Alverno Heights Academy Seniors Welcome Freshmen to Campus

A day before school officially started at Alverno Heights Academy, the Class of 2017 took on their first big act as seniors—welcoming their little sisters, the Class of 2020, with a special picnic.

The picnic started with a game to help the little sisters find their big sister. Each freshman was provided with a notecard that included a visual clue about her big sister and three questions to ask her. After picking a senior who matched the visual clue provided, the freshman proceeded to ask her three questions. If the senior answered yes to all of them, then she was her big sister; however, if she answered no to any of the questions then the freshman would have to move on to someone else.

Following the reveal, the seniors presented their new little sisters with a fun stress ball to help take away “the stress of the first day of school” before they enjoyed a pizza lunch.

“The bonds that we see form between these girls over the next year are so important to their time at Alverno Heights Academy,” said Julia V. Fanara, Head of School. “Our seniors work hard to welcome our freshmen into the Alverno community. We see their bonds grow and continue even after these seniors graduate and it is always nice to see them come back to campus to visit their little sisters year after year—it is a great example of the wonderful sisterhood that has been a part of Alverno for over 55 years.

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