Senior Thanksgiving: The heartfelt beginning to the end

The senior class came together on Wednesday Nov. 20 to celebrate Senior Thanksgiving, an annual tradition.

Senior Class Cabinet, along with their advisers, senior English teachers Kelly Cable, Elizabeth Stringer, Amanda McCleary and Laura Calland, planned and organized the entire event, and Der Dutchman restaurant catered food for the students.

“To plan Senior Thanksgiving, we looked at what we had done in previous years. From there, because it’s held in the building, we have to be super creative with it,” Cable said. “The decorating committee planned out all of the decorations we needed, but all the Class Cabinet members helped organize the event.”

Class Cabinet split up into different committees and began planning for Senior Thanksgiving on Oct. 15. The different committees are the event planning committee, the fundraising committee and the communication committee.

“In the entire district, Senior Thanksgiving has been a tradition since the beginning. We used to go to Der Dutchman as a class, but as class sizes have increased, we decided to have it in the school building,” Cable said.

The whole event was very bittersweet, with heartfelt speeches from senior Alexandra Callis and athletic director Brett Diehl, who Class Cabinet voted to make a speech.

“I really enjoyed getting to spend time with my friends and be present in the moment without having to think of the stress of college applications,” senior Class Cabinet member Pooja Keerthipati said.

One of the biggest changes this year was the addition of the train for students to ride on, which drove around outside of the Health hallway. It quickly proved to be one of the most memorable moments of Senior Thanksgiving this year, not only for students, but for teachers as well.

“My favorite part is the idea of the whole class being together for one of the last times, and just giving thanks to what this building gave to everyone,” Cable said.

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