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 troops fighting overseas, 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 L. Seward


2018 Submissions

Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School

5th Grade

Aiben bosc an essay (pdf)

Andrew an essay (pdf)

Anna an essay (pdf)

Ashton Jorgensen an essay (pdf)

Dakota Bennett an essay (pdf)

DeShawn an essay (pdf)

drake an essay (pdf)

Ethan All a work of art (pdf)

Ethan Stannard an essay (pdf)

Gianna Aramini an essay (pdf)

Graham Barown a poem (pdf)

Hannah Sheldon an essay (pdf)

James Hopkins an essay (pdf)

Julius Prescott a poem (pdf)

Lila A. Langley an essay (pdf)

Madelynn an essay (pdf)

Marvin Dygert an essay (pdf)

Nina Burr a poem (pdf)

Raymond an essay (pdf)

Rilynn Sheldon an essay (pdf)

Rylan sniffen an essay (pdf)

Trace Barnes an essay (pdf)

Cortland Christian Academy

5th Grade

Sophia Lucas a poem (pdf)

6th Grade

Benjamin Zaia a poem (pdf)

Jaden Clark a poem (pdf)

Karris Miller an essay (pdf)

Logan Austen a work of art (pdf)

Micah Junker a work of art (pdf)

Owen Cobb a work of art (pdf)

Tyler Barber a work of art (pdf)

Edmeston Central School

4th Grade

Abby Thomas an essay (pdf)

Ali Bolton an essay (pdf)

Braelyn Bolton an essay (pdf)

Braymon Clark an essay (pdf)

Brenna Bolton an essay (pdf)

Brock Redner an essay (pdf)

Brooke Carentz an essay (pdf)

Collin Lund an essay (pdf)

Derek Webster an essay (pdf)

Edward Aldycki an essay (pdf)

Gabby Cotten an essay (pdf)

Gavin Zinger an essay (pdf)

Hayden Young an essay (pdf)

Hunter Dye an essay (pdf)

Layne Chapin an essay (pdf)

Lorenzo Reisen an essay (pdf)

Lucas Wust an essay (pdf)

Maddie Marsala an essay (pdf)

Madison Button an essay (pdf)

Makayla Krahnert an essay (pdf)

Melody Peters an essay (pdf)

Mera Sparaco an essay (pdf)

Phinneaus Nichols an essay (pdf)

Sean Braswell an essay (pdf)

Sophie Robinson an essay (pdf)

Summer Mayne an essay (pdf)

Taryn Lund an essay (pdf)

Xavier Bizardi an essay (pdf)

Frankfort-Schuyler Middle School

5th Grade

Victoria Cleveland an essay (pdf)

6th Grade

Adam Pratt an essay (pdf)

Adna Sasinovic an essay (pdf)

Adrianna Belmonte an essay (pdf)

Alexandria Brown an essay (pdf)

Alivia Graves an essay (pdf)

Alivia Warn an essay (pdf)

Amela Dervisevic an essay (pdf)

Andreya Vas-Merritt an essay (pdf)

Angelo Colicci an essay (pdf)

Annie Halliburton an essay (pdf)

Armin Kulosman an essay (pdf)

Ava Werczynski an essay (pdf)

Brayden Hall an essay (pdf)

Brayden Wisheart an essay (pdf)

Carter Doolen an essay (pdf)

Cassidy Bennett an essay (pdf)

Chase Evans an essay (pdf)

Chris Hobbick an essay (pdf)

Ciara Turner an essay (pdf)

Conner Grates an essay (pdf)

Daniel Palmisano an essay (pdf)

Dylan Archer an essay (pdf)

Elijah Remis an essay (pdf)

Elizabeth LaSalle an essay (pdf)

Faith Morgan an essay (pdf)

Gianna Seelman an essay (pdf)

Harold Wehrle an essay (pdf)

Isabella Bedworth an essay (pdf)

Ivy Hook an essay (pdf)

Janaysa Dye an essay (pdf)

Joey Wiediger an essay (pdf)

Joshua Stemmer an essay (pdf)

Juliette Kosicki an essay (pdf)

katie Walrath an essay (pdf)

Lincoln Gregory an essay (pdf)

Lionell Coulthurst an essay (pdf)

Logan Matis an essay (pdf)

Logan Woods an essay (pdf)

Makayla Evangelista an essay (pdf)

Mary Liggins an essay (pdf)

McKenna Coffey an essay (pdf)

Melinda Wohler an essay (pdf)

Michael Bongiorno an essay (pdf)

Michael Ferguson an essay (pdf)

Olivia Atkinson an essay (pdf)

Olivia Urtz an essay (pdf)

Philip Tangorra an essay (pdf)

Rocco velardi an essay (pdf)

Salvatore Drivas an essay (pdf)

Samuel Hobbick an essay (pdf)

Sofia Tur an essay (pdf)

Sophia Hazeltine an essay (pdf)

Tori Helmer an essay (pdf)

Tristan Klotz an essay (pdf)

