2018 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. 


Chris Jacobs

2018 Submissions

Saint Amelia School

5th Grade

Christopher B a work of art (jpg)

Emily J a work of art (jpg)

Hailey M a work of art (jpg)

Jayla M a work of art (jpg)

Karah B a work of art (jpg)

Kaylee B a work of art (jpg)

Lorilei S a work of art (jpg)

Lyla Pratt a work of art (jpg)

Miguel F a work of art (jpg)

Ronan Cummings a work of art (jpg)

Sean Higgins a work of art (jpg)

Sofia G a work of art (jpg)

Stacie C a work of art (jpg)

Terrence H a work of art (jpg)

Saint Mark School

5th Grade

Andrew Morse a poem (pdf)

Beatrice Charnock a poem (pdf)

Cecelia Donoghue a poem (pdf)

charlie E a poem (pdf)

Charlie Pollock a poem (pdf)

Eamon Rosputni a poem (pdf)

Gabbie Fruehauf a poem (pdf)

Gian Halt a poem (pdf)

Helena Roaldi a poem (pdf)

Ian Mathieson a poem (pdf)

Joshua Mercurio a poem (pdf)

Katie Kooshoian a poem (pdf)

Laci McCulley a poem (pdf)

Leo Mertz a poem (pdf)

Madeline Johnston a poem (pdf)

Maeve Cavnaugh a poem (pdf)

Mary doyle a poem (pdf)

Nia Sawyers a poem (pdf)

Olivia Cortellucci a poem (pdf)

Owen Gray a poem (pdf)

Patrick.F.Pritchard a poem (pdf)

Roane George a poem (pdf)

Shaun Mccleary a poem (pdf)

Tessa a poem (pdf)

Vanisa Serixay a poem (pdf)