Post Oak Students get in the Thanksgiving Spirit
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, people are getting in the spirit by playing Thanksgiving-themed games and remembering what they are grateful for.
Each year, the Post Oak students and faculty come together the week before Thanksgiving break to celebrate the holiday and get in the Thanksgiving spirit.
The Monday before break, students spend half of the day playing themed games, competing in volleyball tournaments, and remembering what they’re thankful for. It’s a tradition known as QuadFest. It was named for the infamous Post Oak Quad, the field which separates the middle and high school and is home to many fun-filled and intense volleyball and football games.
This year, the day for the legendary pre-Thanksgiving QuadFest celebration was Monday, Nov. 16. For many, this celebration is an opportunity to wind down and begin to relax before going into the week-long holiday. Students arrived at school dressed in their Post Oak spirit attire ready to play games and spend some much-needed relaxation time.
Although students had to attend classes in the morning, the afternoon was completely dedicated to the QuadFest celebration. As I went from class to class, I could sense the other students’ excitement and eagerness.
Once classes were finished, students piled out to the Quad and the patio to enjoy a nice catered lunch from a local sandwich shop. There were students and faculty on hand to help hand out lunches and direct them to either seating area.
After lunch, it was time for the activities to begin! Students were split into groups and then told to go either inside for bingo and a thankfulness activity or to stay outside for volleyball. My group was told to stay outside for volleyball. Although I’m not the greatest at volleyball, I still managed to be a valuable asset to my team.
After volleyball, the teams switched. Once inside, my group participated in a very Thanksgiving-appropriate activity. We wrote down things that we were thankful for and put them in the jar with our name on it. If someone was thankful for something pertaining to another student, they could put that slip of paper in that person’s jar.
We then played a few rounds of Thanksgiving bingo just in time for the volleyball finals, the end of the celebration, and the end of the school day. The celebration was a success and just what the faculty and students of Post Oak needed to get in the Thanksgiving spirit.
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