2021 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. 


Fred Akshar

2021 Submissions

A F Palmer Elementary School / Windsor Central Middle School

4th Grade

Emma an essay (jpeg)

Grant an essay (jpeg)

Isabella an essay (jpeg)

Hancock Elementary School

4th Grade

Karynn Appley a poem (pdf)

Scott Reed a work of art (pdf)

Homer Brink School

5th Grade

Alex Kudgus an essay (pdf)

Andrew an essay (png)

Benjamin Appleman an essay (pdf)

Eliana.Kurtz an essay (png)

Eliana.Kurtz an essay (pdf)

Ella Frieser a work of art (jpg)

Emilia Pellerito an essay (pdf)

Gavyn a work of art (pdf)

Liam Lattner a work of art (jpg)

Luke Stickler an essay (png)

Mariah Kennedy an essay (docx)

Priya Riegle a poem (pdf)

Trevion a work of art (jpg)

Tioughnioga Riverside Academy

5th Grade

Alexus a poem (pdf)

Arabella R. a poem (pdf)

Brayden W. a poem (pdf)

Breata S. a poem (pdf)

Brian T. a poem (pdf)

Garrett Q. a poem (pdf)

Ivan a poem (pdf)

Jeremy M. a poem (pdf)

Johnathon a poem (pdf)

Josh a poem (pdf)

Julie S. a poem (pdf)

Kaleb a poem (pdf)

Kris L. a poem (pdf)

Lane a poem (pdf)

Levi H. a poem (pdf)

Nevaeh a poem (pdf)

Nickolas C. a poem (pdf)

Orlando J. a poem (pdf)

Payton a poem (pdf)

Robert D. a poem (pdf)

Shylee a poem (pdf)

William a poem (pdf)