Tyler Bush an essay (pdf)

Yasmina Miri an essay (pdf)

Yuanita leavitt an essay (pdf)

Zoe Dodge an essay (pdf)

Zoe Ruszala an essay (pdf)

Herkimer Elementary School

4th Grade

Ava Smith an essay (docx)

Caiden Vogt an essay (docx)

Cambrin Kozma an essay (docx)

Geno Scalise an essay (docx)

Hannah McDavid an essay (docx)

Katelyn Carney an essay (docx)

Lillian Hobart an essay (docx)

Madysen Ward an essay (docx)

Maya Saugh a poem (docx)

Mya Mashtare a poem (docx)

Myila Randt an essay (docx)

Joseph B Radez Elementary School

3rd Grade

Cameron a work of art (jpg)

Chris N. a work of art (jpg)

Christopher a work of art (jpg)

Connor a work of art (jpg)

Ezra a poem (docx)

Galaxy an essay (docx)

Gianna a work of art (jpg)

Isabella an essay (docx)

Jacob an essay (docx)

Joshua a work of art (jpg)

Karleigh a poem (docx)

Kaydin a poem (docx)

Kaylee a work of art (jpg)

Layne a work of art (jpg)

Mason a work of art (jpg)

Max an essay (docx)

Natalie an essay (docx)

Rebecca an essay (docx)

Savannah a work of art (jpg)

5th Grade

Aiden C. an essay (pdf)

Alyssa L. an essay (pdf)

Axavier H. an essay (pdf)

Billy P. an essay (pdf)

Cassidy G. an essay (pdf)

Damian M. an essay (pdf)

Danielle H. a poem (pdf)

Jackson R. an essay (pdf)

Michael K. an essay (pdf)

Olivia T. an essay (pdf)

Rihana W. a poem (pdf)

Ryley an essay (pdf)

Sarah G. an essay (pdf)

Sarah S. an essay (pdf)

Simon an essay (pdf)

Tyler V. an essay (pdf)

Laurens Central School

2nd Grade

Abby Croston a poem (pdf)

Alexander Fleury a poem (pdf)

Alivia Ferguson a poem (pdf)

Alyssa Gilmore a poem (pdf)

Amelia Nemo a poem (pdf)

Ariella Cohen a poem (pdf)

Elizabeth Hendrich a poem (pdf)

Emanuel John a poem (pdf)

Hunter Kingsbury a poem (pdf)

Liam Brown a poem (pdf)

Logan Louden a poem (pdf)

Lucas McCarthy a poem (pdf)

Mason Stahl a poem (pdf)

Matthew Hopkins a poem (pdf)

Maxine Schidzick a poem (pdf)

Oskar Lyons a poem (pdf)

Owen Wright a poem (pdf)

Seth Phillips a poem (pdf)

Taylor Decker a poem (pdf)

Wesley Olive a poem (pdf)

Mount Markham Middle School
Oneonta Community Christian School

6th Grade

Holdyn Novellano a work of art (pdf)

Kiersten Rufrano a work of art (pdf)

Valeria Novellano a work of art (pdf)

Richfield Springs Elementary School

6th Grade

Aiden Dibble a work of art (jpg)

Alex Baker an essay (docx)

Danica Farley a poem (docx)

David Dillon an essay (docx)

Emma White an essay (docx)

Fiona Gibb a poem (docx)

Joey Pino-Luz an essay (docx)

John Bartl a work of art (jpg)

Joshua Vickerson a work of art (jpg)

Mariah Stetson an essay (docx)

Nathen Teachout a work of art (jpg)

Riley Blackledge a work of art (jpg)

Skyler O'Dell a work of art (jpg)

Roxbury Central School

4th Grade

Autumn Bresee an essay (docx)

Jessanie Sass a work of art (pdf)

Rhea Wallace an essay (docx)

Saint Mary's School

3rd Grade

Frankie a poem (jpeg)

Isabel OConnor a poem (docx)

Stamford Central School

6th Grade

Amelia an essay (docx)

Ava Mrozik an essay (docx)

Connor Goodchild an essay (docx)

Isabel an essay (docx)

Madison Shepler an essay (docx)

Meliyah an essay (docx)

Micah an essay (docx)

Payden Wright an essay (docx)

Robin Henne an essay (docx)

Seth an essay (docx)

Taryn Fallon an essay (docx)

Wyatt Carey an essay (docx)

Valleyview Elementary School

4th Grade

Jennifer Estable an essay (pdf)

Joshua Capps-Shamus an essay (pdf)

Mylie Ahner an essay (pdf)

5th Grade

Aidan Murphy an essay (pdf)

Angel Saltsgiver an essay (pdf)

Clare Churchill an essay (pdf)

Elora Sobey an essay (pdf)

Gabrielle Truitt-Randall an essay (pdf)

Jackey Hall a work of art (pdf)

Kayleigh Trask an essay (pdf)

Nathaniel English an essay (pdf)

Tamara Burton a work of art (pdf)