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. 


James Tedisco

2019 Submissions

Mayfield Elementary School

6th Grade

Paige Jackson a work of art (pdf)

Oppenheim-Ephratah-St Johnsville Elementary/middle School

5th Grade

Hunter Comstock an essay (docx)

Landen Robar an essay (docx)

Landon Carpenter an essay (docx)

Logan Klock an essay (docx)

Thompson Souza an essay (docx)

Verne Turner an essay (docx)