RHS Students Show Their Thankfulness
Althea Olsen, Veritas Editor-in-Chief
Thanksgiving is a joyful holiday used to celebrate friends, families, and of course the food that it set out onto the table during the celebration. In communities such as Rockland, some families struggle to find ways to give thanks during the holiday. Even something as simple as setting the dinner table can be a daunting task for some. During this Thanksgiving season, in order to give thanks back to your local community, here are some ways that you could make a difference and give thanks this holiday season.
- Donate nonperishable goods to a food pantry
Rockland High School is currently running a Turkey Trot to raise food for families during this Thanksgiving season. Until November 21, students were encouraged to bring in canned goods and nonperishable items to donate to the local food pantry. The class with the most items will receive points towards the class cup!
- Go through clothing and textile items at home and donate anything that is no longer needed to a local clothing bin or Salvation Army
- Participate in volunteer work at places such as the senior center
- Support the troops by creating care packages and letters
- Simply give thanks to an individual in your life; someone at school or a member of your family
When asking around the high school, students and faculty frequently respond that they are thankful for their friends, family, roof over their heads, cars, school, and the access to food. Below is a video made by WRPS and The Veritas asking students for their feelings about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.