November 24, 2015

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


East Hampton Middle School


East Moriches Elementary


Edna L Spear


"Edna Louise Spear Elementary, Port Jefferson"


Edna spears louise elementy school




Hampton Bays Elementary School


Longwood Middle School


Port Jefferson Elementary School


Port Jefferson Middle School


Southampton Montessori School


Southold Elementary School


The Remsenburg-Speonk Elementary School


Tuckahoe School


West Middle Island Elementary School


William Floyd Middle School