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. 


Sincerely,

Andrew J. Lanza


2021 Submissions

Is 7 Elias Bernstein

6th Grade

levi & eythan gordon a work of art (jpg)

PS 42 Eltingville

2nd Grade

Adrian Gonzalez an essay (pdf)

PS 8 Shirlee Solomon

4th Grade

Cheryl Chan an essay (pdf)

Ella Keyes an essay (jpg)

Evelina a work of art (jpg)

Hazel Qiu a work of art (pdf)

Saint Christopher School

Kindergarten

Abby Koutsouvanos a work of art (jpg)

Ivan Kharchyna a work of art (jpg)

1st Grade

Monica Almodovar a work of art (jpg)

2nd Grade

Francesco Ranieri a work of art (jpg)

Giulia Genuso a work of art (jpg)

3rd Grade

Emily Moore a work of art (jpg)

Gabriella Piasio a work of art (jpg)

Liliana Varriano a work of art (jpg)

4th Grade

Addison Maira a work of art (jpg)

Antonia Schnell a work of art (jpg)

Grace Baggs a work of art (jpg)

Leah Koutsouvanos a work of art (jpg)

Mila Dabrowski a work of art (jpg)

6th Grade

Chloe Epstein a work of art (jpg)

Daniella Clement a work of art (jpg)

7th Grade

Ariana Canessa a work of art (jpg)

Ava Quigley a work of art (jpg)

Domenic Lombardi a work of art (jpg)

Sara DeSanto a work of art (jpg)

Sophia Siniscalchi a work of art (jpg)

8th Grade

Jason Macchia a work of art (jpg)

Jenna Mannino a work of art (jpg)

Staten Island Hebrew Academy

Kindergarten

Brittany Sanders a work of art (pdf)

Emmy Garber a work of art (pdf)

Gadi Amos a work of art (pdf)

Ilan Kadymir a work of art (pdf)

Navah Hecht a work of art (pdf)

Sophia Raytburg a work of art (pdf)

Tamir Usubov a work of art (pdf)

1st Grade

Aaron Elkaiev a work of art (pdf)

Alexander Braun a poem (pdf)

Aviel Raytburg a work of art (pdf)

Ethan Michelson a work of art (pdf)

Ethan Sandler a work of art (pdf)

Liad Hanuka a work of art (pdf)

Raquel Ashraf a work of art (pdf)

Yosi Rosh a work of art (pdf)

2nd Grade

Aaron Shwartzman a work of art (pdf)

Briana Sanders an essay (pdf)

Joseph Cohen a work of art (pdf)

Seth Maslov a work of art (pdf)

Sloane Garber an essay (pdf)

Sophie Braun an essay (pdf)

3rd Grade

Abe Grego a work of art (pdf)

Amit Amos an essay (pdf)

Benjamin Portman a work of art (pdf)

Daniella Usubov a work of art (pdf)

Ella Hanuka a work of art (pdf)

Gal Zadok a work of art (pdf)

Lielle Garber a work of art (pdf)

Mira Elkaiev a work of art (pdf)

Noah Sharoni a work of art (pdf)

Olivia Abramov a work of art (pdf)

Ryan Yakobzon a work of art (pdf)

Sarit Iunger a work of art (pdf)

4th Grade

Abigail Azaraev a work of art (pdf)

Alivia Clift a work of art (pdf)

Ariella Ilishayev a poem (pdf)

Ben Shindleman a work of art (pdf)

Jacob Khaimov a work of art (pdf)

Joshua Applebaum a poem (pdf)

Leah Yakobzon a work of art (pdf)

Lia Amos an essay (pdf)

Maayan Malka a work of art (pdf)

Mia Factor a work of art (pdf)

Sarina Ilishayev an essay (pdf)

Tanya Shutman a work of art (pdf)

Zohar Zadok a poem (pdf)

5th Grade

Abby Jaffe an essay (pdf)

Adiel Zadok an essay (pdf)

Ari Usubov an essay (pdf)

Ariella Shein an essay (pdf)

Ben Jaffe an essay (pdf)

Brandon Sanders an essay (pdf)

Diane Ashraf a poem (pdf)

Elior Factor an essay (pdf)

Ella Dery an essay (pdf)

Ethan Shenkman an essay (pdf)

Evelina Bass an essay (pdf)

Hanna Kimerling an essay (pdf)

Izzy Hanuka a poem (pdf)

Joshua Nikolayevskiy an essay (pdf)

Lenny Koza an essay (pdf)

Liam Zbarsky an essay (pdf)

Lila Havia an essay (pdf)

Noilee Oz a poem (pdf)

Oren Hecht an essay (pdf)

Sima Leah Nierman an essay (pdf)

Taila Badalov an essay (pdf)

Zach Garber a poem (pdf)

6th Grade

Avigdor Tovshteyn an essay (pdf)

Charles Grego an essay (pdf)

Matthew Tayrimov an essay (pdf)

Ruti Applebaum a poem (pdf)

Victoria Kulishevskiy an essay (pdf)

Zev Shohat an essay (pdf)