Youngsters pause to give thanks

What's On Your Mind

November 25, 1999

Last time, we asked: What are you most thankful for this Thanksgiving and why? Students at Burleigh Manor Middle School in Ellicott City responded.

I am thankful for many things this Thanksgiving. One is my grandfather's health. He was having some trouble earlier this year, and I am very happy that he is healthy now. I am also thankful that my family has enough money to be able to live a happy life.

Amanda Hill, seventh grade

I am most thankful for my family and my friends. I am thankful for my family because they are always nice to me. I always love having them at Thanksgiving. This is what I am thankful for.

Andy Wilhelm, seventh grade

I'm most thankful for music, the universal language which will last longer than any girl.

John Farley, seventh grade

This Thanksgiving, I am most thankful for my family because I would not have a education and a home to live in.

Bryan Kim, seventh grade

This year, I am most thankful for my family. My grandparents, who live in a small town in Connecticut, are hosting my family for Thanksgiving. I am very proud of them because their age never prevented them from working as hard as they could.

Frank Tisano, seventh grade

This Thanksgiving, I'm most thankful for [the fact] that I have food and shelter and for my girlfriend, Meghan.

Dan Cuppels

I am thankful for my family this Thanksgiving. This is because they take care of me and they are very nice. They're also funny and fun to be around.

Matt Loppatto

If I had to choose what I'm most thankful for, it would be a tie between my cat and going to see my grandparents. I'm thankful for my cat because he's a good friend. I'm thankful for seeing my grandparents because I don't see them much and it's nice to visit.

Anna Lee, seventh grade

One thing that I'm thankful for this Thanksgiving is my family. I am thankful for my family because they are my support. Any time I need someone to talk to, there is my mom. And anytime I need support with gymnastics, there is my dad. Last, my brother is the best!

Ashton Yavorski, seventh grade

I'm thankful for my family this Thanksgiving. This is because they take care of me and are all very nice. Also, they are funny and fun to be with. This is what I am most thankful for on Thanksgiving this year.

Drew Seker, seventh grade

This Thanksgiving, I am most thankful for my family. Without my family, I wouldn't have a home, and I wouldn't have as good an education.

Greg Eden, seventh grade

I am most thankful for my family and the food that I have to eat. I am thankful for the food on the table because some families don't have food to eat, but our family is lucky enough to have food.

Stephen Klestinec, seventh grade

I am most thankful for my family because I can live a great life and go a long way with my life.

Andy Finamore, seventh grade

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for my family and friends because there is always somebody there for me when I am down. My family and friends were encouraging and giving me a lift when I need one.

Kirah Yen, sixth grade

This Thanksgiving, I am most thankful for my friends. Coming to a new school (out of district) was not easy. Because of my [new] friends, this school year isn't as hard. This is why I am thankful for my friends this Thanksgiving.

Jenna Betts, sixth grade

I am thankful for my family because a family is very special.

Sam Piland, sixth grade

What I am most thankful for is my dogs, cats and my family. Especially my dad, even though he's in Mississippi.

Chuck Ford, sixth grade

This Thanksgiving, I am most thankful for shelter and food because it is getting cold outside and I won't freeze and go hungry.

Chris Danner

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for my house, family and friends. I am thankful for my house because without it I would be very cold and probably would not be able to survive very long. I am thankful for my family and friends because I cannot survive without them.

Michael Fick, sixth grade

I am most thankful for Emma, my 2-year-old sister. I can't think how boring my life would be without her. She is a real joy in my life. She makes me laugh almost every day. I am very thankful for Emma.

Elliot Krasnopoler, sixth grade

I am thankful for the food I have to eat and for my life I live. Also, the house I live in and my family.

Patrick Calkins, sixth grade

What I am most thankful for is everything I have because most people don't respect what they have.

Negil Chacko, sixth grade

This Thanksgiving, I am most thankful for all the food that's going to go in my belly on that night. I am thankful for that because some families don't even have enough money to even have a Thanksgiving.

D. Mechanic, seventh grade

Pub Date: 11/25/99

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