By Karrie Meyers — Highlands Ranch, Colorado … Due to a mandated closed campus for large events and COVID unknowns, Mile High Academy shifted its 2020 Alumni Weekend to a virtual celebration on Sabbath and an in-person golf tournament at Arrowhead Golf Course on Sunday.

The virtual Alumni Sabbath event began, September 26. A video was posted via MHA’s YouTube channel as a premiere event and linked to the Alumni website. A .pdf of the program was also offered on the website.

Throughout the video, alumni reflected on the question, “What does MHA mean to you?” Volunteers from many of the honor classes offered the welcome, prayers, Scripture reading, and sermonettes. Celebrating 55 years since his graduation, Alumnus Dave Ferguson (’65) shared humorous memories of his time as a student at Mile High Academy. Elder James Brauer (’70) challenged his alumni family to get to know Jesus, and a new promotional video highlighted the campus and cast light on the values that make Mile High Academy the special school it remains today.

A beautiful morning dawned Sunday, September 27, but turned blustery and cold for the 80 golfers who participated in the annual Alumni Golf Tournament at Arrowhead Golf Course. The teams, nevertheless, enjoyed the morning of fellowship and laughter. The event raised more than $5,000 for the school’s Annual Fund. Prizes were given for first, second and third place as well as a for closest to the hole, longest drive, and a putting-green challenge.

“I am thankful Mile High Academy was still able to host an Alumni celebration. We appreciate the continued support from all our alumni. It’s because of such support that the school is able to celebrate serving the Denver area community for 107 years,” said Jocelyn Aalborg, MHA VP of finance and development and Honor Class of 2005.

To view the alumni weekend video, please visit

–Karrie Myers is Mile High Academy’s communication assistant; photo supplied