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 Ted O'Brien

Abelard Reynolds School #42

Brookview Elementary School

Calkins Road Middle School

HFL Manor School

Honeoye Falls-Lima Manor School

Indian Landing Elementary School


Manor School

Martha Brown Middle School

Nazareth Elementary

Saint Kateri School

Seneca School - West Irondequoit CSD

St. Kateri

Victor Intermediate School