Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. We received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.
The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our troops fighting overseas, and many other important subjects and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a deceptively difficult question: “What are you thankful for?”
On behalf of the New York State Senate, I would like to offer my wholehearted congratulations to all of the participants in this year’s Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration.
Over 100 advocates from across the state will join in Albany on Wednesday, June 5th to lobby legislators to enact the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (A.4314-B and S.3337-B), which would establish more compassionate sentencing for survivors convicted of crimes directly related to the abuse they suffered.
William DuBose is the former Commissioner of the Veterans Service Agency and the Mount Vernon Auxiliary Police.Commissioner William DuBose was born on February 11, 1946 in Darlington, South Carolina. He earned an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Friendship Junior College and a Bachelors Degree from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina.Commissioner DuBose was a member of the Army and a Vietnam veteran. As a longtime resident of Mount Vernon, New York, Commissioner DuBose acted as the City’s liaison between veterans, their dependents and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
Being a model citizen is nothing new for Josephine Collins. While growing up in the South, she carried one message from her mother that has defined her through the years. That message is to “always look after your elders, for they paved the way for you and the youth, for they are your future.” To this day, Ms. Collins’ efforts have not gone unnoticed. She has been the recipient of many certificates and awards for her work and shows no sign of slowing down.
An active member of Community Protestant Church, Ms. Collins has volunteered to serve on several organizations as president, usher, nurse, chaplain and treasurer.
Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson reminds all New Yorkers that April 22nd is Earth Day and encourages everyone to make a commitment to protecting the planet, ensuring clean air and fresh water for generations to come.
Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 36thSenatorial District.
Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.
I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is: