2017 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


2017 Submissions

Alton B Parker School

5th Grade

Andi an essay (docx)

Aubree an essay (docx)

Ava an essay (docx)

Collin an essay (docx)

Damauri an essay (docx)

Elainna an essay (docx)

Frederick T. an essay (docx)

Giovanna an essay (docx)

Gwyn an essay (docx)

Jamir an essay (docx)

Jaxson an essay (docx)

Madison an essay (docx)

Michael an essay (docx)

Natalee an essay (docx)

Olivia an essay (docx)

Rowan an essay (docx)

Samantha-Joe an essay (docx)

Tayton an essay (docx)

Victoria a poem (docx)

Xavier an essay (docx)

Andes Central School

4th Grade

Brandon an essay (docx)

Faith an essay (docx)

Gabby an essay (docx)

Gavyn an essay (docx)

Gio an essay (docx)

Grace an essay (docx)

Jake an essay (docx)

Jesse an essay (docx)

Karlie an essay (docx)

Keri an essay (docx)

Mason an essay (docx)

Noah an essay (docx)

Tucker an essay (docx)

Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School

5th Grade

Abigail an essay (pdf)

Brandi Charboneau an essay (pdf)

Brin an essay (pdf)

Carly Spaulding an essay (pdf)

Charlie an essay (pdf)

Hayden an essay (pdf)

Jackson Moyer an essay (pdf)

Jacob an essay (pdf)

Jonathan Gridley an essay (pdf)

Kristopher an essay (pdf)

Kyralynn an essay (pdf)

Matthew an essay (pdf)

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton Elementary School

Kindergarten

Broden Osborne a work of art (jpg)

Caleb Locke a work of art (jpg)

Cole Keuhn a work of art (jpg)

Grant Katz a work of art (jpg)

Henry Underwood a work of art (jpg)

Hogan Green a work of art (jpg)

Hunter Barnes a work of art (jpg)

Jack DiGiorgi a work of art (jpg)

Jacob Vaccaro a work of art (jpg)

James Kern a work of art (jpg)

Jonathen Guiles a work of art (jpg)

Kaylee Nichols a work of art (jpg)

Kaylee Stewart a work of art (jpg)

Lily Hauptfleisch a work of art (jpg)

Logan Anderson a work of art (jpg)

Maeleigh Lum a work of art (jpg)

Melena Hall a work of art (jpg)

Paris Behnke a work of art (jpg)

Ronald Prince a work of art (jpg)

Tyler Crisell a work of art (jpg)

Victoria Card a work of art (jpg)

Yuli Castillo-Gomez a work of art (jpg)

1st Grade

Alivia Lum a work of art (jpg)

Brady Gifford a work of art (jpg)

Caden Champion a work of art (jpg)

Cole Wilson a work of art (jpg)

Cooper Gundlach a work of art (jpg)

Emily Schermerhorn a work of art (jpg)

Jaiden Larson a work of art (jpg)

Jordan Gross a work of art (jpg)

Julius Smith a work of art (jpg)

Kaleb Green a work of art (jpg)

Kayden Peck a work of art (jpg)

Kinlee Dunham a work of art (jpg)

Landyn Christensen a work of art (jpg)

Lillian Tompkins a work of art (jpg)

Mason Hill a work of art (jpg)

Pacey Behnke a work of art (jpg)

Rece Nolan a work of art (jpg)

Thomas Hanehan a work of art (jpg)

Wyatt Eastman a work of art (jpg)

2nd Grade

Cameron Schultes a work of art (jpg)

Carrie Doyle a work of art (jpg)

Carter Simonds a work of art (jpg)

Chance Kilmer a work of art (jpg)

Daisy Crisell a work of art (jpg)

Delaney Dunnigan a work of art (jpg)

Estella Maiurano a work of art (jpg)

Gabriella Barnes a work of art (jpg)

Gavin Underwood a work of art (jpg)

Kaden O'Hara a work of art (jpg)

Kaitlynn Duncan a work of art (jpg)

Kylianna Oliver a work of art (jpg)

Lucas Gross a work of art (jpg)

Lucille Holbrook a work of art (jpg)

Marissa Furgison a work of art (jpg)

Robert Lindroth a work of art (jpg)

Scott Yost a work of art (jpg)

Taylor Kline a work of art (jpg)

Zackery Page a work of art (jpg)

3rd Grade

Acela Roberts a work of art (jpg)

Alexis Davis a work of art (jpg)

Ashlynn Tiedemann a work of art (jpg)

Austin Kilmer a work of art (jpg)

Brandon Kendall a work of art (jpg)

Chloe Morgan a work of art (jpg)

Connor Gross a work of art (jpg)

Devin DeGroat a work of art (jpg)

Kaheem Cade a work of art (jpg)

Katana Bound a work of art (jpg)

Matthew Walrod a work of art (jpg)

Mia Mantellassi an essay (pdf)

Payton Behnke a work of art (jpg)

Peyton Norton a work of art (jpg)

Raymond Nober a work of art (jpg)

