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Thanksgiving – with a Twist

By Ella Mahlman

JUPITER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, November 15, 2023 Sophomore, Sebastian Cabrera, shares his family’s unique traditions during Thanksgiving.  

Sebastian’s mother is from Columbia and his father is from the Dominican Republic. So, when it comes to the holidays they celebrate in a little more of a unique way and make some unique foods. Sebastian shared that his mother cooks a lot of Hispanic dishes, and the family implements these dishes into many of their holiday traditions.  

Sebastian said that his family meets at his family’s house or his aunt’s house for an intimate family dinner. The family eats an earlier dinner so that afterward they can spend time together and play games. They have done this for years and have such a fun time with their family and create many memories. For food, the Cabrera family puts together a big meal for the group. The meal consists of traditional Thanksgiving foods and some Hispanic foods. “My family makes a meal that is mixed with some traditional Thanksgiving food and some Hispanic foods, like empanadas.” Sebastian’s favorite traditional Thanksgiving food is mashed potatoes and gravy. Sebastian’s favorite Hispanic food that his mother makes is her empanadas. “She makes them every year for Thanksgiving.”  

Sebastian said that he is very thankful for the many memories that he has formed with his family during Thanksgiving. He will cherish these memories forever. Sebastian explained that he loves spending time with his family during Thanksgiving and that it is the most important part of the holiday. He also loves to help his mother and aunt cook and spend time with his cousins and play games. Thanksgiving is also important to him because he gets to express his gratitude and what he is thankful for, which is his family.  

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Hopefully, everyone had a great Thanksgiving break and had a great time with family and loved ones.

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Ella Mahlman
Class of 2025 Student Journalist
Gabriella Mahlman is one of the student reporters here at Jupiter Christian’s "The Beak." Gabriella, also known as Ella, is a junior and will graduate in 2025. Gabriella moved here from Minnesota after living there her whole life. Gabriella’s favorite and only sport is volleyball. She has played since she was in kindergarten and loves it. She plays for JCS and Side Out Volleyball Club. Gabriella loves sports and watches lots of volleyball and football. Her favorite is to watch college sports. Gabriella’s favorite subject to report on for "The Beak" is sports along with student life. Gabriella’s favorite vacation spot is Punta Cana, as she loved the beaches there and went snorkeling. Gabriella's favorite Bible verse is Psalm 46:5, “God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.”
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