Midlo students thrive with Thanksgiving traditions

Midlo families share Thanksgiving traditions


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Midlo students looked forward to eating traditional Thanksgiving foods on Thursday, November 26, 2020.

As Thanksgiving appears around the corner, the Midlo community begins to prepare for a unique holiday season. Usually, America observes Thanksgiving by sharing gratitude and eating turkey with extended families. However, the CDC guidelines suggest that families celebrate together virtually to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Because of this, Midlothian High School students focus on traditions that they can still continue while socially distancing themselves.

Every year, we make sure to watch the Macy’s Day Parade in the morning. – Gloria Kamau, Class of 2022

I like to see my cousins, and my favorite Thanksgiving food is stuffing. – Max Atzinger, Class of 2022

Usually, for Thanksgiving, my family and I go down to North Carolina to visit my grandparents. Every other year, my aunt visits from Germany, which is really nice. However, this year we’ll all be having a Zoom Thanksgiving. – Patterson Summers, Class of 2023

My family and I always watch the Thanksgiving football game, and we always do Thanksgiving crafts with my younger cousins. My favorite Thanksgiving food is the green bean casserole and pecan pie.Sydney Townsend, Class of 2022

On Thanksgiving every year, we put up the Christmas tree together. – Noelia McCaffery, Class of 2023

My favorite Thanksgiving food is turkey.John Shledon, Class of 2022

My favorite Thanksgiving foods are sweet potato casserole and bacon wrapped sausages (which is a family tradition). My favorite activity is playing a big family game of backyard football. We see my dad’s side of the family on Thanksgiving, and since we don’t see them on Christmas, we also celebrate Christmas. We call it Thanksmas. We eat Thanksgiving food and open Christmas presents.Lucy Edwards, Class of 2022

Our family always plays card games after we eat! We always change it up for each year, like last year, we played Apples to Apples, and in past years, we’ve played Uno. – Ben Gozzi, Class of 2023

We go to my grandparents and have cousins over for Thanksgiving.- Julie Brady, Class of 2022

I enjoy turkey and rolls. Most years, I enjoy going to my grandparent’s house with cousins, but because of COVID, we will be staying home and having dinner with just my family!Emma Blankenship, Class of 2024

We always have a turkey-shaped butter sculpture. – Ellie Pippenger, Class of 2023

Mashed potatoes and Mac and Cheese are my favorite Thanksgiving foods. My favorite activity is probably eating.Sreeman Venigalla, Class of 2022