Beaver Tales Staff gives thanks

November 25, 2020

Rachael Hajec: I am thankful for my friends and family this year. With the pandemic, it can be difficult to stay connected to the people you love; however, even just checking in with a quick FaceTime call or text is very pleasing especially around this time of year.

Hannah Smrcka: I am thankful for my friends and family and the things we have all still been able to accomplish this year amid the growing tensions among us all; my teachers who haven’t given up on our educations even when they could have; the widespread creation of all forms of art, especially music. I am thankful for the people we have all become and the sense of community we have tried to develop while separated. Also, my dogs Kramer and Leo!

Skylar Beckford: 2020 has been crazy, and it’s really changed my views on a lot of things. I’ve started appreciating the people around me more, especially my friends and family. Without them, I don’t think I would’ve been able to tackle 2020. I’m also thankful for my adorable dog, and all the sweet moments we’ve shared together this year.

Haeleigh Bayle: Although this year has been a rough one, I am thankful for so many things. Over the course of the whole pandemic I have become so much more thankful for my family, as we were given the chance to spend more time together. I am thankful that I was able to have a cross country season amidst all of the chaos, because I severely needed some normalcy. I am also grateful for the memories, the laughs, and the jokes that my family/friends and I created over this whole year about everything going on in general. Another thing that I am thankful for are all of the new friends I was able to make this year, as they have all made me so much happier. I am eternally grateful for the friends I called over the summer and quarantine, as they brought many smiles to my face. Lastly, I am grateful for the fact that none of my family members have been impacted by the virus, and that we are all safe, happy, and healthy.

Hannah Chelton: First and foremost I am thankful for my family and friends. They are always there for me when I need them for advice and help. I’m also thankful for my good health because there are some people that are battling cancer and life-threatening diseases. Lastly, I’m thankful for a home and a bed to sleep in because home is a place to call my own.

Gabrielle Troyer: I am thankful For everything I have: sports, family, coaches, friends, etc. I love everything I have done this year as a whole even though it wasn’t the greatest year ever. I was thankful for the stuff I got to do this year. I was thankful that we had sports and spending time with family, too. I was happy with going to school.

Samariana Pena: This year I’m thankful for my boyfriend, friends, and family. They have helped me get through this year and many other things, and I thank them for that, and I’m glad I have them in my life.

Sylvia Elmquist: This year I am thankful for my great friends. I have a great group that all gets along. I’m also thankful for my parents because they haven’t kicked me out yet. I’m also thankful for my grandma because she has been a great role model for me.

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