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. 


Daphne Jordan

2019 Submissions

Germantown Elementary School

5th Grade

Dashiell a work of art (jpg)

David and Beatrice a work of art (pdf)

Julianna a work of art (jpg)

Khloe a work of art (jpg)

Leighanne & Gretchen & Nathan a work of art (pdf)

Levi a work of art (pdf)

Mikala a work of art (pdf)

Nathaniel a work of art (pdf)

Whitt a work of art (jpg)

Red Mill School

5th Grade

Andrew an essay (pdf)

Ayana an essay (pdf)

Braydon an essay (pdf)

Cameron an essay (pdf)

Carissa an essay (pdf)

Colin an essay (pdf)

Eva an essay (pdf)

Jesse an essay (pdf)

Jessica an essay (pdf)

Jolene an essay (pdf)

Leah an essay (pdf)

Lynn an essay (pdf)

Mark an essay (pdf)

Nolan an essay (pdf)

Savannah an essay (pdf)

Sienna an essay (pdf)

Xavier an essay (pdf)