Thanksgiving Traditions at Bishop’s

As students around campus prepare for the rush of the holidays, they take time to reflect on what makes Thanksgiving special to them. Whether it is spending time with family and friends, enjoying a plentiful feast, or engaging in fall festivities, every student has a different idea of what Thanksgiving means to them and the ones they love. However, one thing we all have in common is the love of a much needed break from the rigorous academic and extracurricular activities students engage in on a daily basis. Here are some student’s traditions and favorite parts about their Thanksgivings. 

“Eating and spending time my family.” -Ethan Kjos (‘22) .                                 

“Playing a pickup game of football in my backyard.” – Hunter Kates (‘22)


My family always hosts two Marines from Camp Pendleton at our house to spend Thanksgiving with us.” – Alex Scafidi (‘22)

“My family and I get up early and run the Turkey Trot, then go to brunch together.” – Kate Peterson (‘23)


“Baking Mexican wedding cookies with my mom; powdered sugar gets everywhere but it’s fine because our cookies are so good!” – Julia Bonaguidi (‘23)

“Making mashed potatoes with my mom.” – Jasmine Dabbas (‘21)                       

“Eating the turkey!” – Presley McDonald (‘22)

“I love eating cranberry sauce. I eat it straight.” – Kelly Slosar (‘21)


“My favorite part about Thanksgiving is getting to see my cousins who come down from LA because I get to spend the weekend with them.” – Yasi Henderson (‘22)