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. 


Senator Phil Boyle


Bosti Elementary

Brentwood North Middle School

Brentwood South Middle School

Commack Road Elementary School

E.J. Bosti

Edward J. Bosti Elementary

Gardiner Manor School

Hemlock Park

Islip Middle School

Oak Park

Santapogue Elementary

South Middle School

Steinway Intermediate School 141

Tooker Avenue Elementary School

Udall Road Middle School

West Babylon Junior High School