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 E. Brooks

2019 Submissions

Caroline G Atkinson School

5th Grade

Amora an essay (docx)

Brooklyn an essay (docx)

Chantelle an essay (docx)

Franyelina an essay (docx)

Kenny an essay (docx)

Lhysha an essay (docx)

Yamilet an essay (docx)

Grace Christian Academy

2nd Grade

Daniella a work of art (pdf)

Elijah a poem (pdf)

Favour a work of art (pdf)

Gabriella a poem (pdf)

Keila a work of art (pdf)

Mayumi a poem (pdf)

Grand Avenue Elementary School

2nd Grade

Brandon Guzman an essay (pdf)

Ethan Chung an essay (pdf)

Grand Avenue Elementary School a work of art (pdf)

Yoselin Medina an essay (pdf)

Seaford Manor School


Ashley a work of art (pdf)

Mrs Haug Class a work of art (pdf)

Mrs. Campo a work of art (pdf)

Mrs. Henle Class a work of art (pdf)

Mrs. Plotnick Class a work of art (pdf)

1st Grade

Miss Lee a work of art (pdf)

Mrs. Flannery Name a work of art (pdf)

Mrs. Hannan's 1st grade class a work of art (pdf)

Page a work of art (pdf)

2nd Grade

Mrs. Motisi class a work of art (pdf)

3rd Grade

Mrs. Coghlan a work of art (pdf)

Mrs. Cruz Class a work of art (pdf)

4th Grade

Anthony Hanna an essay (docx)

Avery Garcia an essay (docx)

Brandon Kim an essay (docx)

Debbie Curry an essay (docx)

Finley Kirrane an essay (docx)

Harrison Feitzinger an essay (docx)

Jayden Ferraro an essay (docx)

Logan DiFondi an essay (docx)

Luciana Sacco an essay (docx)

Madelyn Burgess an essay (docx)

Mollie McShane an essay (docx)

Nicole Krupka an essay (docx)

Serena Sacco an essay (docx)

Theresa Scannello an essay (docx)