MLES students reflect on what they’re thankful for

Mt Laurel Elementary School fourth graders Gabi Sumner and Lauren Crowson discussed what they were thankful for during their Thanksgiving lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 19. (Reporter Photo/Graham Brooks)

Mt Laurel Elementary School fourth graders Gabi Sumner and Lauren Crowson discussed what they were thankful for during their Thanksgiving lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 19. (Reporter Photo/Graham Brooks)

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

Mt Laurel–Mt Laurel Elementary School students gave a variety of answers as to why they were thankful this morning as they sat down to enjoy their Thanksgiving lunches on Wednesday, Nov. 19.

The MLES cafeteria was filled with parents, grandparents and other loved ones who came to enjoy a Thanksgiving lunch with their kids.

Third grader Marlea Mutert was enthusiastic when giving her answer of what she was thankful for.

“I’m thankful for God and my dad,” Mutert said as her mom chuckled at the answer.

“She’s always been a daddy’s girl.”

Other students gave similar answers when discussing what they were thankful for.

Fourth grader Lexi Redd was enjoying lunch with her father and friends and described what she was most thankful for.

“I’m thankful for my family and friends,” said Redd.

“And I’m thankful for my daughter,” echoed Guy Redd, Lexi’s father.

Students enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving meal for lunch as they ate turkey and dressing, sweet potato casserole, green beans and a roll.

Third graders Avery Robertson and Aurora Tipp both have appreciation for things that some people take for granted in life.

“I’m thankful for my friends, family and God,” said Tipp.

“I’m thankful for my life,” added Robertson with a smile.

MLES students will be out of school for the week of the 24th to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.