Falling into Thanksgiving Break


Pictured left to right: Eric Davis, Ivy Allen, Kim Flores, Logan White, and Greg Beemon.

Sydni Goldman, Staff Writer

Thanksgiving: the day to stuff your face, be with loved ones, and be thankful for what you have. The first Thanksgiving was three days long in autumn of 1621. This feast included fifty Pilgrims and ninety Wampanoag Indians. Now, families typically have Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November and have a meal with their family only.

Many people have different thoughts when they hear the word “Thanksgiving.”

Some may think of food galore; others may think of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Thoughts about Black Friday sales may be dancing in the heads of others while they prepare for Christmas.

Students at Pelahatchie High School are on the edge of their seats as they wait for the final bell to ring before they have a whole week off. A few students were surveyed and asked “What do you have planned during your Thanksgiving break?”

Kim Flores, a sophomore at Pelahatchie, answered, “My family from Texas is coming to eat with us.”

Greg Beemon, also a sophomore at Pelahatchie, replied, “I’m probably eat, chill with my friends, and go hunting.”

Ivy Allen, a junior at Pelahatchie, said, “I’m going to be sleeping a lot and going to my grandparent’s to eat.”

Eric Davis, also a junior at Pelahatchie, answered, “I’m going to my Grandma and Grandpa’s in Yazoo.”

Tamkeria Gibson, a senior at Pelahatchie, replied, “I’m gonna go to my Dad’s house, chill with my family, and have fun.”

Logan White, also a senior at Pelahatchie, said, “I’m going hunting, working, and hanging out with my family.”

The Pelahatchie Chiefs will return from Thanksgiving Break on November 27. When students return, they will begin to work towards exams before Christmas break.