2017 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 troops fighting overseas, 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,

Carl L Marcellino


2017 Submissions

Burr Intermediate School

3rd Grade

Benjamin Hettena a work of art (pdf)

Dylan Evans a work of art (pdf)

Estelle Michel a work of art (pdf)

Francesco Costanza a poem (docx)

Gavin Snyder a poem (pdf)

Gianna Belverd a work of art (pdf)

Gianna L. a poem (docx)

Ibrahim Klincevic a work of art (pdf)

Jack Nesfield a work of art (pdf)

Joseph Palmieri a work of art (pdf)

Josephine DeLaiarro a work of art (pdf)

Kaitlyn Gitz a poem (pdf)

Kristen Nerko a work of art (pdf)

Madeline Heller a poem (pdf)

Commack Middle School

6th Grade

angelina an essay (docx)

Jericho Middle School

6th Grade

Jessica Weissman a work of art (pdf)

Keira He a work of art (pdf)

Kiran Johar a work of art (pdf)

Landing School

5th Grade

Reynolds Class an essay (pdf)

Reynolds Class 2 an essay (pdf)

Lloyd Harbor School

3rd Grade

Isabella Garra an essay (jpg)

Saint Patrick School

5th Grade

Paige Broderick a poem (docx)

School For Language & Communication Development

4th Grade

OLUWAWAMIRI ONAKOYA a work of art (jpg)

The Green Vale School

6th Grade

Bridget Bardong a poem (docx)

Dakota Bruderman a poem (docx)

Dylan Albanese a poem (docx)

Elizabeth Singer a poem (docx)

Isabela Cushman a poem (docx)

Jack de Haan a poem (docx)

Konrad Schwarz a poem (docx)

Logan Alvarez a poem (docx)

Michael Cuddeback a poem (docx)

Nate Elbaum a poem (docx)

Robert Meshechok a poem (docx)

Skylar Cohen a poem (docx)

Stella Green a poem (docx)

Vernon School

3rd Grade

Chris Pinzino a work of art (jpg)

Erika Velasquez a work of art (jpg)

Jaylein Reyes Granados a work of art (jpg)

Maalika Mehta a work of art (jpg)

Mariella Andriotis a work of art (jpg)

Molly Kilgour a work of art (jpg)

Padric Hamlin a work of art (jpg)

Skye Ulmer a work of art (jpg)

Sofia Stanziale a work of art (jpg)

William Nobel a work of art (jpg)

4th Grade

Aidan Windhausen a work of art (jpg)

Avery McCusker a work of art (jpg)

Jason Chavez a work of art (jpg)

Joanna Dai a work of art (jpg)

Jonathan Ulloa Castellanos a work of art (jpg)

Jordan Morley a work of art (jpg)

Julia DeAngelis a work of art (jpg)

Kaitlin Melling a work of art (jpg)

Katarina Dynda a work of art (jpg)

Kirsten Caldwell a work of art (jpg)

Lucas Arenella a work of art (jpg)

Riley Baehr a work of art (jpg)

5th Grade

Ainsley Passarelli a work of art (jpg)

Cristiana Matorella a work of art (jpg)

Khadeejah Memon a work of art (jpg)

Lizy Brizo a work of art (jpg)

Nicholas White a work of art (jpg)

Nicoletta Sakellis a work of art (jpg)

Scarlett Shelley a work of art (jpg)

Steven Wulforst a work of art (jpg)

Talia Delvalle a work of art (jpg)

6th Grade

Ania Kelly a work of art (jpg)

Deanna Besart a work of art (jpg)

Leah Cerami a work of art (jpg)

Owen Parlante a work of art (jpg)

Samuel Velasquez a work of art (jpg)