Check out how these kids showed their spirit this Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is a holiday all about gratitude and community — and this year, students across the Malverne and West Hempstead school districts had their own ways to celebrate.

Kindergarteners at Maurice W. Downing Primary School had their annual balloon parade, where children marched across the school holding colorful balloons in celebration of the holiday.

The students of Davison Avenue and Howard T. Herber Middle School gave back to their communities by organizing a food drive, which will go to the Interfaith Nutrition Network in Hempstead to help people struggling with food insecurity and homelessness.

Cornwall Avenue students handmade Thanksgiving-themed arts and crafts.

Regardless of their school or grade, students from all over made sure to show their Thanksgiving spirit!

—Nicole Formisano