The Raider Review staff asked Silver Creek students and staff what they are thankful for this year. Here is what they had to say:
Responses may have been edited for clarity.
I’m thankful for my family’s health and my students’ enthusiasm!
Señor Cardott (Spanish Teacher)
I am thankful for my health and the health of the people who are closed to me. I am thankful that all of us are back to SC with good health. David Trang (Social Studies Teacher)
I am thankful for the support that my family, teachers and friends give. I am grateful that they always do their best to help me. Shreya Chitipeddi (Freshman)
I am thankful for the peaceful days. Melody Camat (Senior)
My husband’s cancer recovery ❤️ Ashley Ridout (Math Teacher)
I am so thankful to be back at school in person, to discuss the juicy details of books with students. Amanda Turkie (Librarian)
I’m thankful for my parents and what they have done for me, all the sacrifices that they have made and all the hard work that they have worked just to care for us. I’m really thankful for them and I really owe them everything. My friends are another thing to care about, I don’t know what I would do without them, they are there for me through my up and downs. They really shape me into a better person and help me succeed! Ethan Dang (Senior)
I am thankful for Jason Dang. He’s a wacky individual.
Jeremiah Galvez (Junior)
I’m thankful for my Golden Retriever Bozley!
Aasha Jain (Senior)
This year I am thankful for my mother, because she is a single mom and she does so much for me. I am also thankful for my stepfather because he has been the best father figure i have ever had. Anonymous (Sophomore)
I’m grateful to my family for everything they’ve done for me and all the love they’ve shown me. I’m truly thankful for school because it educated me well and provided me with new knowledge, and they also support me to be successful in the future. Anonymous (Sophomore)
I can go to school instead of studying online. Sara Vo (Freshman)
I am thankful for everything they have done especially with providing toilet papers, etc. Anonymous (Senior)
This year, I am thankful for my pc. It has definitely helped me through quarantine and kept me sane. Anonymous (Senior)
I am thankful for how well the school is doing despite social distancing. Anonymous (Freshman)
I’m thankful for having class in person [and] being able to see friends and family in person as well!
Pooja Chinthala (Senior)
I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to be able to have opportunity to be brought back to in person school. I am super grateful for my family, especially my mom. She is my partner in crime and helps make all event s we help plan out or go to fun. Oh and how could I forget, I am very grateful for the season of fall, Pumpkin spice, fall leaves, cold weather. All of it, we sometimes forget to be grateful for the season we are in. Dominique Quintana (Freshman)
I am thankful that sports have started along with this school year! I am also thankful for my family who comes to support me at all of my games. Shanta Joshi (Senior)
My friend who drives me to get Jamba Juice! Anonymous (Senior)
I am thankful for my new friends and for my younger sibling. Darius Dinh (Sophomore)
I’m thankful for the friends and family that have stuck around with me for so long, supporting my every decision and believing in me in everything I do. Without them, I don’t think I would’ve been able to make it till this day. Tiffany Nguyen (Freshman)
I am thankful to be able to be back in school and to see my friends finally after a year of zoom classes. It feels nice to be back. Mia Phillips (Sophomore)
I am really thankful for all my friends. Miles Weinberg (Sophomore)
I am thankful for books and friends. David Brodsky (English Teacher)
In the words of my mother and grandmothers, “I’m thankful to be living in my right mind!” Donnise Powell (School Site Social Worker)
I am thankful for all the behind-the-scenes people who keep things running to keep our homes warm, the water running, the electricity going, etc., but who get yelled at when things aren’t working. I appreciate that they make my life easier on a daily basis. Deedee Cargill (English Teacher)
I am grateful for my children , who bring me joy during tough times. I am grateful for my students, who make teaching a worthwhile experience. Leena Guttal (Math Teacher)
I’m so thankful to actually HEAR the groans and SEE the eye-rolls when [I] tell some of my reaallllly bad GEOKES in AP Human Geography.
Wil Henninger (Social Studies Teacher)
I am thankful for my cat, Bella! She welcomes me home everyday, politely asks (meows) for treats and is always comes running when I need her for hugs or kitty kisses!
Allan Roberts (Head Counselor)
I’m thankful for my family having good health. I’m also thankful for the legacy of resisting oppression and creating a more kind, equitable and environmentally sustainable world from elders that have left us this year.
Mr. Juarez Ruiz (Social Studies Teacher)
I am thankful for a relationship with God that fills me with peace, love, joy and a sound mind. I am thankful for my children and all the blessings and favor we have.
Judy Milner (Dance Teacher)
I am Thankful for my Students. Grace Perez-Vokt (Math Teacher)
Ms. Perez-Vokt’s students share what they are thankful for this year: