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. 


Jen Metzger

2019 Submissions

C J Hooker Middle School

6th Grade

Ella Gallo a poem (pdf)

George Ross Mackenzie Elementary School
Our Lady Of Mount Carmel School

6th Grade

Alex Pena a work of art (jpg)

Andrew Skrobanski a work of art (jpg)

Antonio Contreras a work of art (jpg)

Ehsan Watson a work of art (jpg)

Jenna Doiley a poem (jpg)

Logan Wyatt a work of art (pdf)

Sophia Cellucci an essay (docx)

Saint John's School

4th Grade

Fourth Grade a work of art (pdf)

Townsend Elementary School

3rd Grade

Alexis P. a work of art (pdf)

Anthoni I. an essay (pdf)

Brandon H. an essay (pdf)

Gabe P. a work of art (pdf)

Hunter L. an essay (pdf)

Jackson S. a work of art (pdf)

Landen B. an essay (pdf)

Landon D. a work of art (pdf)

Laney D. a work of art (pdf)

Logan G. an essay (pdf)

Logan G. a work of art (pdf)

Malena M. a work of art (pdf)

Maria S. an essay (pdf)

Maria S. a work of art (pdf)

Noah H. a work of art (pdf)

Richie S. a work of art (pdf)

Taylor T. a work of art (pdf)