“I’m thankful for everything in my life, my blessings, and opportunities,” says junior, Taya Smith. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, it is a time for giving thanks for what you have. For most Americans, it is a day where people get together with their families to celebrate and have a traditional meal. When asked what they were thankful for, most respond with family. 

     Traveling is usually a big part of Thanksgiving for many families. Teacher, Jordan Broxterman says “I always go to my aunt’s in Ozawkie.” For context, Ozawkie is a two-hour drive from Waterville. People are more than willing to spend long hours on the road to see the ones they love. Sophomore, Audrey Nordquist, says, “It’s great to get together with family and close friends for dinner.” Thanksgiving dinner is always a highlight for the day. When asked what various people have for Thanksgiving dinner, responses included turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, hamlogs, apple pie, pumpkin pie, various soups, green bean casserole, and scalloped corn.

     Thanksgiving Break this year will be the entire week of November 22nd. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Article by Aiden Nemechek