Annual Feast Reflects on First Thanksgiving

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Fall festivities filled the halls of Waverly Avenue Elementary School as fifth-grade students enjoyed a feast of seasonal dishes prior to Thanksgiving as part of an ongoing building tradition. 

Before the feast began, fifth-graders read articles depicting key elements of the first Thanksgiving that occurred in 1621. The students learned that during the feast held by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians there was an abundance of venison, fish and corn and a variety of native fruits and berries. 

Across the district, students on each grade level participated in similar feasts where they reflected on the historic first Thanksgiving and enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving meal with their peers.