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. 


James Sanders Jr.

2019 Submissions

Christ Lutheran School

6th Grade

Amar Bachus an essay (docx)

christian an essay (docx)

Izaish an essay (docx)

Jasmine Gonowrie an essay (docx)

jayden an essay (docx)

Madison an essay (docx)

Marissa Boling an essay (docx)

Prince Joseph Ogundeinde an essay (docx)

Sierra harris an essay (docx)

Silford an essay (docx)

Holy Child Jesus Catholic Academy

3rd Grade

Thomas Yance a work of art (jpeg)

5th Grade

Sophia Yance a work of art (jpeg)

Jhs 226 Virgil I Grisson

6th Grade

Amelia Persaud an essay (jpeg)

PS 124 Osmond A Church

6th Grade

Arianna Singh a poem (png)

PS 195 William Haberle


Natalya EC Greer an essay (png)

PS 40 Samuel Huntington

4th Grade

4th Grade Scholars an essay (pdf)

PS 66 Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis

2nd Grade

Alejandro a work of art (jpg)

Arina W. a work of art (jpg)

Madison M. a work of art (jpg)

Sophie L. a work of art (jpg)

PS MS 138 Sunrise

3rd Grade

Aiden Hera an essay (jpg)

Cheeranjiv Budha an essay (jpg)

Crisabell Askew an essay (jpg)

Harjen Rock an essay (jpg)

Jaliyah Covington an essay (jpg)

Kymani Hanson an essay (jpg)

Kynel Riley an essay (jpg)

London Ewrse an essay (jpg)

Mazel Fung an essay (jpg)

Oliver Caceres-Bermudez an essay (jpg)

Royce Jean-Pierre an essay (jpg)

Samantha Maceus an essay (jpg)

Suze Limage an essay (jpg)

Tamia Williams an essay (jpg)

Tatianna Walker an essay (jpg)

Zanai Hall an essay (jpg)

5th Grade

Adrianna Forbes an essay (jpg)

Ariell Vernon an essay (jpg)

Brooklyn Bell an essay (jpg)

Casey Penny an essay (jpg)

Emily Iru an essay (jpg)

Julianna Garrell an essay (jpg)

Kevaughn Kessna an essay (jpg)

Shennel Kerr an essay (jpg)

Shyla Morris an essay (jpg)

Tatianna Royer an essay (jpg)

Tristen Thompson an essay (jpg)

Wave Preparatory Elementary School

5th Grade

Danny Roman an essay (docx)