Students tell us what they’re ‘Thankful For’

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Fifth annual ‘Thankful Fors’ from Bossier Parish student letters

It’s a yearly tradion for the Press-Tribune where we ask Bossier Parish students at a school to submit letters each Thanksgiving where they tell us them what they’re thankful for.

This year is our fifth anniversary of “Thankful Fors” and we had students from Princeton Elementary, Kingston Elementary, and Central Park Elementary. [Ed.’s Note: these are published as submitted]

I am thankful for having such good teachers! -James, fifth grade, Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for my teacher Mrs. Milton and I am thankful for my Mom, Dad, and GOD. -Jesseca,  fifth grade, Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for Jesseca for helping me with my AR reading. -Cameron, fifth grade, Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for Jesus, God, and my family.  –Karsyn Best, Third Grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for people.  –Spencer Campbell, Third Grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for family and food.  –Alexis Carlisle, Third Grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for our soldiers.  –Katelyn Carr, Third Grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for family and friends.  –Makayla Conly, Third Grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my family.  –Hayden Curlis, Third Grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for freedom and schools.  –Osayd Darkhalil, Third Grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for food and family.  –Jake Dewey, Third Grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for family and friends.  –Sadie Emerson, Third Grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for how much my dad works for me and my family and I’m thankful for Jesus.  –Elia Garcia, Third Grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my family, friends, and freedom.  –Kylie Gunderson, Third Grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for Jesus, my family, and my pets.  –Cami Holthaus, Third Grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my family, my friends, the Lord, and my teachers especially Ms. Sellers and Mrs. McDonald.  –Breanna Launius, Third Grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for the people who fight in wars for our freedom.  –Alijah McCullough, Third Grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for family and Jesus.  –Isabella Nall, Third Grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for who I am and for my family, pets, friends, and teachers.  –Kaylani Perez, Third Grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for food, water, plants, and my family.  –Carter Puckitt, Third Grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my family and God.  –Maddie Ramsey, Third Grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my friends and family.  –Paige Tran, Third Grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my family and my teachers.  –Brandon Williams, Third Grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for Ms. Sellers, our school, my friends, and my family.  –Matthew Wright, Third Grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful my family and for my students. –Ms. Sellers, Third Grade Teacher, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my dog because he is playful.  I am thankful for my family and my school. – J.W.

I am thankful for many things.  First, I am thankful for my mom because I love her.  Next, I am thankful for my sister because I love her.  I am thankful for my dad because I love him. – Q.B.

I am thankful for many things.  First, I am thankful for my mom because she is always there for me.  Next, I am thankful for my aunt and cousin because they always stick with us.  I am thankful for my teacher because she teaches us about the water cycle. – E.A.

I am thankful for my mother for taking me to the fair.  Next, I am thankful for my Dad.  My dad bought me a hover board.  Finally, I am thankful for my friend Jonie.  He is so smart. – T.W.

I am thankful for my friends because they help me.  I am thankful for my mom because I love her.  I am thankful for my brother because he plays with me. – J.W.

I am thankful for my best friend Ty because we always play tag. – B.D.

I am thankful for my family because they make me feel happy.  I am thankful for my friends because they cheer me up when I’m sad.  Finally, I’m thankful for my teacher.  If it weren’t for her I wouldn’t learn what she taught.  -K.W.

I am thankful for my house, my dog, my mom, my papa, my dad, my sister, my grandma, my aunts and my football team. -J.D. Central Park Elementary

I am thankful for many things. First, my teacher because she give me hard work and make me smart. Next, my family because they cooks good food. Finally, I’m thankful for my aunt because she takes care of me. -D.M. Central Park Elementary

I am thankful for mom and daddy and friends but mostly my family. -A.F. Central Park Elementary

I am thankful for my school and my class. -E.K. Central Park Elementary

I am thankful for my mom and my dad and my sister and my brother because they love me so so so much. I love them too. -K.B. Central Park Elementary  

I am thankful for my dad because every time I ask him can we go outside and go down the street, he says yes. -M.R. Central Park Elementary

I am thankful for my family because they feed me food and my dad let me swim and let me go to the mall and my friend’s house. -J.J. Central Park Elementary

