Alverno High School Students Enjoy “An Evening in Old Hollywood”

Amir Abi-Faraj, Kayla Robinson,Hayley Sauernman, Greta Storlie, Crystel Maalouf, and Gabrielle Prado
Alessia Paciulli, Alex Overstreet, Karmah Eldesouky, and Lindsay Fisher.

On Saturday, December 8 Alverno High School hosted its annual Winter Formal, “An Evening in Old Hollywood,” in the Villa del Sol d’Oro.

Winter Formal, a Christmas tradition, is the only all school formal dance at Alverno. Freshmen through seniors are invited to bring a date and enjoy the dance put on by Alverno’s Student Union (ASU). This year’s chosen theme was “An Evening in Old Hollywood” and the Villa’s 1920s décor served as a perfect complement to the theme.

Cameron Martinez, Emily Munoz, Ciara Madigan, Natalie Pando, Adriana Nava, and Alexxa Vasquez.

After enjoying dancing, a mashed potato bar, and photos the evening ended with the announcement of Alverno’s Winter Formal Court. Each class was represented by two finalists who had been chosen through a larger pool of applicants. In order to be considered for Winter Formal, students were required to fill out an anonymous application and have an interview with ASU. The two finalists were announced during a school-wide assembly on Friday, December 7 and each class voted on their princess at Winter Formal on Saturday, December 8.

The Winter Formal Court included freshmen Caitlyn Dutcher, sophomore Kayla Robinson, junior Natalie Pinedo, and senior Arianna Shafai.

About Alverno High School

Alverno High School is a Catholic, private, college preparatory school for young women dedicated to preparing them to function in a society as informed, knowledgeable persons, who have the requisite skills to make and implement mature decisions about complex problems. Enlivened by the spirit of its Immaculate Heart Community sponsors, and mindful of the Franciscan roots of its founders, Alverno’s program—academic, spiritual, aesthetic, social, and physical—is shaped by the staff, trustees, and students in light of the world for which the students are being educated. Alverno’s mission is to empower each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be and since 1960, Alverno has empowered more than 4,100 women to meet that goal. For more information about Alverno High School, please call (626) 355-3463 or visit

Back-Connor Tapley, Jalen Jones, Jessica Hamilton, Zanah Cunningham, Lauren Moore-Sanchez, and Lucy Stark. Front-Rojean Azimi, Zaina Kholaki, Annalise Hull, and Ariana Shafai.



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