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. 


Sincerely,

Kevin Thomas


2019 Submissions

Barack Obama Elementary School

4th Grade

Layla Galata an essay (pdf)

6th Grade

Elsy Rodriguez an essay (pdf)

Emely Mejia Rogriguez a poem (pdf)

Evelyn Espana a work of art (pdf)

Jose E. Ortiz an essay (pdf)

Joshua Orozco a poem (pdf)

Kenia Urrutia an essay (pdf)

Nevaeh Rock a work of art (pdf)

Stephanie Morales an essay (pdf)

East Broadway School

4th Grade

Haley Ruggiero an essay (docx)

Ryan an essay (pdf)

Mcvey Elementary School

4th Grade

Jocelyn Sunny a work of art (jpg)

Vincent Ratkewitch a work of art (jpg)

5th Grade

Priscilla Garcia a work of art (jpg)

Sharon Zou a work of art (jpg)

Meadowbrook Elementary School

5th Grade

Turtle Hook Middle School

6th Grade

Alexa Mehia a work of art (jpg)

Alyshia Page a work of art (jpeg)

Anahi Alfaro a work of art (jpeg)

Angela Lopez a work of art (jpeg)

Ashley Mendoza a work of art (jpeg)

Ayana Proeve a work of art (jpeg)

Carla Cruz a work of art (jpeg)

Christian Pierre-Louis a work of art (jpeg)

Cyniah Alder-Laguer a work of art (jpeg)

Darwin Quintanilla a work of art (jpeg)

David Maldonado a work of art (jpeg)

Esly Velasquez a work of art (jpeg)

Ethan Alvarez a work of art (jpeg)

Hayley Maldonado a work of art (jpeg)

Jada Ocell a work of art (jpeg)

Jasmine Rubio a work of art (jpeg)

Jayden Folger a work of art (jpeg)

Jordan Knight a work of art (jpeg)

Judah Bontemps a work of art (jpeg)

Julian Paredes a work of art (jpeg)

Kamden Monteiro a work of art (jpeg)

Katelyn Alvarado a work of art (jpeg)

Kathia Veliz a work of art (jpeg)

Kathia Veliz a work of art (jpg)

Kenia Guevara a work of art (jpeg)

Kenneth Nalty a work of art (jpeg)

Leslie Ramirez a work of art (jpeg)

Linsi Amaya a work of art (jpeg)

Marc Ray Charles a work of art (jpeg)

Maya Freeman a work of art (jpeg)

Meyli Garcia a work of art (jpeg)

Nolber Turcios a work of art (jpeg)

Okunola Michael Oluwakorede a work of art (jpeg)

Randolph Gonzalez a work of art (jpeg)

Raul Moran a work of art (jpeg)

Raymond Alvarado Enamorado a work of art (jpeg)

Ryan Davis a work of art (jpeg)

Tafari Thwaites a work of art (jpeg)

Theodore Jean-Simon a work of art (jpeg)

Wilder Salmeron a work of art (jpeg)

Xaniyah Obee a work of art (jpeg)

Woodland Middle School

6th Grade

Eva Kyriakidis a work of art (jpg)

Hunter piccoli a work of art (jpg)

Nicholas piccoli a poem (jpg)

PRISHA GOWDA an essay (docx)

Talia Blakeman an essay (pdf)