2019 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. 


Andrea Stewart-Cousins

2019 Submissions

Andalusia School

2nd Grade

Zahra Rahman an essay (pdf)

3rd Grade

Ameerah Lawani an essay (jpg)

Asma Takreem a work of art (jpg)

Khadija Aamir a poem (jpg)

Sacred Heart School

6th Grade

Lucas Bragaglia an essay (pdf)

Transfiguration School

4th Grade

Ava an essay (pdf)

Christopher an essay (pdf)

Emma an essay (pdf)

Isabella an essay (pdf)

John an essay (pdf)

Juliana an essay (pdf)

Lily an essay (pdf)

Rosie an essay (pdf)

Ryan an essay (pdf)

Sophia an essay (pdf)