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. 


Sincerely,

Andrew J. Lanza


2019 Submissions

Academy Of Saint Dorothy

6th Grade

Caden Bilella an essay (pdf)

Edina Durakovic an essay (pdf)

Gavin Blumenberg an essay (pdf)

Marco Ongan an essay (pdf)

Mark Campisi an essay (pdf)

Sarina Garlick an essay (pdf)

Sofia Avila an essay (pdf)

Is 2 George L Egbert

6th Grade

Julia Majewski an essay (docx)

Our Lady Queen Of Peace School

5th Grade

Adam Lauro an essay (docx)

Adrian Halilovic an essay (docx)

Adrianna Mormile an essay (docx)

August Owen an essay (docx)

Cameron King an essay (docx)

Chelsa Abraham an essay (docx)

Dante Papandrea an essay (docx)

David Pineda an essay (docx)

Emily Schmitter an essay (docx)

Emma Petrik an essay (docx)

Grace DeSimone an essay (docx)

Hayden Bennett an essay (docx)

Isabella Ekonomakos an essay (docx)

Isolina Best an essay (docx)

Jackson Guyon an essay (docx)

Julianna Taromina an essay (docx)

Justin Marzullo an essay (docx)

Kaitlyn DeSimone an essay (docx)

Katherine Danis an essay (docx)

Lucas Baierlein an essay (docx)

Natalie Eger an essay (docx)

Nicolette Pimpinella an essay (docx)

Olivia Hanratty an essay (docx)

Paighton Smallwood an essay (docx)

Patrick Kelly an essay (docx)

Penelope Travieso an essay (docx)

Quinn Francis an essay (docx)

Rocco Dembinski an essay (docx)

Ryan Abinanti an essay (docx)

Thomas Giammarino an essay (docx)

Valentina Stellato an essay (docx)

Victoria Guls an essay (docx)

Vincent Pimpinella an essay (docx)

6th Grade

Carlie an essay (jpeg)

Emily Auriemma a poem (jpeg)

Eric Rodriguez an essay (jpeg)

Grace Fanizza a work of art (jpeg)

James Drew an essay (jpeg)

Jaydah Mercedes a work of art (jpeg)

Jessica Tredici a work of art (jpeg)

Kassandra a poem (jpeg)

Katherine Dugan an essay (jpeg)

Natalia Kabacinski a work of art (jpeg)

Nicole a work of art (jpeg)

Sarah a work of art (jpeg)

Tess Ivers a work of art (jpg)

Our Lady Star Of The Sea School

6th Grade

Anthony Vollaro an essay (docx)

Julianna Bottalico an essay (pdf)

PS 42 Eltingville

2nd Grade

cesare bianchi an essay (jpeg)

3rd Grade

Max Cuautle Weinstein an essay (jpg)

4th Grade

Joshua Ma an essay (pdf)

5th Grade

Musa Raheel an essay (jpg)

PS 50 Frank Hankinson

3rd Grade

Jamielyn Chin an essay (docx)

Saint Christopher School

1st Grade

Emily M. a work of art (jpg)

Emma F. a work of art (jpg)

Larry S. a work of art (jpg)

3rd Grade

Fatima M a work of art (jpg)

Henry P a work of art (jpg)

Shannon R a work of art (jpg)

Sophia S a work of art (jpg)

5th Grade

Ariana C a work of art (jpg)

Ava a work of art (jpg)

Ava Q. a work of art (jpg)

Catherine R. a work of art (jpg)

Ella B. a work of art (jpg)

Victoria M. a work of art (jpg)

Saint Patrick School

2nd Grade

Angelina Longobardi an essay (docx)

5th Grade

Lucia Ferlazzo a poem (pdf)

Ss Joseph & Thomas School

1st Grade

Alexa a work of art (jpg)

Brielle a work of art (jpg)

Cassandra a work of art (jpg)

Elizabeth a work of art (jpg)

Ella a work of art (jpg)

Gianna a work of art (jpg)

Gianna a work of art (jpg)

Gianna a work of art (jpg)

Grace a work of art (jpg)

Gracey a work of art (jpg)

Jake a work of art (jpg)

Jenna a work of art (jpg)

Juliet a work of art (jpg)

Kathleen a work of art (jpg)

Kaylee a work of art (jpg)

Kaylee a work of art (jpg)

Shannon a work of art (jpg)

Sophia a work of art (jpg)

Sophia a work of art (jpg)

2nd Grade

Adriana a work of art (jpg)

Grace a work of art (jpg)

Kaitlyn a work of art (jpg)

Katherine a work of art (jpg)

Lucca a work of art (jpg)

Nicholas a work of art (jpg)

Ryan a work of art (jpg)

