2021 Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration

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 community, 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. 


Alessandra Biaggi

2021 Submissions

International Leadership Charter School

12th Grade

Alexa Mercado a work of art (pdf)

Ashme Rodriguez an essay (pdf)

Destiny a work of art (pdf)

Genesis Guzman a work of art (jpeg)

Jason Vargas an essay (pdf)

Jordy Muniz a work of art (jpeg)

Julio a poem (docx)

Salette a work of art (pdf)

Stephon Ryan a poem (pdf)

Ms 101 Edward R Byrne

6th Grade

Sebastian Infante an essay (docx)

Thalera.M an essay (docx)

Pelham Memorial High School

9th Grade

Luca a poem (pdf)

11th Grade

Keitlyn Almazan a work of art (pdf)

Pelham Middle School

7th Grade

Elena DeCicco a poem (pdf)

Saint Frances De Chantal School

6th Grade

Jake Sullivan a poem (docx)