“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” – William Blake
Year after year at NIS, the bonds between students are strengthened and solidified as they grow and matriculate from one grade to the next. This year, on Thanksgiving Day, classes celebrated by sharing food and expressing their gratitude for one another.
One class in particular, felt a little extra special. The G11A-CC class decided to change things up a bit. You see, unlike the main tradition of each class hosting a dish party, this year the Junior class threw a huge (I mean gigantic) dish party; complete with a massive butterball turkey!
They brought in enough food to satiate the hunger of a small village (for real!). In the beauty and celebration of giving, they shared their food with each other and with whoever they saw: teachers and students from within and without their classroom walls. They brought the school together through food and gratitude.
It was a day of joy for everyone on campus, not only because of how thankful we were for each other; for our NIS community, but because everyone followed in the example the Juniors set and tore down the classroom walls and shared as much and as little as they had with everyone else. This is definitely a day that will not be forgotten. It’s one for the archives.
“Being in my class with my friends, it never felt more like home as it did on that day,” said Mortada.
On that day, everyone was family.