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Grandparents and Special Friends Gather at Alverno High School

Nearly 100 special guests attended the annual event at Alverno High School.

More than 90 grandparents and special friends gathered at Alverno High School last week to enjoy Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day.

Attendees were treated to a morning reception in the Alverno library on Nov. 20 before joining the rest of the student body for Thanksgiving Mass. The Mass, officiated by Father Dennis of St. Philip the Apostle, not only celebrated Thanksgiving but also called on students to be thankful for all of the lessons and memories shared with their grandparents and special friends.

After the Mass, the special guests were invited to attend classes with their student hosts and encouraged to share stories about their own time as students, how the world has changed, and how they got their grandparent nicknames. Participants wrapped up the special day with a catered lunch in the Villa del Sol d’Oro.

“Our grandparents and special friends are not only important family members but wonderful teachers and role models,” said Ann Gillick, Head of School. “Each of them has played an important role in the development of the young women in their life and each has helped to mold them into the individuals they are. We are thankful to have their support in empowering each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be.”

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