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. 


John C. Liu

2019 Submissions

Irwin Altman Middle School 172

6th Grade

Rohana Chetram an essay (pdf)

Jhs 185 Edward Bleeker

6th Grade

Angel Chen an essay (pdf)

Angelina a poem (pdf)

Asma Shah an essay (png)

Darien a poem (pdf)

Elyse a work of art (png)

James Jiang a poem (pdf)

michelle fang an essay (pdf)

Reem Nasrallah an essay (pdf)

Zeshui Song an essay (pdf)

Zhao Tong Wang a work of art (png)

Our Lady Of The Snows Catholic Academy

4th Grade

Arabella Deokaran an essay (jpg)

Arianna Maglietta an essay (jpg)

Ariel Romero an essay (jpg)

Bryanna Vargas an essay (jpg)

Elani Parker an essay (jpg)

Gabriela Dela Cruz an essay (jpg)

Julia McComiskey an essay (jpg)

Kiran Jaikaran an essay (jpg)

Michael Seibert an essay (jpg)

Paramveer Singh an essay (jpg)

Sonali Atwaru an essay (jpg)

Xiomara Texidor an essay (jpg)

PS 130


Danny Kim an essay (jpg)

Ezra Fierro a work of art (jpg)

3rd Grade

Benjamin Lin a work of art (jpg)

Brandon Kim a work of art (jpg)

Kiera Gomez a work of art (jpg)

5th Grade

Claire Lee an essay (jpg)

Constance Zheng a work of art (jpg)

Florence He a work of art (jpeg)

Hannah Kim an essay (jpg)

Madison Kim a work of art (jpg)

Sofie Chang a work of art (jpg)

Sophia Qiu a work of art (jpg)

PS 131 Abigail Adams

2nd Grade

Wadyah an essay (jpg)

5th Grade

Quazi Mahjabin a work of art (pdf)

Ramisa Nuha a work of art (png)

Zainah Syed an essay (docx)

PS 162 John Golden

1st Grade

Staris Lee a work of art (jpeg)

4th Grade

Hua Yi Wei a work of art (jpeg)

PS 188 Kingsbury

1st Grade

Daniel Aronov an essay (docx)

5th Grade

CHLOE R. HEW a work of art (jpg)

Jana a work of art (jpeg)

PS 214 Cadwallader Colden


aileen a work of art (pdf)

celine a work of art (pdf)

james a work of art (pdf)

junyou a work of art (pdf)

luciana a work of art (pdf)

queenas a work of art (pdf)

ryel a work of art (pdf)

2nd Grade

Second gr a work of art (pdf)

3rd Grade

third grade a work of art (pdf)

5th Grade

aaron an essay (pdf)

aiden an essay (pdf)

aini an essay (pdf)

aleah an essay (pdf)

alexa an essay (pdf)

alexander an essay (pdf)

andrea an essay (pdf)

ariadne an essay (pdf)

armani an essay (pdf)

ashley an essay (pdf)

benson an essay (pdf)

chengfeng an essay (pdf)

chloe an essay (pdf)

christine an essay (pdf)

cindy an essay (pdf)

danielle an essay (pdf)

darren an essay (pdf)

derrick an essay (pdf)

edwin an essay (pdf)

elaine an essay (pdf)

elainr an essay (pdf)

elia an essay (pdf)

elise an essay (pdf)

ella an essay (pdf)

emily an essay (pdf)

eric an essay (pdf)

eshal an essay (pdf)

estefany an essay (pdf)

ethan an essay (pdf)

evelyn an essay (pdf)

fatima an essay (pdf)

fiona an essay (pdf)

flory an essay (pdf)

gabriel an essay (pdf)

ivan an essay (pdf)

jacob an essay (pdf)

jared an essay (pdf)

jarrett an essay (pdf)

jasmin an essay (pdf)

jason an essay (pdf)

jerimiah an essay (pdf)

jessica an essay (pdf)

joanna an essay (pdf)

joey an essay (pdf)

krysha an essay (pdf)

layla an essay (pdf)

lily an essay (pdf)

lucas an essay (pdf)

mahogany an essay (pdf)

maireyana an essay (pdf)

mandy an essay (pdf)

marisse an essay (pdf)

matthew an essay (pdf)

owen an essay (pdf)

patrick an essay (pdf)

peter an essay (pdf)

samia an essay (pdf)

seth an essay (pdf)

shelly an essay (pdf)

sylvia an essay (pdf)

toby an essay (pdf)

tommy an essay (pdf)

wilson an essay (pdf)

winnie an essay (pdf)

xinyi an essay (pdf)

yang an essay (pdf)

yiwen an essay (pdf)

yuxin an essay (pdf)

ziya an essay (pdf)

PS 79 Francis Lewis


Kerina Jin a work of art (jpg)

1st Grade

Adarose Naporano a work of art (jpg)

Lilian Liao a work of art (jpg)

2nd Grade

Catherine Chae a work of art (jpg)

Frank Lin a work of art (jpg)

Neal Zheng a work of art (jpg)

3rd Grade

Alice Song a work of art (jpeg)

Alice Song a work of art (jpg)

Anna Condomanolis a work of art (jpg)

Daniel Zhou a work of art (jpg)

Danielle Escarda a work of art (jpg)

Sharon Park a work of art (jpg)

Sophia Bartolo a work of art (jpg)

Yanyi Liu a work of art (jpg)

5th Grade

Aaiza Shahzid a work of art (jpg)

William Spyropoulos School

3rd Grade

Angelina Malamis a poem (pdf)

Chrissy Bliagos an essay (pdf)

Daphne kourkoumelis a poem (pdf)

Dionisi Lambros an essay (pdf)

Dorothy Panagiotanakos an essay (pdf)

Eleni Kossaris a poem (pdf)

Georgia Tsaltas a poem (pdf)

Harry Moukas an essay (pdf)

Ionna Bozos an essay (pdf)

Maria Danalis a poem (pdf)

Maria Zoumberakis an essay (pdf)

Michael Kaloudis a poem (pdf)

Michael Manteloeone a poem (pdf)

Nepheli Stamelos a poem (pdf)

Nicholas Galeoto a poem (pdf)

Sonia Perdicologos a poem (pdf)

Valentina Nakos a poem (pdf)

Vasiliki Bonet a poem (pdf)

William Poll IV an essay (pdf)

Yiannis Kyprianides an essay (pdf)