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. 


John E. Brooks

2021 Submissions

Grand Avenue Elementary School

3rd Grade

Ayden Moody an essay (jpg)

Daniel Brady a poem (jpg)

Gisselle Hurtado an essay (jpg)

Jason Sandoval a poem (jpg)

Luis Gonzalez an essay (jpg)

Marelyn Joya an essay (jpg)

Solomon Mills an essay (jpg)

Trevor Leblanc an essay (jpg)

Zipporah Schenck a poem (jpg)

Zulena Bagley an essay (jpg)

4th Grade

Angelis Hernandez a work of art (jpg)

Arielle Daley an essay (docx)

Chelsea Enamorado a work of art (jpg)

Ernesto Gonzalez an essay (jpg)

Evangeline Garcia a work of art (jpg)

Fatima Desormo an essay (docx)

Isabella Ochoa an essay (jpg)

Kaili Ramsey a work of art (pdf)

Kyle Burrell a poem (docx)

Natasha Umana a work of art (pdf)

Reina Wilfred a work of art (jpg)

Tiyana Baron a work of art (pdf)

Walter Lopez an essay (jpg)

Zoe Wright an essay (jpg)

5th Grade

Adrian an essay (pdf)

Alisson an essay (pdf)

Angelica an essay (pdf)

Ashley, an essay (pdf)

Deandre an essay (pdf)

Josue an essay (pdf)

Laureline an essay (pdf)

Marlee an essay (pdf)

Matias an essay (pdf)

Noah an essay (pdf)

Rose an essay (pdf)

Shahid an essay (pdf)

Ximena an essay (pdf)