High School Students Celebrate the True Meaning of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving traditionally marks the time of year when families gather to give thanks and to celebrate their good fortune. To keep this event alive here in Shekou, the high school student council organized its second annual Thanksgiving potluck dinner on Friday night, replete with roast turkey, all the trimmings, and spiced up with exotic fare from all over the world.
The abundant cuisine truly reflected the international flavor —and generosity – of our community. Students set up two enormous tables of food in the Parkside foyer, and happily feasted, laughed, and shared food from around the world. After dinner, students either watched a movie in the auditorium or played sports on the rooftop court at Bayside.
It is heartening to note that, in addition to creating a night of fun for themselves, the students also helped to distribute extra turkey and food to homeless and disabled people the following day. By virtue of the smiles on the faces of the people they touched this weekend, we know that the true meaning of “Thanksgiving” was shared in Shekou once again this year.
Student Council is charged with making sure that the four years our young adults spend at SIS are meaningful as well as memorable. In that regard, the Thanksgiving Potluck was a huge success.
Many thanks to all who contributed to make this event possible: Mrs. Tracy Whetter, contributing parents, Ms. Kitty Chen, teacher chaperones, Mrs. Curtis, and Mr. Tuia. We couldn’t have done it without you!
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