ranks 9th All Time in PA

  • His Cross Country 5K time of 14:52.54 ranks 4th All Time in PA.

Way to go Gary!
Please enjoy watching the 2020-2021 AWHS Shakespeare Competition...
Thank you Mrs. Blunt for organizing this event, Mr. Velten for his involvement as host, and to all the students who participated!

Congratulations to our winner:
Cesar Guerra-Solano who performed "Julius Caesar - Antony" - Way to go Cesar!
April 21 - 22, 2021 Kendra Scott Giveback Virtual Event

May 2 - 8, 2021 AWHS Week of Giving

May 7, 2021 30th Annual Alumni Golf Classic

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