25 People, One Question: What are you thankful for?

There is so much to be thankful for this year, especially in the aftermath of the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and all of the loss endured in the past 18 months. Here is what 25 students and staff are thankful for this holiday season.

I am thankful for…

  1. “…my family and friends.” — freshman Sean Strohofer 
  2. “…my loving family and amazing friends.” — freshman Jessica Strohofer
  3. “…family and friends.” — freshman Kate Santoli
  4. “…for God.” — freshman Julia Novello
  5. “…my dog.” — freshman Isabella Melaram
  6. “…my friends and family.” — freshman Gabriella Ramirez
  7. “…friends, family,  and soccer.” — freshman Jacqueline Thayer 
  8. “…being alive.” — freshman Olivia Palleschi
  9. “…my family and the opportunities I am given.” — freshman Emma Mancuso 
  10. “…my friends.” — freshman Lucas McNally
  11. “…my family, friends, and that I have a roof over my head.” — freshman Gillian Greenberg
  12. “…having a roof over my head, my family, and that I grew up to be a lacrosse player.” — freshman Penelope Yaker
  13. “…the fact that my family is able to put food on the table for every meal.” — freshman Gianna Longo
  14. “…pets and family.” — freshman Jane Kelly
  15. “…school because I feel like so many people take advantage of it, but we are so lucky to be able to get such a good education with such amazing teachers. I’m also thankful for my family, especially my sister. My sister is my best friend, my ride or die, and I will be forever thankful for her as well.” — freshman Emily Franklin
  16. “…my friends and family for helping me through stressful times.” — sophomore Kerry Cullen
  17. “…to be back in school.” — sophomore Amelie Duch
  18. “…a good relationship with food.” — junior Jessica Fowler
  19. “…my friends.” — junior Sara Cilingir 
  20. “…my family and having the privilege to do what I do each day.” — junior Mischa Cabral- Martin
  21. “…friends, family, and my cheer team.” —  senior Madison Murphy
  22. “…my new baby and new family.” — science teacher Stoycho Velkovsky 
  23. “…God and family.” — chorus teacher Timothy Waldvogel
  24. “my life, and I am blessed to have such an amazing child.” — Spanish teacher Jeny Sanchez 
  25. “more certainty about my health and everyone else’s.” — research teacher Kathleen McAuley