November 22, 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 Jeffrey D. Klein


Greek American Institute

Jonas Bronck Academy 10X228

Our Lady Of Perpetual Help

PS 48

PS 71 Rose E. Scala

Saint Clare of Assisi School

St Clare's of Assisi

St. Clare of Assisi

Villa Maria Academy

Visitation School