Many make time to travel and visit extended family. “I go to my beach house in Delaware with my dad’s family”. said Carolyn Martin (‘16). “Every year I like to help make the turkey because it’s my favorite and after dinner we go Black Friday shopping.”
English teacher Brad Kosegarten said, “Since I’m married now I don’t travel alone to Connecticut. Instead, my wife and I visit her family's house but they celebrate Thanksgiving with a Persian twist!”
Others enjoy the company of family and friends in their homes. “I have family coming to stay at my house but instead of doing Thanksgiving dinner we do Thanksgiving lunch.” said Elizabeth Agege (16’). “We also love watching Christmas movies because the season is coming up!”
For Upper School students, Thanksgiving also is time to celebrate the end of trimester exams. “The countdown to Thanksgiving is also a countdown to the end of exams! It’s a nice break from a stressful week!” said Carly Morgan (‘16).
To blow off some steam after a stressful exam period, some also like to play sports. “Every year a group of my friends get together to play football. It's fun and a good way to work off that huge Thanksgiving dinner!” said Carter Morris (‘16).
Speaking of food, many anticipate the fortunate holiday feast. “Food is my favorite part of Thanksgiving!” said Kyle Greenberg (‘16). “ Every year my family has a cook off to see who can make the best Thanksgiving dish. We end up having leftovers for weeks!”
Taking time to help others in your community is another fun and rewarding way to spend your long weekend. “During the Thanksgiving weekend, my family and I like to volunteer at soup kitchens.” said Bridget Barlow (‘19).
Thanksgiving gives us all a chance to spend time with loved ones and reflect on all that is to be grateful for. Take time this Thanksgiving season to give thanks.