Victoria a work of art (jpg)

Victoria a work of art (jpg)

Vivian a work of art (jpg)

3rd Grade

Austin a work of art (jpg)

Ava a work of art (jpg)

Christopher a work of art (jpg)

Daniel a work of art (jpg)

Ella a work of art (jpg)

Grace a work of art (jpg)

Joshua a work of art (jpg)

Julia a work of art (jpg)

Thomas a work of art (jpg)

Victoria a work of art (jpg)

4th Grade

Alexandra a work of art (jpg)

Anthony a work of art (jpg)

Cameron a work of art (jpg)

Danika a work of art (jpg)

Gemma a work of art (jpg)

Gian Anhony a work of art (jpg)

Gina Anhony a work of art (jpg)

Jacob a work of art (jpg)

James a work of art (jpg)

Juliana a work of art (jpg)

Julie a work of art (jpg)

Lucas a work of art (jpg)

Maria a work of art (jpg)

Michael a work of art (jpg)

Nicky a work of art (jpg)

Robert a work of art (jpg)

Robert a work of art (jpg)

Siena a work of art (jpg)

Sienna a work of art (jpg)

Vienna a work of art (jpg)

5th Grade

Alexandra a work of art (jpg)

Alivia a work of art (jpg)

Anders a work of art (jpg)

Angelina a work of art (jpg)

Annalise a work of art (jpg)

Charley a work of art (jpg)

Chase a work of art (jpg)

Christopher a work of art (jpg)

Dylan a work of art (jpg)

Gabby a work of art (jpg)

Jackie a work of art (jpg)

Julia a work of art (jpg)

Kimberly a work of art (jpg)

Lauren a work of art (jpg)

Lola a work of art (jpg)

Mark a work of art (jpg)

Natalie a work of art (jpg)

Paul a work of art (jpg)

RayLuca a work of art (jpg)

Ryan a work of art (jpg)

Sophia a work of art (jpg)

Taylor a work of art (jpg)

Thomas B a work of art (jpg)

Zachary a work of art (jpg)

6th Grade

Anthony a work of art (jpg)

Armando a work of art (jpg)

Carlie a work of art (jpg)

Christopher a work of art (jpg)

Cristian a work of art (jpg)

Eva a work of art (jpg)

Gene-Joseph a work of art (jpg)

Gianella a work of art (jpg)

Gioacchino a work of art (jpg)

Jennavieve a work of art (jpg)

Lenny a work of art (jpg)

Nicole a work of art (jpg)

Sophia a work of art (jpg)

Thomas M a work of art (jpg)

Staten Island Hebrew Academy

Kindergarten

Aaron a work of art (jpg)

Elinor Grego a work of art (jpg)

Jaiden a work of art (jpg)

Joseph a work of art (jpg)

Levi a work of art (jpg)

Max a work of art (jpg)

Robin a work of art (jpg)

Seth a work of art (jpg)

Sloane a work of art (jpg)

Sophie a work of art (jpg)

Talia a work of art (jpg)

Timothy a work of art (jpg)

1st Grade

Gal Zadok a work of art (jpg)

2nd Grade

Alivia a poem (jpg)

Ariella an essay (jpg)

Ben an essay (jpg)

Ethan an essay (jpg)

Jacob a poem (jpg)

Leora an essay (jpg)

Mia a poem (jpg)

Ryan an essay (jpg)

Zohar an essay (jpg)

Zohar an essay (jpg)

4th Grade

charles a work of art (jpg)

charles a poem (pdf)

gabi a work of art (pdf)

idan an essay (pdf)

joshua an essay (pdf)

Liam a work of art (jpg)

Liam an essay (pdf)

Liam a poem (pdf)

Sofia a work of art (jpg)

Sofia a poem (pdf)

sophie an essay (pdf)

ziva a work of art (jpg)

ziva an essay (pdf)

6th Grade

Anna Gershkovich an essay (pdf)

Ariella Shindelman an essay (jpg)

Doron Glickman an essay (pdf)

Gary Shamay an essay (pdf)

Lana Mednik an essay (pdf)

Leora Mirocznik an essay (pdf)

Noga Sayag an essay (pdf)

Sarina Bunick an essay (pdf)

Tyler Nieves an essay (pdf)

Yaakov Yosef Berlin an essay (pdf)

Yaffa Bareket an essay (pdf)

The Barbara Esselborn School

1st Grade

Giuliana Fornarelli a work of art (jpg)

3rd Grade

Ashley McGinnis a work of art (pdf)

Maria Dimian a work of art (jpg)

4th Grade

Elizaveta Salnikova a work of art (pdf)

Nathaniel Gutman a work of art (pdf)