Students travel to celebrate Thanksgiving traditions
Students at BSM celebrate Thanksgiving with many different traditions in many unique places. Whether they spend their holiday traveling around the US or staying in the Twin Cities, students make sure to keep family traditions alive each year.
Junior Grace Bauer travels across the country to Naples, Florida to celebrate Thanksgiving in a warmer climate. “My family enjoys to Florida because it gives us a warm and beautiful place to spend time together outside of our home back in Minnesota. On Thanksgiving Day, we like to go to the beach in Naples and share what we are thankful for,” Bauer said.
Sophomore Mitchell Dokman stays in the metro area to celebrate Thanksgiving at their grandma’s house. “For Thanksgiving, my immediate family goes to my grandma’s house in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. I love going to my grandma’s because she makes really good food,” Dokman said.
Senior Sydni Dailey has a unique way of celebrating Thanksgiving. “My grandparents own a restaurant in Stillwater. My family drives up to Stillwater for Thanksgiving to the restaurant and goes crazy in the kitchen. The restaurant is closed, so we get to use all sorts of ingredients and tools in the restaurant to make the best meal ever,” Dailey said.
Senior Jordan Stanke and her family head out east to New Jersey to celebrate the holiday. “My mom’s side of the family lives in New Jersey, so all of my family meets at her house for Thanksgiving. I love going there because I get to see my cousins and other relatives I don’t see very often and spend quality time with them,” Stanke said.