Thanksgiving Break: How Smoky Students Celebrate

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday?


Sophia Gnyra, Staffer

Now that Thanksgiving break is almost a week away, it’s time to start the countdown with some information on what students are doing for Thanksgiving, like their traditions and what they are thankful for.

Students are getting very excited about Thanksgiving. For instance, the meals that come along with the holiday.

“We usually cook a turkey, ham, stuffing, potatoes and gravy, pumpkin pie and chocolate pie,” said Ethan Weins (9).  

Others are looking forward to gathering with their families and spending quality time with them.

“I’m having four Thanksgiving dinners with different family members,” said Kaylie Greene (9).

Thanksgiving does not always bring specific traditions to the table for every family. The holiday itself is a tradition for families across the nation each year the time comes.

“For Thanksgiving, we are going to surprise my grandmother who lives in New Mexico. We usually have a big get-together at my grandma and grandpa’s house who live here and my whole family has a big dinner,” said Kaydence Schutt (9). 

While traditions are very different for every family, these students seem to be thankful for similar things this year. 

“I am thankful for my friends, pets and my family,” said Greene.

The people are the focal point of the Thanksgiving holiday. Family is the main reason why people gather, eat together and reminisce on what made them thankful this past year.

“I am very thankful for my family and that I am able to play the sport I love,” said Schutt.

Having the ability to do certain things like play sports is another activity to be grateful for.

Students are getting ready to celebrate in their ways and be thankful for the company of their families. These students are thankful for lots of things but what are you thankful for? Take this break to spend time with your family and friends. Enjoy the break and happy Thanksgiving!

Days till Thanksgiving break