2019 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

2019 Submissions

Armor Elementary School

4th Grade

Aidan M. an essay (pdf)

Arianna B an essay (docx)

Ariel Colby an essay (pdf)

Connor Gemmati an essay (pdf)

Donald Hunter an essay (pdf)

Ella Borzelleri an essay (docx)

Emily Collins an essay (pdf)

Emma R an essay (pdf)

Gabriella H an essay (pdf)

Isabel S an essay (pdf)

Jathan H an essay (pdf)

John M an essay (pdf)

Peyton Bateman an essay (docx)

Huth Road School

4th Grade

Mayeve L Craig a work of art (jpeg)

PS 64 Frederick Law Olmsted

2nd Grade

Alexander W. a work of art (jpg)

Bianca a work of art (jpg)

Charlotte B. a work of art (jpg)

Maisha a work of art (jpg)

Sebastian a work of art (jpg)

4th Grade

Logan Gillette a poem (pdf)

Saint Amelia School


I can send a list a work of art (jpg)

I can send you a list of names a work of art (png)

Saint Mark School


Mrs. Notaro's Kindergarten Class a work of art (pdf)

5th Grade

Anthony Gioia a poem (pdf)

charlie duggan a poem (pdf)

Harper C a poem (pdf)

henry rittling a poem (pdf)

james primo manno a poem (pdf)

Julian a poem (pdf)

Maggie Degnan an essay (pdf)

Matteo Fabrizio a poem (pdf)

Nathania a poem (pdf)

Nathaniel Gomez a poem (pdf)

Nick Felicetta a poem (pdf)

sophie a poem (pdf)

tessa vanderlip a poem (pdf)

winter a poem (pdf)

6th Grade

Angel Hernandez a poem (pdf)

Rogan an essay (pdf)

West Hertel Elementary School

6th Grade

Jennie an essay (png)