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What are you thankful for?

By Trana Addel and Isabella Estrada

The Oak Leaf asked several students and staff members what they were thankful for this Thanksgiving season. Here are their responses.  Photos by Trana Addel and Isabella Estrada

Elma Tudjinovic, sophomore

TA Elma Tudjinovic

“I’m thankful for my parents and how supportive the are. They support me no matter what and they want me to be better and they want to support everything I do. Whatever interests I have, they support it. Basically I’m thankful for my parents.”

Huruma Zulu, freshman

TA Huruma Zulu

“I’m thankful for my family and life.”

Lizzie Fraser, sophomore

TA Lizzie Fraser

“I’m thankful for my family, my friends, my education, where I live, and the internet.”

 Obsitu Jamie, sophomore

TA Obsitu Jamie

“I’m really thankful for my family and friends because they really get me through life and if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t even be here.”

Do Hyun Kim, junior

TA Do Hyun Kim

“I’m thankful for my friends because they always have my back and I can turn to them whenever I need them.”

Miriam Lenhardt, English teacher

TA Lenhardt

“I’m so grateful for my family above and beyond everything else, and my students, and a wonderful job and I feel very lucky to live the life that I live in such great health.”

 Asia Chhon, freshman

IE Asia Chhon

“I’m thankful for my mom and my dad and a home.”

 Stephen Burnett, better known as Coach B

TA Coach B

“What am I thankful for? I’m thankful for the kids at Alameda High… I’m thankful for my family, my kids and my grandkids.”

Judith Dimalanta, junior

TA Judith Dimalanta

“I’m thankful for my family because they made a lot of sacrifices for me. They’ve done a lot for me and I just need to learn to be more appreciative of them.”

Brian Lee, senior

TA Brian Lee

“I am thankful for my friends and family.”

Coach Brad Thomas, PE teacher

TA Thomas

“There are a lot of things I’m thankful for, I’m thankful for my health. God has blessed me in so many wonderful ways and I’m thankful for all that I have. I’m thankful for my job. I get to work with young people all the time and it keeps me young.”

Fernando Alvarez, senior

Fernando Alvarez by TA

“I am thankful for my family and friends for making a special dinner. And Black Friday.”

Maria Lopez, senior

TA Maria Lopez

“I am thankful for my family for food for school and I’m especially thankful to have thanksgiving so I could spend time with my family.”

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