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The first American Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621. Governor William Bradford was the first to proclaim the first day of Thanksgiving. The British celebrated it as a traditional English Harvest Fest and then invited the Indians (Wampanoag). On the first Thanksgiving they all ate deer, fowl, and corn. There were 13 colonies that did not celebrate Thanksgiving at the same time until October 1777. Later on through the years George Washington was the first president to declare the holiday in 1789. By the mid- 1800s many sates observed a thanksgiving holiday. In 1863 Abraham Lincoln gave his thanksgiving proclamation, declaring the last Thursday in November a day of thanksgiving. In my research I found 5 family thanksgiving traditions, the first is Turkey and Trimmings- From the first thanksgiving turkey and turkey burgers are an American tradition. There are about 95% of Americans that eat turkey on thanksgiving. They have a variety of turkeys from all over. Coffee rubbed turkey from Hawaii, salt encrusted turkey from New England, and deep fried turkey from the south. Second is Pigskin- Football on Thanksgiving Day is part of celebration of turkey and pumpkin pie. The third is parading around- The first Thanksgiving Day parade was held in 1920, which was organized by Gimbel’s Department Store in Philadelphia.

The NYC Macy’s thanksgiving parade tradition began in 1924, and the grew into an annual event of balloons, bands, and floats. Fourth was making a wish- A wish bone from a turkey was called a “luck break”. This went back to the Etruscans of 322 B.C. The Roman brought that tradition with them when they conquered England and the English colonist the tradition to America. The fifth giving thanks- Thanksgiving was about giving thanks for the past year. The holiday is truly a celebration of praise and thanksgiving.
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Avid college door competition

Teachers at Andrews were required decorate their doors with different colleges, the winners were announced at the staff meeting November 3. All teachers decorated their doors, to raise awareness to students about different schools and the requirements to get in those schools. The administrators judged each door and picked three winners, and announced them at the staff meeting on November 3, 2014. The winners won extra copies and a gift card. First place was Aguilera with Clemson, second place was Ben Robinson with Virginia tech and third place Joyner with UNC Chapel Hill. They had some honorable mentions which were Windbush, Murray, Balwson, Mabry and Shearin. The requirements for each door was to have the mascot, school colors, GPA , sat/act scores , majors , athletics and clubs.

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We are the T. Wingate Andrews Red Raider Marching Band

The Andrew’s Marching Band won 9 to 10 trophies on Sunday November 2nd, at Durham Memories for the 2 State Competitions.

The victories at the High Stepping State Championship for Class 2A: 1st place Drum major, 1st place Flag, 2nd place Dance, 1st place Music, 1st place Marching, 1st place General effects, 1st place Drum line, 1st place Overall Class 2A.

Bianca Crawford stated “after the competition it was a great experience, because we never got to go to any competition since 2011.”

The judges were Thurman Hollins (Director of Bands; North Carolina Central University) judged the Music I, Kelvin Washington (Asst. Director of Bands; Howard University) judged the Music II, Tomisha Brock (Director of Bands; Elizabeth City State University) judged the Marching, Sydney Sessoms (Director of Bands; Livingstone College) judged the General Effect, Dante Chambers (Percussion Instructor; North Carolina Central) judged the Percussion, Robert Edwards (Director of Bands; Johnson C. Smith University) judged the Drum Major, Flag/Majorette – Tiffany Brown (Auxiliary Coordinator; North Carolina A&T) judged the Flag/Majorette, Eboni Young (Dance Instructor; Norfolk, State University) judged the Dancing.
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