Students can express what they are thankful for through the NYS Senate 2021 Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration

As we enter the Fall season, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. wants students in his district to participate in the New York State Senate 2021 Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. 

Participating students in Kindergarten through grade 12 can electronically submit — in jpeg or PDF format — an original poem, one-page essay, or artwork expressing what they are thankful for this year to Senator Addabbo’s website. All submissions will be published on Addabbo’s website, and participating students will receive a certificate from the Senator, thanking them for taking part in the celebration. 

Teachers may also submit students’ artwork to Addabbo’s website. 

“With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, now is usually the time of year where we look back on what we have done throughout the year and reflect on what we have to be thankful for,” Addabbo said. “I want to encourage the students in my district to let their creativity flow and show us — either in words or an artwork — what they are thankful for this year. Teachers and students can submit their works of art directly to my website, and all works submitted will be featured on my webpage for all to see. Let’s show everyone what we are thankful for this year!” 

Submissions can be made at

Deadline for entries is Monday, November 22, 2021. 

If you have any questions about this endeavor, please contact Addabbo’s office at 718-738-1111.