2021 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 Skoufis

2021 Submissions

Berea Elementary School

3rd Grade

Alyssa Antipkin a poem (pdf)

Annabel Conklin a poem (pdf)

Aria Simon a poem (pdf)

Ashlynn Holybee a poem (pdf)

Ayden Randazzo a poem (pdf)

Benjamin Fowler a poem (pdf)

Delaney Solan a poem (pdf)

Elias Davis a poem (pdf)

Jayla West a poem (pdf)

Kira Savas a poem (pdf)

Lena Horton a poem (pdf)

Lucas Colom a poem (pdf)

Madilyn Carson a poem (pdf)

Mia Bohler-Wragge a poem (pdf)

Mitchell Kilduff a poem (pdf)

Naima Segura a poem (pdf)

Nasir Sainte a poem (pdf)

Nick Rexha a poem (pdf)

Rebecca Rossi a poem (pdf)

Ricardo Fuentes a poem (pdf)

Shea Becerra a poem (pdf)

Tabitha Sheridan a poem (pdf)

Zoe Salsby a poem (pdf)

Marlboro Middle School

6th Grade

Gabriela Fakhoury a work of art (jpg)

Giovanni Greve an essay (pdf)

Hayden DiViesti an essay (pdf)

Jeffrey Workman a poem (docx)

Jeffrey Workman an essay (pdf)

San Miguel Academy Of Newburgh

5th Grade

Chanel Rodriguez a work of art (jpg)

Jesus Vidals a work of art (jpg)

Kaylee Martinez a work of art (jpg)

Victoria Sanchez a work of art (jpg)

Valley Central Middle School

6th Grade

Dallelyn Rodriguez S an essay (docx)