Samantha Chase a work of art (jpg)

Sean Downey a work of art (jpg)

Skylar Parson a work of art (jpg)

Taylor French an essay (pdf)

William Vaccaro a work of art (jpg)

4th Grade

Alexia Furgison a work of art (jpg)

Alice Dibble a work of art (jpg)

Alivia Plows an essay (pdf)

Alivia Vitek an essay (pdf)

Aurora Heath a work of art (jpg)

Bailey Howard a work of art (jpg)

Blake SanSoucie a work of art (jpg)

Cecelia Katalinas an essay (pdf)

Dannaka Rasmussen a work of art (jpg)

Elizabeth Yost a work of art (jpg)

Emiliana Castillo-Gomez a work of art (jpg)

Ethan Berrand a work of art (jpg)

Ioannis Drapaniotis a work of art (jpg)

Jade Lindroth an essay (pdf)

Jaden Kuhn a work of art (jpg)

Jeffrey Barnes a work of art (jpg)

John Forbes-Conaty a work of art (jpg)

Kaylin Williams a work of art (jpg)

Kira Nolan a work of art (jpg)

Kyle Keuhn a work of art (jpg)

Latham Retz a work of art (jpg)

Mackenzi Marron a work of art (jpg)

Madison Lockwood an essay (pdf)

Maya Eberly a work of art (jpg)

Olivia Fletcher a work of art (jpg)

Paige Smith a work of art (jpg)

Ryan Beismer a work of art (jpg)

Ryan Davis a work of art (jpg)

Trenton Odell a work of art (jpg)

5th Grade

Alyssa Sorochinsky a work of art (jpg)

Anthony Shinol a work of art (jpg)

Ariana Cornell a work of art (jpg)

Autumn Yost a work of art (jpg)

Avriel Correll a work of art (jpg)

Barbara Fletcher a work of art (jpg)

Brendon Eastman a work of art (jpg)

Chase Simonds a work of art (jpg)

Emma Lund a work of art (jpg)

Emma Peck a work of art (jpg)

Hailee Walrod a work of art (jpg)

Jillian Scott a work of art (jpg)

Juston Spathelf a work of art (jpg)

Kyra Demmon a work of art (jpg)

Matthew Manwarren a work of art (jpg)

Natalie Raymond a work of art (jpg)

Nathan Williams a work of art (jpg)

Noah Pain a work of art (jpg)

Paige Nichols a work of art (jpg)

Quinn Covington a work of art (jpg)

Serenity Downey a work of art (jpg)

Skylar Lindroth a work of art (jpg)

Trista Vaccaro a work of art (jpg)

Xavier Devine a work of art (jpg)

6th Grade

Abigail Davis a work of art (jpg)

Alaina Maxson a work of art (jpg)

Andrew Stone a work of art (jpg)

Corbin Page a work of art (jpg)

Devon Hartwell a work of art (jpg)

Ella Thatford a work of art (jpg)

Kadence Canfield a work of art (jpg)

Kyle MacNeill a work of art (jpg)

Leah Cotten a work of art (jpg)

Mackenzie Barnes a work of art (jpg)

Mason Prentice a work of art (jpg)

Morgan Williams a work of art (jpg)

Nicholas Bertrand a work of art (jpg)

Tait Christensen a work of art (jpg)

Taylor Gager a work of art (jpg)

Gilboa-Conesville Central School

6th Grade

Brandan Cross an essay (docx)

caitlyn morse an essay (docx)

Carolina Estrada an essay (docx)

Eben Mattice an essay (docx)

Grace Cooke an essay (docx)

Jacob Strauch an essay (docx)

Kaetlin Cross an essay (docx)

Kerrington Bellinger an essay (docx)

Lauren Cox an essay (docx)

Logan Merwin an essay (docx)

mathhew keyser an essay (docx)

Myles Uhalde an essay (docx)

sabrina mistretta an essay (docx)

Laurens Central School

2nd Grade

Aliyya Ferguson a poem (pdf)

Andrew Hausmann a poem (pdf)

Anella Croston a poem (pdf)

Caleb James a poem (pdf)

Cole Williams a poem (pdf)

Degan Smallin a poem (pdf)

Hunter Kingsbury a poem (pdf)

Isabella Brienza a poem (pdf)

Isabella Failla a poem (pdf)

Jacob Hendrich a poem (pdf)

Kaitlyn Hughes a poem (pdf)

Kalee Stilson a poem (pdf)

Kelsey Cox a poem (pdf)

Maison Gravelin-Thowe a poem (pdf)

Olivia Rogers a poem (pdf)

Stella Amerson a poem (pdf)

3rd Grade

Courtney McCarthy a work of art (pdf)

Livingston Manor Elementary School

4th Grade

Adam Rivera an essay (docx)

Aidan Roycroft an essay (docx)

Aiden Kirchner an essay (docx)

Alivia Garcia an essay (docx)

Anastashia Matos an essay (docx)

Ayden Santiago an essay (docx)

