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. 


Andrea Stewart-Cousins
New York State Senator, District 35
President Pro Tem, Majority Leader

2021 Submissions

Greenville School

1st Grade

Mati Meron-Tetteh a work of art (jpg)

Pearls Hawthorne School

6th Grade

Daniel J a poem (pdf)

Oisin S an essay (pdf)

Sibgha C a poem (docx)

Tania L.R. an essay (docx)

8th Grade

Isabel Dourmashkin a poem (pdf)