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The Hawk Herald Giving Thanks

As November passes, we often surround ourselves in giving thanks. The staff at the Hawk Herald pauses to give thanks, individually.

“I am thankful for the privileged life that I am able to live. I can recognize that most people are not able to enjoy the simple things that I take for granted. Because of this, I try to give around the holiday season and volunteer throughout the year through miscellaneous service projects.” – Ben Christenson

“I am thankful for Forest Hills Eastern Choir. I have been a part of the program for the past 7 years and Eastern Singers for the past 3, and I have cherished every minute. From the amazing friends I have made over the years, to the Pentatonix songs we sing at practically every Eastern Singers concert, to the post-concert Applebee’s dinners, I love everything about choir. I am so grateful for the people I have met that I would never get to know otherwise, for Mrs. Blink for being an awesome teacher, and for starting each morning with one of my favorite activities: singing. The people and the music really make waking up at 5:45 am worth it.” – Jill Pierangeli

“I am so very thankful for all of my friends that support me in everything I do. They always support my crazy ideas and give me the encouragement that I need to get through every day. My friends have helped me make so many amazing memories that I will cherish forever. They’ve given me the security to know that I can go to them whenever I have a problem or need help. I love them more than anything, and I’m so thankful for all of them.” – Tara Kloostra

“In the chaos of day-to-day life, it is easy to forget to show gratitude to those who always support us. Often little things receive my gratitude  — the warm sunshine, heated seats in a cold car, maybe even a freshly sharpened Ticonderoga pencil or a new fine point purple Sharpie.  Sometimes, it is deeper than that. I work with the most amazing group of writers on the Hawk Herald Staff. Every day they walk into the room with ideas, overflowing positivity, and a desire to share stories.  When the sky is cloudy and grey, the energy of this team brightens not just the room, but my spirit. They lift each other up. Journalism is never easy. We write. We perseverate over word choice and comma placement. We kick-out stories and ideas. When I look each day at this group of talented young writers, my heart warms, and I feel immense gratitude for the willingness to write, revise, and write again. Thank you, Hawk Herald, and Happy Thanksgiving!” – Mrs. Barnes, Adviser