What are Woodgrove Students Thankful for?

With all the hardships this past year, Woodgrove students shed light on their gratitude. Students shared how COVID-19 impacted their lives and how they have reevaluated what they previously took for granted.

Mittens snoozes through distance learning.

“I am most thankful for my cat, Mittens. The pandemic has made me realize how to appreciate the little things. When there was distance learning, my cat would sit on me all day.”

Ivy Nash, Senior

“I’m thankful for my friends; I have very supportive friends. They are very bright and fun to be around. I’m thankful for God. I’m thankful for Fred and I’m thankful for my health.” 

Luke Murtaugh, Junior

Leigh Ward, Makeup artist for Vampires, Werewolves, and Zombies. (Virginia Walker)

“I’m really thankful that the school is more accepting as far as gender norms go. As a non-binary person, its really great that they’re having gender neutral bathrooms and allowing trans people into their proper bathrooms. [The pandemic] has definitely made me appreciate free time and time alone more. I’ve also gotten a lot better at makeup – to the point where I’m now the makeup artist for the fall play.”

Leigh Ward, Freshman