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?” 


Senator Kenneth P. LaValle

Edna Louise Spear Elementary School

Hampton Bays Elementary School

Holy Angels Regional School

John M. Marshall Elementary School

Little Flower Daycare & Preparatory School

Moriches Elementary School


New Suffolk Common School

North Counrty Road Middle School

North Country Road Middle School


Our Lady of the Hamptons School

Our Lady of Wisdom

Port Jefferson Middle School

Ridge Elementary School

Riley Avenue School