Thanksgiving Essays and Contributions

December 06, 2013

Dear Participant,

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.


Senator Andrew J. Lanza

I.S. 34

Marsh Avenue Expeditionary Learning School

Notre Dame Academy

Our Lady of Good Counsel

P.S. 003

P.S. 3

P.S. 30

P.S. 35 The Clove Valley School

P.S. 38 George Cromwell School

P.S. 5

P.S. 54 Charles Leng

P.S. 55 Henry M. Boehm School


St. Clare

Totten Intermediate School 34

William A. Morris

William A. Ramos