Thanksgiving Essays and Contributions

December 14, 2012

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 Kenneth P. LaValle

Andrew Muller Primary School

Bicycle Path Pre-K / Kindergarten Center

Dayton Ave. school

Eastport Elementary School

Hampton Bays Middle School

Montauk Public School

New Suffolk Common School

Oysterponds Elementary School

Raynor Country Day School

South Street School

Springs Public School

Tangier Smith Elementary

Terryville Road Elementary School

William Floyd Elementary School