Mt. Edgecumbe students gather in the gymnasium for a student talent show that included performances from the school’s Chinese classes, fencing demonstrations and a teacher lip sync battle. (Brielle Schaeffer/KCAW photo)

Many Mt. Edgecumbe High School students were far from home on Thanksgiving but each year the boarding school hosts a dinner for its students. On Wednesday, nearly 400 teens celebrated together with their “extended school families” in the gymnasium. After the meal, the kids gathered for a variety show by their peers and teachers with fencing, dancing and singing.

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