2018 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. 


Sincerely,

Andrea Stewart-Cousins


2018 Submissions

Andalusia School

2nd Grade

Ameerah Lawani an essay (docx)

Ishraat Nura Islam an essay (docx)

Khadija Aamir a poem (docx)

4th Grade

Rayyan Sarfraz an essay (pdf)

5th Grade

Ayezah a poem (pdf)

Farzana a poem (pdf)

Huda a poem (pdf)

Maryam a poem (pdf)

Maryam Aamir a poem (docx)

Safa a work of art (pdf)

Cedar Place Elementary School

1st Grade

Abrahan Villar a work of art (jpg)

Adriana Hidalgo a work of art (jpg)

Brisa Monroy a work of art (jpg)

Hugo Figueroa a work of art (jpg)

Karla Lara a work of art (jpg)

Luna Garcia a work of art (jpg)

Michael Acevedo a work of art (jpg)

Nicole Gonzalez a work of art (jpg)

2nd Grade

Akele a work of art (jpg)

Alanis a work of art (jpg)

Andrea Lopez a work of art (jpg)

Arianna Ruiz a work of art (jpg)

Carla Drobnak a work of art (jpg)

Carlos Huerta-Gutierrez a work of art (jpg)

Cedar a work of art (jpg)

Connie a work of art (jpg)

Giovani a work of art (jpg)

Isreal Delvalle a work of art (jpg)

Jack a work of art (jpg)

Jaeden a work of art (jpg)

Jazmine a work of art (jpg)

Justice Garcia a work of art (jpg)

Kamille a work of art (jpg)

Kayla a work of art (jpg)

Luisa a work of art (jpg)

Maximiliano Barranco Bueno a work of art (jpg)

Mohavier a work of art (jpg)

Patricio a work of art (jpg)

Rut a work of art (jpg)

Treasure Velez Parker a work of art (jpg)

4th Grade

Alison G. an essay (docx)

Amiel an essay (docx)

Aurora Matos a poem (docx)

Bryan Lopez an essay (docx)

Giancarlo Guerrero an essay (docx)

Isaiah C. an essay (docx)

Jeffrey S. an essay (docx)

Jordan T. an essay (docx)

Milagros T. an essay (docx)

Trinity Elementary School

5th Grade

Alexi Estrella an essay (docx)

Dylan Thomas a poem (docx)

Michelle Borom an essay (docx)

Sofia Bongiorni an essay (docx)

Sophia Madeira an essay (docx)

Wiliiam Colangelo an essay (docx)

Virginia Road Elementary School

2nd Grade

Valerie Castillo a work of art (jpeg)