The spirit of Alverno Heights Academy’s class of 1969 was alive and well as these groovy ladies celebrated their 50th reunion last week. Buttons and magnets featuring the class motto welcomed alumnae as they entered Alverno’s iconic Villa del Sol d’Oro. As students, this group only stepped foot inside the Villa for certain special occasions, such as prom. As alumnae, they were thrilled to begin the day’s festivities by gathering on the terrace for Mass, followed by a hearty brunch in the Villa’s ballroom. Mimosas in hand, they told remember-when stories while flipping through yearbook photos. The campus looks a little different; tours led by current student ambassadors highlighted the Learning Technology Center, how a theology classroom looks today, and the progress of the long-awaited new athletic fields. But what remains was clear to all in attendance: the love these classmates have for each other and for Alverno Heights Academy.