Bulldogs Brimming with Thankfulness


Brynn Yale, Reporter

In the past year, life has changed for most people. Some activities have been cancelled, most have changed, and some are coming back in a more improved version. Whatever direction our lives are taking, Lakeview students recognize that they still have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

This year, every fall sport had a full season of play. Even though one volleyball game was initially cancelled, the team was able to make it up at the end.

Sophomore Nolan Toth said,  “I am thankful for my teammates and coaches. The opportunity to be a part of a locker room creates a brotherhood that you know will always have your back and you will always have people to count on.”

This  Thanksgiving, most students are very thankful for their family and friends. Several students mention the many blessings they receive in their lives every day.

Junior Daylen Chapman said,  “For this Thanksgiving, I am thankful for a roof over my head, family, and friends. What I am most thankful for is to be able to spend time with my family this year for the holidays.”

Spending time with family members that were forced to be apart last year was high on the list of those surveyed. Especially for those families that generally plan large gatherings every year, to miss one year is a great disappointment.

Senior Rachel Campolito said, “I am thankful to be able to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family this year. Last year made it very difficult to enjoy the holidays, but this year we can finally celebrate all together.”

Many Lakeview families were affected by Covid infections, quarantines due to contract tracing, and worries of possible exposure. Just being healthy has taken on a heightened level of appreciation.

Senior Kylie Imes said, “This year, I am very thankful to have my happy and healthy family around this Thanksgiving to spend quality time together.”

Certainly, just being able to attend Lakeview is one of the greatest things that Bulldogs have to be thankful. Although we are a small school without all of the extra courses and activities that larger schools have, what we do have to offer is top quality and students are thankful to be prepared for life after high school.

Senior  Cole Travaglino said, “I am thankful for all the experiences and opportunities Lakeview High School gave me to help me experience the full high school experience. Also, the student, teachers, and faculty members have helped me prepare myself for college. Lastly, I am very thankful for all of my friends and memories that I had made.”

This time last year we were on shutdown and couldn’t see each other at all.  For some students who were on different days in the alternating schedule, they were apart the entire year until the end of March when the green schedule kicked in.

Senior Jaycob Whitmore said,  “I am very thankful for my friends, new and old. They have helped me through all of my ups and downs that life has thrown at me.”

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