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 the inspiring contributions in response to such a meaningful and profound 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 Catharine Young


Allegany-Limestone Elementary School


Canaseraga Central School

Chautauqua Lake Central School

Cuba-Rushford Elementary School

Dalton Elementary School

Dunkirk School 4

EBH Dansville

Genesee Valley Central School

Honeoye Falls-Lima Manor School

Keshequa Central School Dalton Elementary


Olean Intermediate Middle School

Robert H. Jackson Elem.

S. G. Love School

Southern Tier Catholic School

Springville-Griffith Institute Middle School