2022 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.


Daniel G. Stec

2022 Submissions

Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School

6th Grade

Alyssa Denton an essay (pdf)

Anthony Reynolds-Corrow an essay (pdf)

Ariel Kerr an essay (pdf)

Dalton Hyde an essay (pdf)

Denali DeGroff an essay (pdf)

Edith Goff an essay (pdf)

Jacob Thompson an essay (pdf)

Lucy Burgess an essay (pdf)

Raelyn Bolding an essay (pdf)

Ryleigh Hathaway an essay (pdf)

Sophia Iten-Hawxhurst an essay (pdf)

Wyatt Gough an essay (pdf)

Zander Lobdell an essay (pdf)