Bronwynn Wolcott an essay (docx)

Carmella DiLauro an essay (docx)

Clara LeRoy an essay (docx)

Dillon Tolbert an essay (docx)

Frances Ball an essay (docx)

Gabriella Alger an essay (docx)

Gianna Dutcher an essay (docx)

Halie Cheng an essay (docx)

Jaida Gould an essay (docx)

Jewel Wright an essay (docx)

Justin Burkey an essay (docx)

Kaelyn Perry an essay (docx)

Kloie Simmons an essay (docx)

Matthew Crawford an essay (docx)

Michael Carlsen an essay (docx)

Naima Byam an essay (docx)

Nevaeh McKaney-Roberts an essay (docx)

Nicholas Warren an essay (docx)

Patrick Gorr an essay (docx)

Raven Houghtaling an essay (docx)

Sarai Miranda an essay (docx)

Savannah Ward an essay (docx)

Shelby Simmons an essay (docx)

Tyler Gorr an essay (docx)

Marbletown Elementary School

3rd Grade

Lauren a work of art (pdf)

Sienna Greenberg an essay (docx)

Mcgraw Elementary School

5th Grade

Kaden Hickson an essay (pdf)

Kaden Hickson a work of art (jpg)

Millard Fillmore Elementary School

5th Grade

Ashley Magill an essay (pdf)

Ayla Scudder an essay (pdf)

Connor zavaski an essay (pdf)

Daisy Drake an essay (pdf)

Dawson Carr an essay (pdf)

Emily Prince an essay (pdf)

Emma Dillon an essay (pdf)

Garrett Butts an essay (pdf)

Hailey Adams an essay (pdf)

Jeremiah Laird an essay (pdf)

Koryn Caza an essay (pdf)

lily stryker an essay (pdf)

Melissa Smith an essay (pdf)

michaelstairs an essay (pdf)

Nathan Witten an essay (pdf)

Olivia Genson an essay (pdf)

Trae Smith an essay (pdf)

Owasco Elementary School

5th Grade

Catarina Deangelis an essay (docx)

Emma Guraks an essay (docx)

Emma Mastropietro an essay (docx)

Isabella Dennis an essay (docx)

Jaden Dutcher an essay (docx)

Jared Sheridan an essay (docx)

Kaela Sova an essay (docx)

Kayla Coff an essay (docx)

Kelis Hunt an essay (docx)

Liam Brown an essay (docx)

Morris Houghton an essay (docx)

Nathaniel Bennett an essay (docx)

Owen Mahunik an essay (docx)

Reese Paleczny an essay (docx)

Sara Alberici an essay (docx)

Saint Mary's School

1st Grade

Gloria Saliba an essay (pdf)

3rd Grade

Caroline Phelan a work of art (jpg)

Deevon Saliba a poem (pdf)

Stamford Central School

6th Grade

Alexa Tompkins an essay (jpeg)

Amber Otte an essay (jpeg)

Chloe Alberti an essay (jpeg)

Jack an essay (jpeg)

Joseph Stoutenburg an essay (jpeg)

Kaitlyn Lawrence an essay (jpeg)

Kylee Hendrickson an essay (jpeg)

Molly an essay (jpg)

Natalia DaParma an essay (jpeg)

Paige VanEtten an essay (jpeg)

Rylie Brewster an essay (jpeg)

Todd Funk an essay (jpeg)

Unadilla Elementary School

4th Grade

Alexis Coyle an essay (jpg)

Anthony DaCostaFaro an essay (jpg)

Avery Hill an essay (jpg)

Bryant Dunagan an essay (jpg)

Brynley Luca an essay (jpg)

Dalton Fernette an essay (jpg)

Denzel Peter an essay (jpg)

Emma MacLaury an essay (jpg)

Ethan Hill an essay (jpg)

Everett Spindler an essay (jpg)

Hunter Miller an essay (jpg)

Isabel Cortez-Bonilla an essay (jpg)

Jonathan Canney an essay (jpg)

Lillian Phillips an essay (jpg)

Sarina Bell an essay (jpg)

Seth Meagley an essay (jpg)

Shania Curtis an essay (jpg)

5th Grade

Noah MacDonald a work of art (jpg)

Alisha Young a work of art (jpg)

Arianna O'Dell a work of art (jpg)

Ashlee Heady a work of art (jpg)

Autumn Foster a work of art (jpg)

Braedyn Stolpinski a work of art (jpg)

Brendon Potter a work of art (jpg)

Chezlee Luneau a work of art (jpg)

Christopher Norwood a work of art (jpg)

Emma Bonacci a work of art (jpg)

Gracie Gorrell a work of art (jpg)

Kathryn Burghardt a work of art (jpg)

Madison Wallen a work of art (jpg)

Maya Whaley a work of art (jpg)

Noah McDonald a work of art (jpg)

Shelby Rose a work of art (jpg)

Talhen Clemente a work of art (jpg)

Trinity Loomis a work of art (jpg)

Zayne Dibbell a work of art (jpg)