In America it is approaching our national holiday of Thanksgiving. For many of my classmates it is just an excuse to get a couple of days off from school considering about 1/3 of them come from areas outside of the USA. Since we are one big family here at McDonough we have an annual International Thanksgiving beforehand to enlighten our fellow classmates about the origins of our holiday as well as giving them a taste of some of our traditional foods.
We had roughly 75 students attend on a Sunday afternoon during the football games which is quite an accomplishment. We even had some of our exchange students attend so not only were they introduced to American culture but they were also introduced to the MSB culture of inclusion and education and collaboration.
It wasn't just a first for our international classmates but it was also a first for me. I roasted my first Thanksgiving turkey! I have grown a new appreciation for those who slave over the stove for hours but it seemed to work out well. It didn't explode like in Christmas Vacation and was pretty juicy (according to classmates). Overall a great time with great people.