Thanksgiving Blessings

This Thanksgiving season, we are feeling especially thankful for our NDP community—the generous alumnae, parents and grandparents, parents of alumnae, faculty/staff, and friends who support our school. At the heart of our mission is our students. We are so Thanksgiving-Turkey-(002)grateful for each and every NDP student: past, present, and future.  In the spiriting of Thanksgiving, we asked our students and faculty/staff to reflect on what they are thankful for this year.

From our Upper Level Students:

As a freshman at NDP I am very thankful for all my friends and teachers that have helped me get started on my successful journey here at NDP. – Riley M. 22′

I am thankful for my friends and family who support me through everything. I am grateful for a roof over my head, drinkable water, my health, my education, and that I wake up every morning. I am also grateful for the little things that people do that may go unrecognized. – Madison S. ‘22

I’m grateful for the amazing opportunity that was given to me by attending NDP. – Isabella B. ‘22

I am thankful for all of my family, friends, and teachers! I am so grateful to be a part of this community, and I appreciate all the love and discussion that happens! – Brooke C. ‘20

I am thankful for the sisterhood that surrounds NDP and my amazing sisters who give a spirit to this place. – Caroline B. ‘20

I am thankful for my beautiful friends and family. They made me into the person I am today. – Leia Sofia M. ‘19

I am thankful for poetry and the way it whisks us away to consider deeper thoughts. – Annaliese J. ’19

From our Faculty and Staff:

God’s countless blessings on NDP for the past 145 years. – Sister Patricia McCarron, Headmistress

I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as an art teacher in a community with people who I consider my second family! – Christian Leitch, ML Art & Art Capstone Teacher

I’m grateful for our armed forces and their families. Without their sacrifice, we DSC_9458_edit.jpgwouldn’t be able to celebrate such holidays as Thanksgiving. – Alex Deisher, IT Support Specialist/Help Desk Manager

I am grateful for my husband, children, family, and friends who love me regardless of my many flaws and who challenge me to remember what is most important in life. I am also grateful for hugs, especially from my children! – Kristen Kinkopf, Major Gifts and Campaign Director

I am thankful for family time. – Kim DeMario, School Nurse

I’m thankful for new experiences, challenges, and wonderful new colleagues. – Jennifer Tarr, Director of Advancement

I am thankful for the generosity of this community! CCAP is able to provide support to so many programs because of your kindness and effort. I am thankful for the students who make me smile every day. I love being surrounded by young people who are enthusiastic about making the world a better place. – Pam Keffer, Library Aide

I am thankful for my son-in-law’s (Ben) safe return on Wednesday night from IMG_1686.jpgAfghanistan! – Susan Cahill, Science Teacher

What aren’t I thankful for? Family, friends, good health, faith, NDP, cats, snow days, flowers, good food, laughter, Hallmark movies, chocolate, warm socks, the list is endless. Gratitude is a choice…and one that cultivates happiness. – Cami Colarossi, Director of Communications

From our Middle Level students:

My parents and all they do to make sure I can be here at NDP. – Clarissa B. ‘25

DSC_0003.jpgWe are thankful for our parents, friends and family, sisters, and pets! – Erin F. ’24, Mary L. ’24, Ava S. ’24, Julia F., Devan S. ’25, and Luzia C. ’24.

All the teachers at NDP! – Melanie M. ’25, Paige K. ’24, and Kate W. ‘25

My parents, my friends, and my education. – Autumn A. ‘24

We are thankful for the opportunity to go to NDP. – Brisa H. ’25 and Eva T. ’24

My education, sports, and my family and friends. – Maisie M. ’24

My family, my pets, NDP, and food! – Elisabeth S. ‘25

#GivingTuesday is right around the corner. How will you give back?


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