2020 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


2020 Submissions

Marlboro Middle School

6th Grade

Andrez Smith Vasquez a work of art (pdf)

Ava Todisco an essay (pdf)

Christopher Jackson a poem (pdf)

Christopher Moulds a poem (pdf)

Devin Robertson an essay (pdf)

Ella Crane an essay (docx)

Kaylee Dina a work of art (jpg)

Laya' Thompson a work of art (pdf)

Maggie Conn a poem (docx)

Miles Giansante a poem (pdf)

Ryan Najork an essay (pdf)

Sofia Santora an essay (pdf)

Timber Jackson a work of art (jpg)

Pine Bush Elementary School

Kindergarten

Aeva'lyn Been a work of art (jpg)

Claire McMahon a work of art (png)

Colten Taenzer a work of art (jpg)

Jenova Barnett a work of art (jpg)

John Donato a work of art (jpg)

Logan Bourget a work of art (jpeg)

Savannah Dillon a work of art (jpg)

Thomas Carroll a work of art (png)

1st Grade

Aliyah Benfield a work of art (jpg)

Antonio Minervini a work of art (png)

Julia Boland a work of art (jpg)

Xally Valencia Flores a work of art (jpg)

2nd Grade

Abigail Velasquez a work of art (docx)

Anthony Croce a work of art (jpg)

Aurelia Ponsolle a work of art (jpg)

Eduardo Arias Jr. a work of art (jpg)

Gavin Dillon a work of art (jpg)

Jackson Lupo a work of art (png)

John Rosenblum a work of art (jpg)

Madeline Rosas a work of art (jpg)

Mia Conklin a work of art (jpeg)

Pradnayah Silencieux a work of art (png)

Sean McMahon a work of art (png)

3rd Grade

Jemmia Pratt a work of art (png)

Katelynn Trimble a work of art (jpg)

Riley Gallo a work of art (jpg)

Spyridon Arvanitis a work of art (jpg)

Stephanie Belofski a poem (docx)

4th Grade

Abigail Byrne a work of art (png)

Alia Arias a work of art (jpg)

Aubree Doolittle a work of art (png)

Brook Bryce a work of art (pdf)

Celia Thomas a work of art (jpg)

Chloe Idsall a work of art (jpg)

Damien Zahorchak a work of art (jpg)

Elayna Meier a work of art (jpg)

Emma Boland a work of art (jpg)

Frances Mason a work of art (jpg)

Lila Hanson a work of art (pdf)

Lily O'Donnell a work of art (pdf)

Lorenzo Venditti a work of art (pdf)

Presleynah Silencieux a work of art (png)

Rosemarie Martello a poem (docx)

Samantha Jayona a work of art (pdf)

Sophia Lupo a work of art (png)

Zachary Garrison a work of art (png)

Zoe Taenzer a work of art (jpg)

5th Grade

Adam Dillon a work of art (jpg)

Aiden Byrne a work of art (jpg)

Angela Ianazzi a work of art (pdf)

Julianna Vanderkooy a work of art (pdf)

Lauren Keeley a work of art (jpg)

Makeelah Silencieux a work of art (png)

Rozlynn Mattern a work of art (png)

Pine Tree Elementary School

5th Grade

Anushka Chandyok a work of art (jpg)

San Miguel Academy Of Newburgh

5th Grade

Jayden Ochoa a work of art (jpeg)

Kenneth Giron-Luna a work of art (jpeg)

St Paul Christian Education Center

Kindergarten

Caroline DiSimone a work of art (jpeg)

Charlotte Furman a work of art (jpeg)

Constantine McCarty a work of art (jpeg)

Emmanuel Toribio-Miroe a work of art (jpeg)

Isabella Toribio-Miroe a work of art (jpeg)

Madison Kearney a work of art (jpeg)

Owen Kramer a work of art (jpeg)

1st Grade

Annalise Geary a work of art (jpeg)

Anthony Quinn a work of art (jpeg)

Derek Farrell a work of art (jpeg)

Eriksson Devlin a work of art (jpeg)

Frankie Greenhut a work of art (jpeg)

Jackson Neff a work of art (jpeg)

McKenna Williams a work of art (jpeg)

Trevor Diana a work of art (jpeg)

Willow Avenue Elementary School

3rd Grade

Aidan R. an essay (pdf)

Caitlin a poem (pdf)

Cassidy an essay (pdf)

Drew a poem (pdf)

Emma German an essay (pdf)

Emma S. an essay (pdf)

Giovanni Colon an essay (pdf)

Heaven K. an essay (pdf)

Heaven King an essay (docx)

Jackson a poem (pdf)

Joshlynne an essay (pdf)

Lucas Brighton an essay (pdf)