Each year when the air starts getting crisp and the leaves begin to change, the Student Council at Owensboro High School plans the annual Thanksgiving baskets, a tradition that flows through the halls, students, faculty, and staff at the school.
During the week of Thanksgiving break, student council officers and representatives gather after school before departing to Walmart to grocery shop. Most students work in groups to find all the items needed for the Thanksgiving baskets. All of the Thanksgiving essentials are collected such as green beans, corn, mashed potatoes and ham. After collecting the food, they return to the high school to assemble the baskets.
This annual tradition is something student council members look forward to doing each year because it provides an opportunity to be with friends while also serving students in their school community. It reminds everyone of all the things they have to be thankful for this season, according to several student council members.
About the writer: Julia Kimbrell is a senior at Owensboro High School. Being student body vice president, cheerleader, yearbook editor, and an involved member of her community is what keeps her on her toes. She thrives on Jesus, dogs, fall weather and power naps.