2018 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. 


Jamaal T. Bailey

2018 Submissions

Holmes School

3rd Grade

Gianna Lyerly a work of art (jpg)

Giselle Rosewell a work of art (jpg)

Mykel Gayle a work of art (jpg)

Immaculate Conception School

5th Grade

Christopher Burgos a poem (pdf)

Keoni Jones a poem (pdf)

Nailla Thompson a poem (jpg)

Samantha Delgado a poem (jpeg)

PS 121 Throop

4th Grade

Isabel Chingcuangco an essay (docx)

John DeJesus a work of art (pdf)

PS 153 Helen Keller


Kindergarten a work of art (jpeg)

PS 56 Norwood Heights

5th Grade

Emilio Guerrero a poem (pdf)

Jaman Mahamud a poem (pdf)

Lamisha Tasnim a poem (pdf)

Mahia Miah a work of art (pdf)

Micah Johnson a work of art (pdf)

Syeda Mahee a work of art (pdf)

Virginia Aquino and Jade Mitre a work of art (pdf)

Yamil Torres a poem (pdf)

The Milestone School

3rd Grade

Class Submission an essay (pdf)

4th Grade

Sydney Richardson a poem (pdf)