2017 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 troops fighting overseas, 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

2017 Submissions

East Lake Elementary School
Great Neck Road Elementary School

1st Grade

Ashley Vinas Peralta a work of art (jpg)

Kaitlyn Gomez a work of art (jpg)

Lily Nunez a work of art (jpg)

Madison Mais a work of art (jpg)

May Wang a work of art (jpg)

Mia Paz Garcia a work of art (jpg)

2nd Grade

Alexha Monge Diaz a work of art (jpg)

Angie Menjivar a work of art (jpg)

Dariel Nunez a work of art (jpg)

Genesis Hylton a work of art (jpg)

Kiera Green-Wilson a work of art (jpg)

Natasha Abarca a work of art (jpg)

Noemi Villatoro Bermudes a work of art (jpg)

Rayli Fernandez a work of art (jpg)

3rd Grade

Davion McKenzie an essay (jpg)

Kamila Roddriguez an essay (jpg)

Liyah Estrada a poem (jpg)

Marilyn Peroza a poem (jpg)

Marley Gomez an essay (jpg)

Mirta Lopez a poem (jpg)

Shameel Malik an essay (jpg)

Sophia Duran an essay (jpg)

Harold D Fayette School

6th Grade

Sara Mascitelli a poem (pdf)

Susan E Wiley School

3rd Grade

Adrianna a work of art (jpg)

Bella a work of art (jpg)

Catalina a work of art (jpg)

Jean a work of art (jpg)

Lizbeth a work of art (jpg)

Oscar a work of art (jpg)

Paige a work of art (jpg)

Riley a work of art (jpg)

Ulysses Byas Elementary School

6th Grade

Nayeli Portillo a work of art (jpg)