I am thankful for God because in my darkest times he helps me, my friends, my family, veterans, Ms. Willis, and Mrs. Lillich. –Julia Allen, 5th grade Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for my friends, my family & their love for me, my dogs & cats, having food & a roof over my head, my sweet neighbors, my supportive teachers, police officers, firefighters, doctors, nurses, and the military. –Allison Mcgowen, 5th grade Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for my parents for working hard to provide food & shelter for me, God because he forgives, Ms. Willis because she helps me, my sister, Piper, who cheers me up when I’m sad, my brother Kagen, my friends, my grandparents, and the veterans who fought in the Revolutionary War for our rights. –Riley Harsson, 5th grade Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for my mom, my dogs & cats, a roof over my head, my teacher, my sisters who are always there for me, my grandmaw who cooks the best things, my loving & supportive dad, and my best friends, Riley, Mya, and Julia. –Kenzie Emes, 5th grade Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for my friends and family. Brigham Shuler, 5th grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my friends and family. Maddie Allen, 5th grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for God, family, friends. Mikayla Mondello, 5th grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my heavenly father who has died on the cross for my sin. Lauren Wheeler, 5th grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for life and all the other great things I have in life. Megan Phillips, 5th grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for living because I would not be here if I was not born. Hunter Haynes, 5th grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for Jesus dying on the cross. Cash McClellan, 5th grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for the people who have served our country in the military. Zachary Cryer, 5th grade,Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my friends, and family. Brenton Bergeron, 5th grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my family, friends, pets, the people love me, pets, and everything. Sabina Lucius, 5th grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for that we have food, families, and houses because some people don’t have things I have. Isabella Hopson, 5th grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for God giving us friends to hang out with. Lleyton Sanders, 5th grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for life because right now I would not be alive. Noemi Pazos, 5th grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for the men and women serving for our country. They make me feel safe so I am thankful for the men and women serving. Jason Nall, 5th grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my family and the US army for fighting for our country. Abigail Murphy, 5th grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my life on this earth. Finn Coker, 5th grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my aunt who is in heaven. She died last year from cancer. Payton Prichard, 5th grade, Kingston Elementary

I’m thankful for food. because without food we would starve. Peyton Tucker, 5th grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for all the U.S. military soldiers. Michael Sinclair, 5th grade, Kingston Elementary

I am Thankful for my friends, family, and Jesus Christ. Zane Stevens, 5th grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my home, family and relatives. They give me everything like food and entertainment. Home gives me a place to stay and live properly. Noah Alcala, 5th grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for having the right to believe in God. Parker Post, 5th grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for me being able to go to school because without education our lives would be different. Brailey Bishop, 5th grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for the people care about me. Jaleigh Thomas, 5th grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my family and God. Connor Hostnick, 5th grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my family, Cubs winning the World Series, and the holidays. -Cole Basham, 4th Grade Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for Miss Johnston, Mrs. Garrett, Mrs. Pollock, my family, and friends. -Ava Chambers, 4th Grade Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for Arkansas Razorbacks, the Texas Rangers, Alex Collins,  and my family. -Cooper Mason, 4th grade Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for food, oxygen, and water.- Nicholas Zimmerman, 4th Grade Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my family, my home, and Miss Johnston, Mrs. Pollock, Mrs. Garrett, and my life. -Mikayela Sanchez,  4th Grade Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for having Mrs. Pollock and Miss Johnston as my teachers, allowing Thanksgiving to be a holiday, and my family. -William Buckner, 4th Grade Elementary

I am thankful for electricity, Presidency, and a good education. -Sarah Mouton, 4th Grade Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my family, hunting, God, and having Miss Johnston as my teacher. -Tripp Gleason, 4th Grade Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for games, books, my sense of humor, being in the 4th Grade, candy, computers, and ice cream. Raheem Coleman, 4th Grade Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for life, nature, God, my family, Dak Prescott, John Cena, and Snapchat. -Carlie Jo Robinson, 4th Grade Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my family, the Cubs winning the World Series, the Dallas Cowboys, Miss Johnston, Texas Longhorns, God,  and pizza. – D’Carlo Cordova

I am thankful for Miss Johnston, my family, fried chicken, hunting, Ava, my livestock, money I won at the Fair, God, and school. -Makayla Reyenga, 4th Grade Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for school, my family, books, and my glasses. Haylie Cross, 4th Grade Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for the Cubs, french fries, horses, Carlie Jo, basketball,  country music, Christ, and YOU! -Ava Moore, 4th Grade Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for the Texas Longhorns, my entire family, my dogs, my cats, my goat, my X-Box, D’Carlo, and being born. -Jacob Tyra, 4th Grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for horses, family, Ava Moore, Carlie Jo, all my friends, and my 2 wonderful teachers, and God. -Rebecca Bolton, 4th Grade Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for water, friends, family, God. -Corbin Nash, 4th Grade Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for medicine, family, church, God, animals, friends, police, firefighters, and freedom. -Megan Johnson, 4th Grade Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my life, my family, food, water, Miss Johnston, Mrs. Pollock, God, church, clothing, and me still living. -Bethany Posey, 4th Grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my family and friends. -Brayden Gibson, 4th Grade Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for family, good education, service members, God, and freedom. -Kade Bryant. 4th Grade Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for Jesus dying on the cross and my family. -Addisyn Hoff, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for Christ, shelter, education, family and freedom. -Amos Gray, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for my mom and dad always helping me with things that I need help with like, homework, spelling and studying. -Jaylen Carey, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary

