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. 


José M. Serrano

2019 Submissions

PS 30 Wilton

5th Grade

Aaliyah Sanchez an essay (jpg)

Abdo Musleh an essay (docx)

Alejandra Rodriguez a work of art (jpg)

Arianna Joly an essay (docx)

Cristal Ruiz an essay (docx)

Dariel Matos a poem (docx)

Emely Corea a work of art (jpg)

Ericka Serrano a work of art (jpg)

Federico Castillo an essay (docx)

Hope Anderson an essay (docx)

Kaylie Toledo a work of art (jpg)

Lacey Quinones a work of art (jpg)

Mariah Contrera an essay (docx)

Raymond Cosme a work of art (jpg)

Vicky Lin a poem (docx)

The Anderson School


Ryan Hao a work of art (jpg)