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. 


Sincerely,

James Gaughran


2019 Submissions

Elwood Middle School

6th Grade

Melina Neofitos a poem (docx)

George A Jackson School

Kindergarten

Aarav Nawal a work of art (jpeg)

1st Grade

Siddharth Yohan Natarajan a work of art (jpg)

3rd Grade

Amy Qian a poem (jpeg)

Andrew Zeng a poem (jpeg)

Ilana Cai a work of art (jpg)

Jin Ma a poem (jpeg)

Panni Nie a poem (jpeg)

Rumaisa Hasan an essay (docx)

Sabrina Tseng a poem (jpeg)

Sky Chen a poem (jpeg)

4th Grade

Rayan Hasan an essay (docx)

5th Grade

Chloe Wu an essay (docx)

Helen Wang a work of art (jpg)

Glenwood Landing Elementary School

1st Grade

Alyssa S, Mrs. Edelstein a work of art (jpg)

Anonymous 1 a work of art (jpg)

Anonymous 2 a work of art (jpg)

Ava M, Ms. Wolin a work of art (jpg)

Ben's Sister, Mrs. Edelstein a work of art (jpg)

Daniel C, Mrs. Edelsetin a work of art (jpg)

Darin R, Ms. Wolin a work of art (jpg)

Dylan A, Ms. Wolin a work of art (jpg)

Dylan T, Mrs. Edelstein a work of art (jpg)

Emma V, Mrs. Edelstein a work of art (jpg)

Ethan part 1 a work of art (jpg)

Ethan part 2 a work of art (jpg)

Grant H, Ms. Wolin a work of art (jpg)

Grayson E, Ms. Wolin a work of art (jpg)

GWL 1st Grader, Ms. Wolin a work of art (jpg)

Jamie A, Ms. Wolin a work of art (jpg)

Julia B. a work of art (jpg)

Julia W, Ms. Wolin a work of art (jpg)

Kathryn T. a work of art (jpg)

Kyra C. a work of art (jpg)

Lauren O, Ms. Wolin a work of art (jpg)

Lienna R, Ms. Wolin a work of art (jpg)

Maria M. a work of art (jpg)

Michael H. a work of art (jpg)

Mila H, Ms. Wolin a work of art (jpg)

Miles C, Ms. Wolin a work of art (jpg)

Nico H. a work of art (jpg)

Oliver D, Ms. Wolin a work of art (jpg)

Penelope a work of art (jpg)

Quinn C, Ms. Wolin a work of art (jpg)

Rees C, Ms. Wolin a work of art (jpg)

Reese a work of art (jpg)

Rory C, Ms. Wolin a work of art (jpg)

Sarah D, Ms. Wolin a work of art (jpg)

Sophie K, 1st Grade a work of art (jpg)

2nd Grade

Colin P, 2nd Grade a work of art (jpg)

Colin P. a work of art (jpeg)

GWL 2nd Grader a work of art (jpg)

Isabella a work of art (jpeg)

Mathew M. a work of art (jpeg)

3rd Grade

Addison A, Mrs. Skaee a work of art (jpg)

Colin P, Mrs. Skaee a work of art (jpg)

Despina T, Mrs. Skaee a work of art (jpg)

Gabby G, Mrs. Skaee a work of art (jpg)

Griffin B, Mrs. Skaee a work of art (jpg)

Hudson P, Mrs. Skaee a work of art (jpg)

Hudson Pa, Mrs. Skaee a work of art (jpg)

Ian S. a work of art (jpeg)

Isabelle Z, Mrs. Skaee a poem (jpg)

Isabelle Ze, Mrs. Skaee a work of art (jpg)

Jackie M. a work of art (jpeg)

Joseph A, Mrs. Skaee a work of art (jpg)

Kaitlyn D, Mrs. Skaee a work of art (jpg)

Keryn S. a poem (jpeg)

Lucas P, Mrs. Skaee a work of art (jpg)

Luke A, Mrs. Skaee a work of art (jpg)

Maria M, Mrs. Skaee a work of art (jpg)

Maureen R, Mrs. Skaee an essay (jpg)

