2022 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 Skoufis


2022 Submissions

Ellenville Elementary School

6th Grade

Braydon Blakesley an essay (docx)

Minisink Valley Middle School

6th Grade

Alexa SanGiorgio a work of art (pdf)

Gabriella Denonno a work of art (pdf)

Gian Ortiz a work of art (pdf)

Jacob Capo a work of art (pdf)

Joey Revella a work of art (pdf)

Keegan Pearce a work of art (pdf)

Lexi Markowski a work of art (pdf)

Lydia Kowalczik a work of art (pdf)

Matthew Denonno a work of art (pdf)

Melody Begnoche a work of art (pdf)

Saoirse McElroy a work of art (jpeg)

Park Avenue Elementary School

2nd Grade

Adelaide Ronne a work of art (pdf)

Adelaide Ronne a work of art (jpg)

Ava Dunado a work of art (pdf)

Ellie Conklin a work of art (pdf)

Emilia Camasca a work of art (pdf)

Jack Gulick a work of art (pdf)

Keira Sandfort a work of art (pdf)

Lily Szpajzman a work of art (pdf)

Madelyn Polodec a work of art (pdf)

Nicholas Chiosie a work of art (pdf)

Nora Palmieri a work of art (pdf)

Omari Cooper a work of art (pdf)

Samuel Bricks a work of art (pdf)

Summer Rose Klett a work of art (pdf)

Tessa Monti a work of art (pdf)

Tyler Strobel a work of art (pdf)

Warwick Valley High School

11th Grade

Tanya Sinha a poem (pdf)