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. 


George A. Amedore, Jr.

2019 Submissions

Fonda-Fultonville 5-8 School

5th Grade

Gianna Ciaccio an essay (docx)

6th Grade

Lynnwood Elementary School


Keller a work of art (jpg)

Leah a work of art (jpg)

Lina a work of art (jpg)

Maple Ridge School

5th Grade

Marion a poem (pdf)

Ranita a poem (pdf)

Ruby an essay (pdf)

6th Grade

Davida an essay (pdf)

Narelle a work of art (pdf)

Pinewood Elementary School

3rd Grade

Aaron Brown an essay (docx)

Brendan Martinelli an essay (docx)

Chace Fleming an essay (docx)

Duwayne Perez-Tucker an essay (docx)

Ella Turpin an essay (docx)

Ethan Obie an essay (docx)

Hayden an essay (docx)

Noah Perez an essay (docx)

Shea Mather an essay (docx)

Platte Clove School

3rd Grade

Ella Hofer a poem (pdf)

Haley Horning a work of art (pdf)

Kaitlin O'Connell a work of art (pdf)

Kayla Snavely a work of art (pdf)

Saint Madeleine Sophie School

4th Grade

Alessio a poem (docx)

Cullen a poem (docx)

Elizabeth P a poem (docx)

Elizabeth T a poem (docx)

Graig a poem (docx)

Hannah a poem (docx)

Harley a poem (docx)

Kyle a poem (docx)

Lars a poem (docx)

Mason a poem (docx)

Matthew a poem (docx)

Olivia a poem (docx)

Rosie a poem (docx)

Savonnah a poem (docx)

Sonora a poem (docx)