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. 


James Tedisco

2020 Submissions

Geyser Road Elementary School

4th Grade

Anna W. a poem (docx)

Ella S an essay (docx)

Ellie T. a poem (docx)

Lyla L. a poem (docx)

Malta Avenue Elementary School

2nd Grade

Natalee Hover a work of art (jpeg)

Oppenheim-Ephratah-St Johnsville Elementary/middle School

5th Grade

DJ Webb an essay (docx)

Landen Robar an essay (docx)

Logan Klock an essay (docx)

Thompson Souza an essay (docx)

Zackary Zea an essay (docx)

Park Terrace School

2nd Grade

Aaliyah a poem (jpg)

Aaron a poem (jpg)

Abby a poem (jpg)

Abgail a poem (jpeg)

Ali a poem (jpg)

Ava a poem (jpg)

Brooke a poem (jpg)

Camden a poem (jpeg)

Eian a poem (jpg)

Garrett a poem (jpg)

Lucas a poem (jpg)

Maddy a poem (jpg)

Nick a poem (jpg)

Skylar a poem (jpg)

Victoria a poem (jpg)

Yzabella a poem (jpg)

Yates Elementary School

4th Grade

Denesh Hetnarine a work of art (jpg)

Rinad Gadalla a work of art (jpg)