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.


James Skoufis

2023 Poster Submissions

Circleville Middle School, Middle School, Circleville, 10919

Crispell Middle School, Middle School, Pine Bush, 12566

Our Lady Of Mount Carmel School, Elementary, Middletown, 10940

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Park Avenue Elementary School, Elementary, Warwick, 10990

Pine Bush Senior High School, Senior High, Pine Bush, 12566

Port Jervis Senior High School, Senior High, Port Jervis, 12771