Maureen Ro, Mrs. Skaee a work of art (jpg)

Oscar A, Mrs. Skaee an essay (jpg)

Sebastian R, Mrs. Skaee a work of art (jpg)

Victoria M, 3rd Grade a work of art (jpg)

4th Grade

Angelo S, 4th Grade a work of art (jpg)

Anthony S a work of art (jpg)

Kashvi B an essay (jpg)

Lily B, 4th Grade a work of art (jpg)

Savannah P a work of art (jpg)

5th Grade

Abigail M. a poem (jpeg)

Alexa S. a poem (jpeg)

Brett C. a work of art (jpeg)

Emili R. a work of art (jpeg)

George K. a work of art (jpeg)

Hailey C. a work of art (jpeg)

Jack P. a work of art (jpeg)

Juliet M. a poem (jpeg)

Lila F. a work of art (jpeg)

Lucy B. a work of art (jpeg)

Maddelyn F. a work of art (jpeg)

Maddie F. a work of art (jpeg)

Olivia K a work of art (jpg)

Paolo W. a work of art (jpeg)

Robert G. a poem (jpeg)

Jericho Middle School

6th Grade

Alexa Tan a work of art (pdf)

Charlie Dubofsky a work of art (pdf)

Emilie Kurniawan an essay (pdf)

Isaac Chen a work of art (pdf)

Judy Liang a poem (pdf)

Justin Walsh an essay (pdf)

Liv Akiva a work of art (pdf)

Miley Yakuel an essay (pdf)

Min-Naing Akamatsu a work of art (pdf)

Sadie Krangle a work of art (pdf)

Sophia Sanchez a work of art (pdf)

Landing School

5th Grade

Adamant Guevara a work of art (jpeg)

Aiden Melgar an essay (docx)

Alana Ricciardi a work of art (jpeg)

Anabella LeBlanc an essay (docx)

Anderson Perez a work of art (jpeg)

Ashley Vasquez a work of art (jpeg)

Brando LoRusso a work of art (jpeg)

Bryan Serrano an essay (docx)

By Milo Walthers an essay (docx)

Camille Cuadra Chalen an essay (docx)

CHAHAT SHARMA an essay (docx)

Charlotte Dillgard- Clark an essay (docx)

Claire O’Brien an essay (docx)

Deysi Pena Cortez a work of art (jpeg)

Elisabeth Nash a poem (docx)

Emily Guzman a work of art (jpeg)

Gabriela Alvarado Chavez a work of art (jpeg)

JESSE RICCIARDI an essay (docx)

Josue Zavala an essay (docx)

Kevin Castaneda an essay (docx)

Liset Bonilla an essay (docx)

Mia Riverea an essay (docx)

Michelle Chumpitaz an essay (docx)

Oliver Janicki an essay (docx)

Payton Horton a poem (docx)

Trenton Enrille an essay (docx)

William Alvarado a work of art (jpeg)

Oldfield Middle School

6th Grade

Grace Durney an essay (docx)

Our Lady Of Mercy School

3rd Grade

Ethan a work of art (jpg)

Franchesca a poem (jpg)

Giada a poem (jpg)

Hope a poem (jpg)

Nahla a work of art (jpg)

Nahla a work of art (jpg)

Rwodanisky an essay (jpg)

Sophia a poem (jpg)

Zayed a poem (jpg)

5th Grade

Antonio Nisco a poem (jpg)

EmmaRose Spoering an essay (jpg)

EmmaRose Spoering an essay (pdf)

Evan Dalton a poem (jpg)

Ian Dalton a poem (jpg)

Julia Begley a poem (jpg)

Michael DeRosa a poem (jpeg)

Pierce Coursen a poem (jpg)

Teresa Karmel Sajan an essay (pdf)

Veda Biju a poem (docx)

Vernon School

5th Grade

Ben Lingen a work of art (jpg)

Caitlin Dias a work of art (jpg)

Clare Murcott a work of art (jpg)

Eva Cohen a work of art (jpg)

Isadora Accornero a work of art (jpg)

Kaela Miley a work of art (jpg)

Michael Giarretto a work of art (jpg)

Mila Yurter a work of art (jpg)