Story by Ta´Nya Davis

With the month of November already halfway over, students are more than ready for Thanksgiving break and giving thanks for this year.

“I’m thankful for my family, because without them I wouldn’t be the person I am today,” senior Myah Hancock said, “and I wouldn’t have the courage to do a lot of things that I’ve done.”

Junior Dallas Wise is thankful for his girlfriend, track and field, and God blessing him with all of the opportunities he has received.

Sophomore Jaylen Leonard expresses why he thinks Thanksgiving is important by saying that you’re giving thanks to everything and making sure to give thanks to other things you don’t normally give thanks to everyday.

For some people their favorite tradition on thanksgiving is to get together with their loved ones.

“Getting together with family [is my favorite tradition] because I don’t get to see them often so when I see them it’s a very warming welcome,” Myah said.

Thanksgiving is a day to eat and welcome all of your family together to enjoy each other’s company, as well as being thankful for another year of life.

According to freshman Darius Cohen-Chisholm, he is thankful for his family because they take care of him.

On Thanksgiving Day you not only get to enjoy being with your family, but you also enjoy all of the delicious food.

“[My favorite part about Thanksgiving is the] food [be]cause I like to eat,” Darius said.

According to child development teacher Phyllis Richmond, she enjoys the food served at

Thanksgiving just like everyone else.

Being with the people you love is special part about this holiday, especially the family you don’t get to see often. It’s also special doing Thanksgiving family traditions.

“Because we are giving thanks towards being together as families and time away from our jobs to spend with our families and I think that’s very important,”