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. 


Jessica Ramos

2021 Submissions

PS 127 Aerospace Science Magnet School

6th Grade

Samantha an essay (png)

7th Grade

Abigail Gomez a work of art (jpg)

Afrin Hussain a poem (png)

Alexander Garcia an essay (jpeg)

Brandon Agudo an essay (pdf)

Danna Patino a work of art (jpeg)

Darielliranzo a work of art (jpeg)

Deisy an essay (jpg)

Eshal Masood a poem (jpeg)

Evelyn an essay (jpeg)

Jason Amaya an essay (jpeg)

Jayden Salto an essay (docx)

Jaylynne Wallace a poem (pdf)

Jocelyn Ayala Morocho a poem (jpg)

Kevin a work of art (jpeg)

Mayrin Cajas a work of art (jpeg)

Melbra faith burnett an essay (jpeg)

Michelle Gavilan a work of art (jpeg)

seif ibarhim a poem (pdf)

Sumer a work of art (jpg)

Valentina a work of art (jpeg)

8th Grade

Alexa Cabrera a poem (jpeg)

Alvina Masood a poem (jpeg)

Ambar bibi a poem (jpeg)

Amy Ines a poem (pdf)

Dylan a work of art (jpeg)

Emily Ortega a work of art (jpg)

Enmanuel Taveras a poem (jpeg)

Jessica Cabrera an essay (png)

Kangana Dhanda a poem (png)

Luis bravo an essay (png)

Marcos Belliard a poem (pdf)

Muhammad Awais Shahid a work of art (jpg)

Sumaiya a poem (pdf)

valeria apuango a poem (png)

Zuzet Argueta a poem (pdf)