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SaJHS students celebrate Thanksgiving

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Mon, 11/30/2015 - 10:16
Sophie Callister
Picture Cred: Google Images

Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated all throughout the United States and Canada. Thanksgiving started in modern day Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1623 when the Native Americans helped out the English for their celebration. It soon turned into a big feast between the two groups, which was soon to be called Thanksgiving. We now celebrate this holiday to give thanks for “general blessings”. This year, Thanksgiving is on November 26th, and people all across Salem will be celebrating it.

I have interviewed one student from 8th grade to see how she celebrates Thanksgiving and what traditions they have. Hailee Oldroyd said she has Thanksgiving dinner with her whole family, including aunts & uncles, cousins, and grandparents. After dinner all the cousins go outside to play football. Everyone else just visits for the rest of the day.

I also interviewed 2 other students to see what they are grateful for. Ryan Stevens from 7th grade said he is grateful for sports, family, pe class, and the whip dance. Jonah Larsen from 8th grade said he is grateful for basketball, family, his house, food, and water.

Thanksgiving is a great time to spend with family and think about what you are grateful for! We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving this year!