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Students Give Thanks
Students, faculty and staff came together Nov. 22 for the school's annual Thanksgiving Mass, an opportunity for all to share what they are thankful for and also to welcome Jimmy Macalinao, SJND's campus minister, to his new post as deacon at St. Joseph's Basilica. .
Alexa Martinez '14 spoke about being thankful for her best friend since kindergarten, Marissa Quinones '14, "because she understands me and knows me better than anyone else."
Freshman Mary Carmen Reid gave thanks for her siblings, especially her sister, Isabela Reid '14, who she also called "my best friend." Alex Fisher-Wagner '16 said he was thankful for the teachers at SJND, especially Mr. Rhatigan and Ms. Johnson. Will Keane '14 and Jack Keane '16 gave thanks for their family - and for the tradition of Thanksgiving that continues to bring them together each year.
Father George Alengadan gave thanks for becoming pastor this year at St. Joseph Basilica and said to the students, "I am thankful for all of you."