Carl L Marcellino

November 24, 2016

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 Carl Marcellino

355 Duck Pond Rd

Elwood Middle School

George A. Jackson Elementary School

Goosehill Primary School

H.B. Thompson Middle School

Harry B. Thompson Middle School

James H. Vernon School

Jericho Middle School


Maplewood Intermediate

Norwood Avenue School

Portledge School

South Woods Middle School

The Green Vale School

Theodore Roosevelt Elementary

Washington Drive Primary School