2021 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

2021 Submissions

Chango Elementary School

1st Grade

Hannah Ritchey a work of art (jpeg)

3rd Grade

Norah Chang a work of art (jpg)

Edinburg Common School

4th Grade

Amelia Goodbread an essay (pdf)

Eastyn Ward an essay (jpg)

Isabella Sweet an essay (pdf)

Jeanette Hand an essay (pdf)

Mackenzie Roberts an essay (pdf)

Michael Wagner an essay (pdf)