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. 


Brian Kavanagh

2020 Submissions

Brooklyn Heights Montessori School

3rd Grade

Grant and Daniel a work of art (pdf)

New Explorations Into Science,tech And Math High School

4th Grade

Elizabeth a poem (pdf)

Gabriella/Gabby D. a work of art (jpg)

Jaelyn Liou a work of art (jpeg)

Liam Chan a work of art (jpg)

6th Grade

Kailey Liou a work of art (png)

PS 124 Yung Wing

4th Grade

Martin Luong an essay (docx)

PS 8 Robert Fulton

2nd Grade

Zachary Waldron an essay (pdf)

School For Global Leaders

6th Grade

Astan Kaba a work of art (jpeg)