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. 


José M. Serrano

2021 Submissions

Bronx Academy Of Promise Charter School

6th Grade

Aaron a work of art (docx)

Alexander Ulerio a work of art (jpeg)

Amber a work of art (jpeg)

Ana Pavon an essay (docx)

Daniel Kossi a work of art (jpeg)

Denzel a poem (docx)

Fatmata Sheriff an essay (docx)

Gavin a poem (docx)

Jayson an essay (docx)

Joanna an essay (pdf)

Joel an essay (pdf)

Leslie an essay (docx)

Maxwell a work of art (pdf)

Randy an essay (pdf)

Shannay an essay (pdf)

Shaylee an essay (docx)

Skylynn a poem (docx)

Cardinal Hayes High School

12th Grade

Shawn Lanier a work of art (jpg)

PS 126 Dr Marjorie H Dunbar

8th Grade

Awais Ahmed an essay (jpeg)