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. 


John C. Liu

2020 Submissions

Ms 158 Marie Curie

6th Grade

Junyu Chen a poem (png)

Our Lady Of The Snows Catholic Academy

4th Grade

Addison Parker an essay (pdf)

Amithi Thomas an essay (docx)

Arianna Harris an essay (docx)

Baileigh Crace an essay (pdf)

Benjamin Gallart an essay (docx)

Christian Bivona an essay (docx)

Christian Scott an essay (pdf)

Christian Thweatt an essay (pdf)

Daniel Reiter an essay (docx)

Dominic Leon an essay (docx)

Eliana Garcia an essay (docx)

Elijah Philip an essay (docx)

Ellie Krupczynski an essay (docx)

Francesca Calliste an essay (docx)

Gia Fernandez an essay (pdf)

Isabella Reyes an essay (docx)

Jade Barriga an essay (pdf)

Jennifer Spano an essay (docx)

Jude Thomas an essay (docx)

Madison Thompson an essay (docx)

Riley Davis an essay (docx)

PS 107 Thomas A Dooley

1st Grade

Jacob S. a work of art (png)

Jeremiah F. a work of art (jpg)

3rd Grade

Zhongrui Z. a work of art (jpg)

4th Grade

Jayden Z. a work of art (jpg)

PS 133

5th Grade

Karam Kang an essay (docx)

Karam Kang an essay (docx)

PS 159

5th Grade

Vivian Bortree a work of art (jpg)

PS 209 Clearview Gardens

2nd Grade

Mengrong Liu an essay (jpeg)

Petros Korahais an essay (docx)

4th Grade

Chen an essay (pdf)

Mandy Zeng a poem (docx)

5th Grade

Marilena Korahais a poem (docx)

PS 32 State Street

3rd Grade

Jackson Cui an essay (pdf)

5th Grade

William Kelly a work of art (docx)

Saint Luke School

2nd Grade

Alexis Szeligowski a work of art (pdf)

Angelina Marando an essay (pdf)

Aviana Dandrea an essay (pdf)

Cameron Katigbak an essay (pdf)

Danna Perez a work of art (png)

Ethan Espinal a work of art (pdf)

Jacob Sanchez a work of art (pdf)

Jillian Archbold an essay (pdf)

Lia Ortiz an essay (png)

Luke Mitchell an essay (pdf)

Mateja Vukosa an essay (pdf)

Natalia Francaviglia a work of art (pdf)

Riley Hillig a work of art (pdf)

Rocco Tenaglia a work of art (pdf)

Rosella Occhipinti a work of art (jpeg)

Ryan Tsoukias a work of art (pdf)

Sandro Anteri a work of art (pdf)

Sebastian Ramsundar a work of art (png)

Theodore Stanescu an essay (pdf)

The James J Ambrose School


Avni K. a work of art (jpg)

2nd Grade

Chloe Lim an essay (docx)

The PS 221 North Hills School

3rd Grade

Jason Piao an essay (docx)

4th Grade

Danah Kim an essay (docx)

The Ps 98 Douglaston School

2nd Grade

Hayven Kim a work of art (jpeg)

4th Grade

Livana a poem (pdf)