I am thankful my teacher, family, friends and house. -Landon Gilcrease, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for everything I have. -Elizabeth Erlund, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for God, his creations, his accomplishments, and everything he has given me in this world. -Aubrey Williams, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for God putting me in this world. -Damarys Gonzalez, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for food to eat and God loving me. -Aiden Thompson, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for the shelter that I have and for Jesus dying on the cross and for the soldiers who protect our country. -Jacob Bush, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for the people in the army that fight battles for us, knowing they are risking their lives but still do it for our country. -Halaina Fohl, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for education and what it brought me here today. I am also thankful that my teachers and my house plus the roof over my head and God.  -Brennen Causey, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for those who risk their lives to save me and my family and God. -Grace Halcumb, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for food. -Landon Wilson, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary


I am thankful for God sending his one and only son to die on the cross for us. -Chloe Stanfield, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary


I am thankful for everybody that is in my life, mostly for my uncle Bobby. -Carter Malone, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary


I am thankful for my family and freedom, school, my teacher, and everything. -Jordan Monroe, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary


I am thankful for Jesus and the Holy Bible and to be free. -Clayton Collins, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for the military people who fight to protect us. -Conner Scott, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for my freedom to live life how I want. -Katelyn Baker, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for the parents that I have, a roof over my head, all the food I get to eat, that I get to go to school. -Bryson Hinkie, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for our police officers, fire fighters, the army, the air force, and the military for saving our country and believing in us. -Malloree Childress, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for everything that I have, my parents letting me play football, friends, teachers, a family that loves me and a roof over my head. -Kason Bates, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for an educational community. -Mason Decarr, fourth grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my family. -Jannah Carter, fourth grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for myself. -Abigail Aldrich, fourth grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my family. -Gracie Knefely, fourth grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my daily food. -Kasen Irby, fourth grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for the earth. -Caden Staggs, fourth grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for our freedom and our rights. -Kate Atherton, fourth grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my family. -Baylee Calvert, fourth grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for hunting. -Thomas Allen, fourth grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my new school and friends. -DJ Ishman, fourth grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for my family. -Talmage Wright, fourth grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for God. -Hallie Dewey, fourth grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for glasses so I can see. -Gwen Pearson, fourth grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for having a nice school. -Jacob Wood, fourth grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for a home to live in. -Griffin Sibley, fourth grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for happiness and God. -Ethan Tidwell, fourth grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for whoever invented ice cream. -Lexi Polinard, fourth grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for religious freedom. -Jackson Vickers, fourth grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for everything. -Rion Roddy, fourth grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for all of us being here in this beautiful world. -Chase McLaurin, fourth grade, Kingston Elementary

I am thankful for being able to go to school, for my mom, my dad, my brother and my whole family. -Justin W., Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for having a mom and having a play station. -Max R., Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for my family and Jesus Christ for dying on the cross. -Adrian B., Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for my little sister, my big sister, my brothers and my moms and dads. -Morgan H., Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for God. -Annabelle Church, fourth grade, Kingston Elementary

I am most thankful for Jesus dying on the cross for us because we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for him. Evan Hunt Princeton 5th grade

I am most thankful for God giving us everything we need to survive and letting us live on his land. Autumn Stacy Princeton 5th grade

I am most thankful for God blessing us with the resources we need and the men and women putting their life on the line for you and me to have freedom. Brayden Stovall Princeton 5th

I am most thankful for my family and my home that has food and water. Ella Vickers Princeton 5th

I am thankful for my family being together at the same time in the same place and getting to celebrate. Chloe Hanks 5th grade Princeton

I am thankful for my family and Jesus. Ansley Houston 5th grade Princeton Elem.

I am thankful for the knowledge my teachers give me. Kaden Cash 5th Princeton

I’m most thankful for my family because they’re there for me when I need them. Kayleigh Goss 5th Princeton

I am thankful for my family always being there with me whenever I need them. Lawson Moock 5th Princeton Elementary

I am most thankful for my home because I almost lost it.  Meredith Hebert, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary

I am most thankful for my friends and family. Carter Panton, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary

I am most thankful for my life and what I have. Alexys Brown, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for GOD and that he gave his life to give me mine. McKenzie Rollins 5th grade, Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for all of the food I get. And families getting together. Zach Ramsey 5th grade, Princeton Elementary                               

I am most thankful for the time we get with friends and family and when we help each other when help is needed. Brett Mcglasson, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary

I am most thankful for having a family and friend and that I have food and clothes and that I am alive and that we are happyyyyyyyyy. Madison Egans.  5th grade,  Princeton Elementary

I am most thankful for having a loving family, great food, great shelter. Cameron Nevels, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary

I am thankful for my family and friends, also all the food we eat.  Christopher Ontiveros, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary

I’m Thankful that I am alive, have shelter, friends and Family. Briar Glaze, 5th grade, Princeton Elementary School.

I am so thankful for having my whole family being at my nana’s house. Samuel Champlain 5th grade Princeton Elementary.