2022 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

2022 Submissions

Charter High School Law and Social Justice

11th Grade

Marquez, Alexa Maria a work of art (jpg)

Success Academy Charter School-Upper West


Ryan Repsher a work of art (jpg)

Xylen Ruiz a work of art (jpeg)

4th Grade

Adrian C. a work of art (jpeg)

Gianna Morgan a poem (jpeg)

Norma Morgan a poem (jpeg)

Sonam Yangchen wangdi a work of art (jpg)