12/27/2011: What are you thankful for? Creative Celebration

December 22, 2011

Dear Participant,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. In our first year, 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 Shirley L. Huntley


Arthur Ashe Elementary School 161

Holy Family School

M.S. 226

P.S/I.S. 268Q

P.S/M.S 232

P.S. 121 Queens

P.S. 123 queens

P.S. 140Q

P.S. 155 Queens

P.S. 161Q

P.S. 232

P.S. 232 Lindenwood

P.S. 232Q The Walter Ward School

P.S. 36Q

P.S 123Q

Rosedale Christian School


Thurgood Marshall Magnet School

Walter Ward School