A middle-schooler's perspective on Thanksgiving

By Ashtyn Brantley
Posted 11/21/21

Ashtyn Brantley

Thanksgiving is here and as an eighth-grade student I think of all the things that surround this thankful holiday season. For students, there is the all-important week of vacation away from school that allows us to celebrate with family and friends. We take part in a celebration that includes a traditional bounty of food that most of us enjoy.

In school, we learn about the origins of Thanksgiving and the sacrifices made to ensure the freedoms and lifestyle we are so blessed to have. Students do consider this season to be a time for giving thanks. However, what is really important to students on this traditional fall holiday? Here is my perspective.

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