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 Joseph A. Griffo

Albany Elementary School

Boonville Elementary School

Camden Elementary School

DPN Glenfield

DPN Port Leyden

DPN STEAM Adirondack Boonville Elementary

Jefferson Elementary School

John E. Joy

Lawrence Avenue Elementary School

N. A. Walbran Elementary School

New York Mills

Nightengale Elementary School

Watson Williams Elementary