Giving Thanks this November

Written by Sierra McLaughlin.


In 1863, Abraham Lincoln declared the fourth Thursday of November to be Thanksgiving. This day was created in order to honor one of our country’s first settlers, The Pilgrims, and to allow everyone to step back and acknowledge what they are thankful for.

When asked what she was thankful for this Thanksgiving, Mina Rollins, a senior, said, “I’m thankful for my dog Cooper because he is my best friend and we always have fun together. My parents are on the list too.”

Thanksgiving is a holiday centered on eating delicious food and visiting relatives. As soon as the leaves turn from green to orange and red, our mouths begin to water at just the thought of food we get to eat that holiday season. Warm cornbread, fresh pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream, and the classic turkey completely obstruct our mind and completely distract us. Another thing that makes this day even more exciting is the school that we get to miss because of it.

Every Thanksgiving celebration contains some major staples but are each unique in their own way.

Katie Matousek, a sophomore, explained what she is most anticipating. She said, “Each year my grandma makes a special dip that is a secret recipe. She won’t let anyone outside of our family have it. I look forward to it every holiday; it’s addicting.”