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. 

Yours in Partnership, 

Senator Kevin S. Parker


Big Apple Institute

I.S. 303

I.S. 381

P.S. 217K

P.S./I.S. 192

Saint Gregory The Great Catholic Academy

St. Catherine-St. Therese Catholic Academy

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy

St. Jerome Catholic Academy

The Cathedral School of Brooklyn