2020 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


2020 Submissions

Academy Of Saint Dorothy

Kindergarten

Daniel Zavaglia a work of art (jpeg)

Lucas Murray a work of art (jpg)

Sarah Backis a work of art (jpg)

Valencia Esposito a work of art (pdf)

5th Grade

Gabriella Lubo an essay (pdf)

6th Grade

Joon Yoon an essay (pdf)

Leah Levantino an essay (pdf)

Eltingville Lutheran School

3rd Grade

Rita Soliman a work of art (jpg)

Our Lady Queen Of Peace School

2nd Grade

Anthony Vinci a work of art (jpg)

Vincent Piccirillo a work of art (jpg)

3rd Grade

Giuliana Bruno a work of art (jpeg)

John Plevritis a work of art (jpg)

Joseph Weinmeier a work of art (jpg)

Michael Competelli a poem (pdf)

5th Grade

Carissa C a work of art (jpg)

Ryan a work of art (jpg)

6th Grade

Adrianna a work of art (jpg)

Brayden G a work of art (jpeg)

Chelsa a work of art (jpg)

Emily S. a work of art (jpg)

Julianna Taromina a work of art (jpeg)

Lily a work of art (jpeg)

Natalie a work of art (jpg)

Patrick Kelly a work of art (jpg)

Our Lady Star Of The Sea School

3rd Grade

Alessia a work of art (jpg)

John Mahoney a work of art (jpeg)

Milania Cimmino a work of art (jpeg)

Robert Smerina a work of art (jpg)

Sophia L. a work of art (jpg)

Timothy Wilson a work of art (jpg)

4th Grade

Casey Landron a work of art (jpg)

Crystal Noby a work of art (jpeg)

Karl a work of art (pdf)

Luca a work of art (jpg)

Luciana Spezio a work of art (jpeg)

5th Grade

Anthony Siddiolo a work of art (jpeg)

Charlotte Ball a work of art (jpg)

Gemma Venturino a work of art (jpg)

James a work of art (png)

Joseph a work of art (jpg)

Kaylyn Caruso a work of art (jpeg)

Morgan Francesca Mahoney a work of art (jpeg)

Nicholas Mantellino a work of art (jpeg)

Robert Attanasio a work of art (jpg)

Rocco Nicolaou a work of art (jpg)

6th Grade

Alessandra Leone a work of art (jpeg)

Alexandra Naclerio a work of art (jpg)

Amelia Roman a poem (png)

Anders Knutsen an essay (jpeg)

Ava Robbins a poem (jpeg)

Brandon a work of art (jpeg)

Brandon Medina a work of art (jpg)

Christopher Noby an essay (pdf)

Christopher Noby a work of art (jpeg)

Gianna Capuano a work of art (jpeg)

Jack Gomez an essay (pdf)

JohnPaul Nicolaou a work of art (jpg)

JohnPaul Nicolaou a poem (pdf)

Kimberly a work of art (jpg)

Kimberly Russo an essay (pdf)

Makayla a work of art (jpeg)

Olivia Patton an essay (jpg)

Sophia Torres a work of art (jpeg)

Zachary a work of art (jpg)

PS 1 Tottenville

1st Grade

Lyla Crews a work of art (jpg)

PS 42 Eltingville

4th Grade

Gian DeVincenzo a work of art (jpg)

Isabella DeVincenzo a work of art (jpg)

Max Cuautle Weinstein a work of art (pdf)

5th Grade

Cristian Gonzalez an essay (jpeg)

Cristian Gonzalez an essay (pdf)

PS 48 William G Wilcox

5th Grade

Mia Soto a work of art (jpeg)

6th Grade

Alexis Fraser an essay (pdf)

Alison Roytman a poem (docx)

Gianna Pascual an essay (docx)

Sammi Morrone a poem (docx)

Theresa Hionas an essay (docx)

Veroncia Evenko a poem (docx)

Saint Christopher School

Kindergarten

Angelo Tranquellino a work of art (jpg)

Antonia Macri a work of art (jpg)

Jake Baggs a work of art (jpg)

Monica Almodovar a work of art (jpg)

1st Grade

Ethan Burdge a work of art (jpg)

Jack Epstein a work of art (jpg)

2nd Grade

Gabriella Piasio a work of art (jpg)

Liliana Varriano a work of art (jpg)

3rd Grade

Aiden Gagliotto a work of art (jpg)

Antonia Schnell a work of art (jpg)

Charlotte Rawson a work of art (jpg)

Grace Baggs a work of art (jpg)

Isabella Cusamano a work of art (jpg)

Joseph Galucci a work of art (jpg)

4th Grade

Angelica Sorgi a work of art (jpg)

Elianna Zenteno a work of art (jpg)

Jason Parada a work of art (jpg)

5th Grade

Caitlin Dietsch a work of art (jpg)

Madison Moore a work of art (jpg)

Marissa DiMattei a work of art (jpg)

6th Grade

Ava Quigley a work of art (jpg)

Catherine Rutter a work of art (jpg)

Domenic Azzarello a work of art (jpg)

Giovana Coelho a work of art (jpg)

James Mattina a work of art (jpg)

Michalina Styka a work of art (jpg)

Santino DeSapio a work of art (jpg)

Saint Patrick School

3rd Grade

John Grasso a work of art (jpg)

Staten Island Academy

6th Grade

Chloe an essay (jpg)

Esther an essay (jpg)

Gabriel a poem (jpg)

Joely a work of art (jpg)

Lyla a poem (jpg)

The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability

3rd Grade

Frank Volpe an essay (docx)

Soraya Hamad a work of art (png)

5th Grade

Cassandra Volpe an essay (docx)

The PS 35 Clove Valley School

4th Grade

Kenworthy an essay (jpg)

Keptyn Murphy-Vigliotti an essay (docx)

Onida Grainca a poem (jpeg)

The Ps 56 Louis Desario School

5th Grade

Alexa Sears a work of art (png)

Antonella Nemia an essay (docx)

Emma Sturman a work of art (png)

Francesca Sereno a work of art (docx)

Frank Cappello an essay (docx)

George Hiotis an essay (docx)

Gordon Liu an essay (docx)

Hailey Cugini an essay (docx)

Isabella Scali a work of art (jpg)

Jaelin Ramirez an essay (docx)

Joseph Mancuso an essay (docx)

Justin Crespo an essay (docx)

Mark Pozdnyakov an essay (docx)

Victoria Stanley an essay (docx)