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 Patty Ritchie

Cape Vincent Elementary School

Central Square Middle School

Cleveland Elementary


Heuvelton Central School

Immaculate Heart Central Academy

Lisbon Central School

Lura Sharp Elementary

Madill Elementary

Maroun Elementary

Morristown Central School

North Elementary School