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 E. Brooks

2020 Submissions

Camp Avenue School

1st Grade

Eleni Tifigiu an essay (jpg)

Chatterton School

6th Grade

Jonas Wan an essay (pdf)

Copiague Christian Academy

1st Grade

Kaylen Guerra a work of art (jpeg)

East Lake Elementary School


2nd Grade

Avery Riccardo an essay (jpg)

Brady Stevens an essay (jpg)

Cameron Walcott an essay (jpg)

Cole Squires an essay (jpg)

Emily Vitucci an essay (jpg)

Hailee Guardino an essay (jpg)

Jake Frenzel an essay (jpg)

Julianna Foley an essay (jpg)

Layla DeLuca an essay (jpg)

Liam Schnatter an essay (jpg)

Marissa Cafiero an essay (jpg)

Miles Tohn an essay (jpg)

Nora DeSantis an essay (jpg)

Palmer Tranchina an essay (jpg)

Parker Kennedy an essay (jpg)

Raylyn DeLuca an essay (jpg)

Reid Imbriani an essay (jpg)

Timothy Lunz an essay (jpg)

Harold D Fayette School

5th Grade

Isabelle Fazio an essay (docx)

Sophia Chen an essay (docx)

Martin Avenue Elementary School

6th Grade

Cosette kozlik an essay (png)

New Visions Elementary School

4th Grade

Jazlyn Acevedo Baez a work of art (png)

Kailey Lalloo a work of art (jpg)

Park Avenue School

3rd Grade

Emmy velasquez a work of art (jpg)

Jason B a work of art (jpg)

4th Grade

Mason Guillouette a work of art (jpg)

5th Grade

Anna Schellberg a poem (png)

Brooke Tuccitto a work of art (png)

Darien Cruz an essay (png)

James McMahon a work of art (png)

Jenriel Eachevarri a work of art (png)

Landon Behrens a work of art (png)

Madeline Chiodi a work of art (png)

Samantha Cilione a work of art (png)

Tyler Keegan a poem (png)

Victor Diaz a work of art (jpg)

Vincent Savalli a work of art (jpg)

Roosevelt Children's Academy Charter School

4th Grade

Aaliyah L. a work of art (png)

Anthony B. a work of art (png)

Fernanda C. V. a work of art (png)

Mary L. a work of art (png)

Valerie F. a work of art (png)

5th Grade

Samantha P. a work of art (png)

Semiloore F. a work of art (png)

Taniyah C. a work of art (png)

6th Grade

Myrka C. a work of art (png)

Rassan H. Jr. a work of art (png)

Rayne W. a work of art (png)

Shadia C. a work of art (png)

Uziel A a work of art (png)

Seaford Manor School

4th Grade

Aiden Rodriguez an essay (docx)

Avery Carroll an essay (docx)

Henry Terjesen an essay (docx)

Julia Frongillo an essay (docx)

Liam Fox an essay (docx)

Lillian Hrubec an essay (docx)

Max DiMola an essay (docx)

Michael Redash an essay (docx)

Natalie Davidson an essay (docx)

Nicolas Cavalluzzo an essay (docx)

Paul Raimondi an essay (docx)

Sarah Fenev an essay (docx)

Sofia Fenoaltea an essay (docx)