2018 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 Tedisco

2018 Submissions

Lake Pleasant School


Benjamin G. a work of art (jpg)

Daltyn L. a work of art (jpg)

Elle S. a work of art (jpg)

Jacob D. a work of art (jpg)

Michael F. a work of art (jpg)

Michael M. a work of art (jpg)

William G. a work of art (jpg)

Oak Hill School

5th Grade

J.J. an essay (docx)

Kassidy an essay (docx)

Mckynzie an essay (docx)

Trevor an essay (docx)

Vinnie an essay (docx)

Oppenheim-Ephratah-St Johnsville Elementary/middle School

5th Grade

Adara Nicolella an essay (pdf)

Chloe Hart an essay (pdf)

Hunter Comstock an essay (pdf)

Jaklynn Gattman an essay (pdf)

Landon Carpenter an essay (pdf)

Logan Klock an essay (pdf)

Natalie Talbot an essay (pdf)

Olivia Wilmot an essay (pdf)

Verne Turner an essay (pdf)

Rosendale School

3rd Grade

Sahana Sathish a poem (pdf)

4th Grade

Edward a poem (docx)

Emma a poem (docx)

Jamiias a poem (docx)

Michael a poem (docx)

5th Grade

Eva a poem (docx)

Fayth a poem (docx)

Isaiah a poem (docx)

Ishanna a poem (docx)

Wells School

2nd Grade

Cloye Piasecki a poem (docx)

Dakota Luckert a poem (docx)

Hailey Hausle a poem (docx)

Lucas Christman a poem (docx)

Lucy Blowers a poem (docx)

Samantha Schmick a poem (docx)

Vinnie Lauria a poem (docx)