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 Skoufis


2019 Submissions

Fort Montgomery Elementary School

5th Grade

Brayden Woodbrey an essay (pdf)

Jacob Karist Bione an essay (pdf)

Heritage Middle School

6th Grade

Alex Popllo an essay (docx)

crystal ramos an essay (docx)

Emma Forester an essay (jpg)

Lucas Benson a work of art (jpg)

Marcus Weygant an essay (jpg)

Naveah Brown an essay (docx)

Highland Falls Intermediate School

5th Grade

Aislinn Fallon an essay (pdf)

Allison Aguilar an essay (pdf)

Anna Wiery an essay (pdf)

Bella Montellese an essay (pdf)

Cameron Pletcher an essay (pdf)

Chastelin Pacho an essay (pdf)

Guilanna Perez an essay (pdf)

Joseph Padula a poem (pdf)

Juliana G. Diaz an essay (pdf)

Juliana G. Diaz an essay (pdf)

Madeline Clark an essay (pdf)

Vincent Magallanes an essay (pdf)

Yasmin Morocho an essay (pdf)

6th Grade

Autumn Galu an essay (pdf)

Marlboro Middle School

6th Grade

Destini Simpson an essay (docx)

Elle Taylor an essay (docx)

Gael Vega an essay (jpg)

Gael Vega a work of art (jpg)

Gianna Natale an essay (pdf)

Gianna Natale an essay (pdf)

North Main Street School

3rd Grade

Liam Lowe a work of art (pdf)

Saint Paul Christian Education Center

Kindergarten

Annalise Geary a work of art (jpg)

Anthony Quinn a work of art (jpg)

Derek Farrell a work of art (jpg)

Eriksson Devlin a work of art (jpg)

McKenna Williams a work of art (jpg)

Trevor Diana a work of art (jpg)

Valencia Rugel a work of art (jpg)

Vivien Faust a work of art (jpg)

1st Grade

Lilliana McKeown a work of art (jpg)

Washingtonville Middle School

6th Grade

Abigail Feagin an essay (pdf)

Adriana Sanchez an essay (pdf)

AJ an essay (pdf)

Alejandro Pacheco an essay (pdf)

Alexa an essay (pdf)

Alexandra Vasquez an essay (pdf)

Alexandra Williams an essay (pdf)

Ally Buhler an essay (pdf)

Alyssa Andino a poem (pdf)

Alyssa Rodriguez an essay (pdf)

Aneah Brownlee an essay (pdf)

Angelina Figueroa an essay (pdf)

Ariana VanLeeuwen an essay (pdf)

Austin Gil an essay (pdf)

Ava Foster an essay (pdf)

Ben Alexander an essay (pdf)

Brandon Rivera an essay (pdf)

Brian Goodwin an essay (pdf)

Brooklyn Wright an essay (pdf)

Camryn Ardovino a poem (pdf)

Carlie Clark an essay (pdf)

Caroline Korba an essay (pdf)

Clarissa Ponzoni an essay (pdf)

Clarissa Ponzoni an essay (pdf)

Cristian Da Silva an essay (pdf)

Daniel Placencia an essay (pdf)

David Sheehan an essay (pdf)

Eddie Breslin an essay (pdf)

Edyn Carranza an essay (pdf)

Elizabeth DeMeo an essay (pdf)

Erika Vogt an essay (pdf)

Ethan Aravena an essay (pdf)

Frank Schiraldi an essay (pdf)

Gabriella an essay (pdf)

Gavin Weil an essay (pdf)

Gianna Lambousis an essay (pdf)

Hudson an essay (pdf)

Hurhonda johnson an essay (pdf)

Isabella Filosa an essay (pdf)

Isabella Georges an essay (pdf)

Izayah Estrella an essay (pdf)

Jaiden an essay (pdf)

Jaiden Castillo an essay (pdf)

Javon an essay (docx)

Jayden Calderon an essay (pdf)

Justin Floyd an essay (pdf)

Justin Tablizo an essay (pdf)

Kayla an essay (pdf)

Kira Quinones an essay (pdf)

Logan Whitchurch an essay (pdf)

Macy Whipple an essay (pdf)

Marielle Francisco an essay (pdf)

Matthew an essay (pdf)

Megan Bushey a poem (pdf)

Michael Medina an essay (pdf)

Molly McNamara an essay (pdf)

Mukisa Kemmelman a poem (pdf)

Mya Marquez an essay (pdf)

Ndreka Zadrima an essay (pdf)

Nehan Rahaman an essay (pdf)

Olivia Quiles an essay (pdf)

owen martinez an essay (pdf)

Richard an essay (pdf)

Riley Irvin an essay (pdf)

Riley Simpson an essay (pdf)

Rocco an essay (pdf)

Ryan Listopad an essay (pdf)

Ryan Taylor an essay (pdf)

Sincere Hernandez an essay (pdf)

Thomas Romero an essay (pdf)

Trinity Sherwood an essay (pdf)

Trista an essay (pdf)

Yumairi Poche an essay (pdf)